Hurling fans asked to show passport at border

Local hurling fans were subjected to an immigration check as they crossed the border en route to Dublin last Sunday.

Mystified fans contacted the Andersonstown News to detail what happened as they made their way to Parnell Park to watch Rossa in the All-Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship semi-final.

"We were about a mile across the border on the Republic side when we were stopped by the Gardai who said they were conducting an immigration check.

“They asked for passports but of course nobody needs their passport for a trip to Dublin so a lot of us just showed bank cards and licences,” said one bewildered caller.

Whilst the Gardai were happy enough to accept these forms of ID from most people, they apparently focused their attention on a black man and removed him from the bus. Another caller claimed the same thing happened to him the previous weekend and that Asians were taken from his bus which consequently continued its journey to Dublin without them.

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