Ireland says it can't handle massive surge in demand from Britons for passports after Brexit

Ireland has urged Britons clamouring to get an Irish passport in the wake of the Brexit result to slow down after a surge in demand.
The spike in interest in obtaining an Irish passport stems from desperate UK citizens eager to retain a link with the European Union.
On Friday, after the Leave vote was confirmed, Google reported a huge increase in the UK of searches of people asking how to obtain an Irish passport, with one in four Brits thought to have Irish heritage.

But now Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has intervened and urged Britons to apply for Irish passports only if it was necessary as it was putting a strain on the service.