Dublin, Ireland – The Dublin City Council has announced that people who travel abroad without a valid passport will be required to show a valid visa, subject to certain conditions.
The council’s announcement follows the publication of a draft European Union directive on passport control.
Dublin City Council said the new requirement was due to the UK’s decision to quit the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).”
We are taking this step to ensure that all Dublin citizens who travel overseas without a visa can be able to travel safely and securely across the European Union and other member states.”
Dublin City Council said the new requirement was due to the UK’s decision to quit the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
The council also said that those with a valid EU passport would not be able travel without an EU visa.
The European Court ruled in 2014 that the UK has failed to uphold its obligations under the Human Rights Directive, a move that sparked a huge backlash from many European countries.
Dubois Council leader Mary Mitchell said that Dublin City is making an effort to “work with the UK to ensure this is not the case”.
The council’s director of legal services, Peter McGann, said: ‘We have been making progress, but unfortunately there is still much work to do.
‘We know that the European Commission has been working closely with us on a number of initiatives to make sure we are in a position to deliver this.”‘
It’s a bit like walking into a gun shop’The draft directive states that people living in Ireland, who are over the age of 16 and who hold a valid European passport, would have to provide a copy of their passport to the council.
Those aged 16 or over would also be required by law to bring a copy to the police if they are arrested or in custody.
It also says that any person who travels overseas without an adequate passport will not be allowed to return to Ireland.
Dublins mayor and EU commissioner for citizenship, Richard Bruton, said that the city was making an attempt to work with the British Government to ensure the Dublin passport requirement was not introduced.
Mr Bruton said:’It seems like walking around the shop you find there’s a gun and there’s nothing to be done.
‘It’s very frustrating.
It’s very easy to get into a situation where you can do something and it doesn’t work out.
‘There is a lot of work to be completed and I think the Irish people will be pleased that the Dublin City Mayor and EU Commissioner for Citizenship have been able to do that and have had a positive outcome.’
Mr Brutin added that the council will be seeking clarification from the UK over the draft directive.