Citizenship law

The law governing citizenship in Ireland is set out in the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 as amended and other relevant Regulations.

Reference version of 1956 Act

Citizenship Division has created an informal, consolidated version of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 for reference.

This incorporates all amendments from subsequent legislation.

Document icon Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956
Reference version (PDF 200KB)
 

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Updated: 20 December 2016

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