Episode 44: British-Irish migrations, Brexit and the Common Travel Area

We’re thinking about Ireland again this week in an episode devoted to thinking about Free movement between Britain and Ireland and the long history of migration between the two countries. Ever wondered what the Common Travel Area actually is? Michaela talks to Professor Imelda Maher about what it is (and isn’t), and what Brexit might mean for the future of this agreement. But what does this long relationship mean for migrations between to the two, lives, identities, and a sense of belonging? From her conversation with Professor Mary Gilmartin about the lesser-known story of the second largest minority population in Ireland, British citizens to her conversation with Hannah, a dual Irish-British citizen, Michaela explores questions of citizenship, identity and belonging through the lens of the British-Irish relationship.

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