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Posted by eileen50
on 12 Feb 2020

Hi

My father was Irish born in Galway. Does that give myself and my daughter the right to live in Ireland?

StevenVoortman on 12 Feb 2020 - 07:48

Hi Eileen

If either of your parents was an Irish citizen who was born in Ireland, then you are automatically an Irish citizen. this is irrespective of your place of birth. If you are an Irish citizen, you can apply for an Irish passport. You do not need an Irish passport to be an Irish citizen but having an Irish passport is evidence that you are an Irish citizen. 

If you are the grandchild of a natural-born Irish citizen, then you may claim Irish citizenship. To do this you must have your birth registered in the Foreign Births Register. 

Are you thinking of moving to Ireland soon? Our guide to Ireland may help answer any further questions you have. 

Hope this helps

Steve

 

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