Revocation of Irish citizenship
If you obtained your citizenship by naturalisation, there are some circumstances in which it can be revoked (taken back from you).
How revocation happens
You will be contacted by the Minister for Justice and Equality if your citizenship is to be revoked. Irish citizenship can only be revoked in you obtained it by naturalisation.
Citizenship may be revoked if:
- It was obtained by fraud, misrepresentation or by concealing relevant facts
- You have failed in your duty of fidelity to the nation and loyalty to the state
- Read other circumstances in which citizenship can be revoked
If your citizenship is to be revoked, you may apply for an inquiry into the reasons why.