Court of Appeal overturns Irish citizenship ruling

14 Nov 2019

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court ruling in July that applicants for Irish citizenship must have “unbroken” residence in Ireland in the year before they apply.

The Court of Appeal has found that the High Court erred in how it interpreted a requirement for “continuous residence” in the State in the year prior to an application for naturalisation.

The Court also found that the Minister’s approach to Mr Roderick Jones’ application for naturalisation was considered “reasonable” and Mr Jones’ appeal was dismissed.

See: Jones -v- Minister for Justice and Equality