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  • Citizenship

    Irish Citizenship through birth, descent and by Naturalisation

    In general a person acquires Irish citizenship through one of the following ways:

    • by an entitlement to Irish citizenship for certain persons born in the island of Ireland;
    • entitlement by descent if one of his/her parents was an Irish citizen at the time of the person’s birth;
    • by naturalisation at the total choice of the Minister for Justice and Equality.

    Detailed information on Irish Citizenship and Naturalisation can found by clicking on Irish Citizenship through birth, descent and by Naturalisation.

    Residency Checker

    You can use the online as a guide to whether you meet the naturalisation residency conditions and, if you don’t, show you how long you should wait before making an application.

    Many applications that are processed are considered ineligible as the applicant did not have the required residency at time of application.

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