Brexit: Armagh Post Office hands out 400 Irish passport forms in one day

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Armagh city’s Post Office, based in Emerson’s Supermarket, has reported an influx of requests from customers seeking Irish passports since Brexit was announced.

The Post Office staff, who would normally hand out about 30 Irish Passport forms, handed out approximately 400 on Friday.

Gavin Emerson, owner of Emerson’s Supermarket which is home to the Post Office and the Photo Lab, said: “Almost as soon as Brexit was announced we had an influx of people asking about Irish Passports. We have never handed out more forms, in such a space of time, ever before. We handed out approximately 400 forms which is unheard of here at our Post Office. And because our Photo Lab is right beside the Post Office, people were getting their passport pictures taken at the same time.

“Friday was busy and this week looks like it could be the same.”