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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Handoll, John

Published: September 2009 - Latest Update: October 2012

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Becker, Hilkka - Cosgrave, Catherine

Published: March 2013

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by O'Dowd, John - Coutts, Stephen

Published: September 2014

Handbook on Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Immigrant Integration [English] [pdf]

Country expert(s)

Becker, Hilkka

Cosgrave, Catherine

Coutts, Stephen

Handoll, John

O'Dowd, John

Current citizenship law

Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts 1956 - 2004 (as amended by Act No. 38 of 2004) LANGUAGE: Ireland

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Ireland domestic case law
International and European case law Ireland International and European case law
Citizenship statistics N/A
Citizenship News

Vote for enfranchising the Irish abroad in Presidential elections

Increase in requests for Irish passports after Brexit

Naturalisations in the UK and Ireland on the rise due to fears from Brexit

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship