Irish citizenship is based upon the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act of 1956.
IRISH CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH:
Child born within the
IRISH CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT:
Child born abroad, whose father or mother or grandparent was an Irish citizen by birth.
IRISH CITIZENSHIP MARRIAGE:
Foreigner who marries an Irish citizen can apply for Irish citizenship after three years of marriage.
IRISH CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION: Irish citizenship may be acquired upon fulfillment of the following condition: Person has resided in
DUAL IRISH CITIZENSHIP: RECOGNIZED.
LOSS OF IRISH CITIZENSHIP:
VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Irish citizenship is permitted by law. Letters of renunciation should be sent to the Department of Justice in
INVOLUNTARY: The following is grounds for involuntary loss of naturalized citizenship: citizenship was obtained through fraud or false statement.
Irish citizenship information is summarized from the above-mentioned law. Any action concerning Irish citizenship should be taken after consulting with a Irish immigration lawyer or the official authority responsible with Irish citizenship.