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303. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice the current position in relation eligibility for citizenship and naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24088/22]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The granting of Irish citizenship through naturalisation is governed by the provisions of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956, as amended. All applications for a certificate of naturalisation are processed and assessed individually in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
A determination on whether an applicant satisfies the statutory criteria attendant to naturalisation can only be made after an application is received. When submitting an application the onus is on the applicant to determine if they satisfy all of the eligibility criteria.
Section 15 of the Act sets out the statutory conditions that must be fulfilled for a certificate of naturalisation to be granted. Section 6A also provides details on the criteria for naturalisation that applies to a child born to parents who were legally resident in the State at the time of their birth.
Detailed information on Irish citizenship and the naturalisation process, along with the relevant application forms and guidance notes, is available on my Department's immigration website at: www.irishimmigration.ie/how-to-become-a-citizen/.