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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 naturalization at the absolute discretion of the Minister for Justice and Equality.