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Woman at centre of Irish-British citizenship battle vows to fight on

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 Northern Ireland, accused the Government of failing to honour the spirit of a commitment in the Good Friday Agreement that people from the region could identify as British, Irish or both. Ms DeSouza, who insists she is Irish and has never been British, claimed the Home Office’s “hard-line” approach was an attempt to restrict access to EU entitlements in Northern Ireland post-Brexit.

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