Emma Desouza

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‘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(...)

Taoisech Leo Varadkar says he will raise the Emma DeSouza case with Boris Johnson . File photogrph: Noel Mullen AFP via Getty Images)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he will raise the ruling on citizenship in the Emma DeSouza case with British prime minister Boris Johnson this week. (...)

Emma DeSouza and her US born husband Jake . Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

What is the Emma DeSouza case about? It concerns the right of people in Northern Ireland to be considered Irish from birth under the terms of the 199(...)

Emma DeSouza and her US born husband Jake arrive for a press conference in  Belfast on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The assertion that Irish citizens born in Northern Ireland are British makes a mockery of the Belfast Agreement’s equal citizenship and identity right(...)

Emma de Souza and her husband Jake at Belfast High Court in September. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.

A woman who lost a challenge against a Home Office ruling that she is British by birth has vowed to continue her legal battle. Emma DeSouza, from Co (...)

 Emma DeSouza and her husband Jake at Belfast High Court on Tuesday. Ms DeSouza applied for a residence card for her US-born husband Jake using her Irish passport in December 2015 which the British Home Office rejected, saying she was British.   Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A Belfast immigration tribunal was told on Tuesday that because a Derry woman did not renounce her British citizenship she therefore remained British,(...)

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(...)

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