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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Wednesday, 29 Jan 2003

Vol. 560 No. 1

Written Answers. - Irish Citizenship.

Bernard J. Durkan


819 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he can offer guidance or information to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who is anxious to ascertain whether her former husband, who is currently residing in South Africa, can obtain Irish citizenship to support his daughter who has an Irish passport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1304/03]

There are three ways in which a non-national can obtain Irish citizenship: by descent, by marriage to an Irish citizen – post-nuptial citizenship, or by naturalisation. I am unable to advise, without knowing further details of the person involved, if the former husband of the person referred to is eligible to obtain Irish citizenship through one of the aforementioned methods.

If the Deputy or the person referred to wishes to provide further details in this regard, they may do so by writing directly to the Citizenship Section, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, or by telephoning the citizenship helpline at lo-call 1890 551 500 or 01-6167700 each Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.