Emma Desouza

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Emma DeSouza (left) with her husband Jake (right) at the rally outside Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Two hundred people gathered outside Belfast City Hall on Saturday for a We Are Irish Too rally organised by immigration and citizens’ rights campaigne(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: “People are using the Belfast Agreement for all sorts of spurious reasons.” Photograph: Reuters

The DUP’s interpretation of Belfast Agreement citizenship provisions is “bizarre” human rights body the Committee on the Administration of Justice, ha(...)

Theresa May promised on a visit to Belfast in February to review the concerns of Irish citizens in Northern Ireland about how British immigration rules treat their rights to be Irish under the 1998 Belfast Agreement.  Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s chief human rights commissioner has called on the UK to conduct an “open and transparent” examination of the post-Brexit rights of (...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has criticised the Northern Secretary Karen Bradley for appearing to suggest that Irish citizens living in No(...)

Border Communities Against Brexit holding protests on Old Belfast Road, on the northern side of the Border, on Saturday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brexit is exposing the UK government’s failure to take seriously the right of people in Northern Ireland to be accepted as Irish at birth under the 19(...)

Les Allamby, chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The UK government is under pressure to clarify immigration rules that human rights activists say undermine the rights of Northern Ireland-born Irish c(...)

To claim her Irish-citizenship-based EU right of residence for her US husband, Derry-born Emma DeSouza has been told she must renounce her British citizenship first – citizenship acquired at birth automatically but never desired, sought or claimed. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

So, what does “parity of esteem” mean? This guarantee to both Northern Ireland’s communities, enshrined in the Belfast Agreement, has a number of co(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is due to face a “meaningful vote” on Brexit early next week. Its fate is said to hinge on whether the UK attorney general can revise his legal assessment of the backstop

Northern Ireland residents who wish to assert their Irish nationality and EU citizenship rights after Brexit are inadequately protected by the withdra(...)