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Born in Ireland

If you were born on the island of Ireland, your right to Irish citizenship depends on a number of factors.

born outside ireland

Born before 1 January 2005

If you were born on the island of Ireland before 1 January 2005, you are entitled to be an Irish citizen.

Born after 1 January 2005

If you were born on the island of Ireland on or after 1 January 2005, your right to Irish citizenship depends on:

  • Your parents’ citizenship at the time of your birth
  • The residency history of one of your parents before your birth

This is due to a change in the legislation dealing with Irish nationality and citizenship.