EU citizens could face tougher border measures in Ireland after UK vote

The UK government has approved a rule that will require non-Irish EU residents to apply for authorisation before travelling between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The requirement, voted through on Tuesday night by a majority of 298 MPs, is part of the Nationality and Borders Bill and has been called “unworkable” by the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ).

Under the new measure, non-Irish EU citizens will have to apply online for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) before entering the UK from the EU, including when crossing the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The House of Lords had previously voted for an amendment which would have exempted Northern Ireland from the

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