LONDON – Ireland faces a second Brexit case in a year after its supreme court dismissed an appeal by a woman who claimed she was denied a visa to the UK on the basis of her pregnancy.
The High Court in Dublin last week upheld the decision by the Court of Appeal in London to quash a complaint by Irish lawyer Marian O’Sullivan.
O’Sullivan was in London for consultations to help her win a legal action against the European Union.
She claimed she and her husband were denied visas because their daughter was born outside the EU and because they were Irish citizens.
O’tSullivan’s case was part of a number of cases in the Irish courts.
The most recent was a case involving a woman from New Zealand who claimed a passport was refused because she was an Irish citizen.
Ireland has been at the centre of a row over Brexit with Britain leaving the EU without a deal.
Ireland, however, wants to remain part of the European Economic Area (EEA), while the UK says the EEA is only for the single market and customs union.