#OnThisDay 11th June 2004, the Citizenship Referendum (27th amendment) was held and succeeded. The referendum removed the right to automatic Irish citizenship for people born in Ireland.
Proposed by the government coalition of Fianna Fáil and Progressive Democrats, and supported by Fine Gael, the amendment was opposed by parties on the left, the Human Rights Commission, and Council for Civil Liberties.
This contemporaneous pamphlet, by Kieran Allen for the Socialist Workers Party, addresses the arguments in favour and the anti-immigrant sentiment driving the campaign.
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