Emma Desouza

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Emma de Souza and her husband, Jake: Following her legal challenge, the British government in 2020 said everyone living in Northern Ireland  would be treated equally when applying under the British government’s EU Settlement Scheme. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

Hundreds of people in Northern Ireland gave up their British citizenship in the past decade in a bid to ensure they could bring their foreign-born spo(...)

Some 52 per cent of 1,131 people asked by polling company Ireland Thinks last month said that all Irish citizens abroad should be entitled to vote, with 39 per cent opposed to the idea.

A narrow majority of people believe that all Irish citizens with valid passports who are living abroad should be allowed to vote in future presidentia(...)

Unionists now face a situation that might be compared to the DeSouza immigration case, where Belfast woman Emma DeSouza contested having to acknowledge British citizenship in order to renounce it

As Northern Ireland looks like escaping its worst Brexit nightmares, DUP leader Arlene Foster has laid claim to some tentative optimism – and unwittin(...)

Emma De Souza with her husband, Jake. Photograph: Alan Lewis

Members of the public have donated more than £25,000 since last Friday to cover the legal bill faced by campaigner Emma DeSouza. Ms DeSouza, from Mag(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill:  Ms O’Neill believes Taoiseach Micheál Martin will visit Northern Ireland “over the course of the next number of days”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The North’s First and Deputy First Ministers have said they look forward to a positive relationship with the new Taoiseach following their first conve(...)

Emma DeSouza with her husband, Jake. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

When Emma and Jake DeSouza look at their wedding photos, they marvel at the people they once were. “We go, wow, those people had no idea about things (...)

‘One of the reoccurring characters in the Brexit soap opera is the most widely used document of Irish citizenship, the Irish passport.’ File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

One of the reoccurring characters in the Brexit soap opera is the most widely used document of Irish citizenship, the Irish passport. The applications(...)

 Emma DeSouza from Co Derry, who applied for a residence card for her US-born husband, Jake, to live and work in Northern Ireland but had her application rejected on the basis that she had identified herself as Irish on the application. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

When the Belfast Agreement recognised the birthright of people in Northern Ireland to identify as Irish or British, or both, it was not intended to be(...)

Emma DeSouza and her husband Jake. The couple spoke of being “devastated” at the UK immigration tribunal ruling and the “personal cost” of the long-running legal battle. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Emma DeSouza and her US-born husband Jake thought someone at the UK Home Office had made a mistake when it refused him a residence card in 2016 becaus(...)

Emma DeSouza and her US born husband Jake.Ms DeSouza is considering further legal action. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An Irish woman who lost a ruling identifying her as British by birth under UK law is exploring whether she can lodge a complaint to the UN over a brea(...)

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