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Allan Massie’s assertion that “Ireland is a foreign country” (Perspective, 9 April) is incorrect. The Ireland Act 1949 s. 2(1) specifically declared that, even though the Republic of Ireland was no longer a British dominion, it would not be treated as a foreign country for the purposes of British law.

That is why Irish citizens have always had the right to vote in elections at every level in the UK.

Robert Cairns

Harrietfield

Perth

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