Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Why the Irish passport is among most powerful in the world

“Ireland is ranked among some of the most powerful in the world when it comes to passports. While Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom’s passports allow access to 173 countries Ireland’s comes just four slots below with access to 170.

However the US does come in above Ireland gaining their citizens access to 172 countries, ranked at the same power as Denmark, Germany, and Luxembourg. Ireland has some pretty impressive group buddies such as Canada, France, Japan, Norway, Portugal, and Spain.”

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