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Posted By: Iains
29-Jan-19 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
we just got back from a few days in dublin - very pleasant city. we had exceptionally good service in the hotel, bars and restaurants from friendly workers from all over europe. a positive atmosphere all round. we got off the plane in glasgow and with no passport checks

No passport controls between Ireland and the UK is by no means automatic, especially by air travel. I would say more than 50% of the time flying to Ireland my passport was checked on arrival.
Two EU members Ireland and the United Kingdom negotiated opt-outs from Schengen and continue to operate the Common Travel Area systematic border controls with other EU member states.
However, Irish immigration officers will check the ID of all passengers arriving by air from the UK and may ask for proof of nationality, particularly if you were born outside the UK. (Still current at: 29 January 2019 gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ireland)