The eligibility criteria for becoming an Irish citizen by naturalisation is set out in the website of the Immigration Service of my Department (www.inis.gov.ie). One of the criteria is that a person must be of good character. Any interaction that a person has had with An Garda Síochána or other law enforcement authorities or with the courts will be considered.
As the Deputy will appreciate, it is not possible to indicate in advance of a full assessment of an application whether a decision on an application will be positive or not.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the Immigration Service of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility, which has been specifically established for this purpose. This service enables up to date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to seek information by way of the Parliamentary Questions process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in cases where the response is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.