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Surge in online searches for Irish passports in NI

There has been a surge in the number of people in Northern Ireland searching for information online about Irish passports during the EU referendum.

“From looking at Google Trends, we can see that in the UK there's been a significant spike (+100%) in the last 24 hours of people searching for the term,” Michael Wilson, digital data analyst with Glowmetrics in Belfast told UTV.

“And by the looks of it, it's been almost entirely generated by people within Northern Ireland."

You can see the trends page here.

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