Brexit: With mounting fears of a no-deal, are Britain’s Irish pointing for home?

With the economic barometer dropping across the channel and fairer times here, more are now on a flight path home

Many home-buyers are seeking typical holiday home locations

Many home-buyers are seeking typical holiday home locations

Double, double, toil and trouble. When storm clouds gather, it’s not unusual for those in their path to flee. Three years on from the referendum on Brexit, the portents for the UK are dark. House prices are wavering, the pound has plummeted and living costs are on the up. But with mounting fears of a no-deal Brexit, are Britain’s Irish pointing for home?

The UK has always been a major destination for the Irish. Britain’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) puts the Irish-born population of the UK at 380,000. Many were the migrating birds blown off course to new habitats by recession at home. But migrating birds are attuned to the weather. With the economic barometer dropping across the channel and fairer times here, more are now on a flight path home.

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