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Irish Born Child Renewals
  1. Under the provisions of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 2004, children born of foreign national parents on or after 1 January 2005 are not automatically entitled to Irish citizenship. One of the parents must be legally resident in Ireland for at least three out of the previous four years immediately before the birth of the child. On proof of a genuine link to Ireland their child will be entitled to Irish citizenship.

  2. If either of your parents was an Irish citizen at the time of your birth, then you are automatically entitled to be an Irish citizen, regardless of your place of birth. If you were born outside Ireland to an Irish citizen who was himself or herself born in Ireland, then you are entitled to be an Irish citizen.

  3. If your parent got Irish citizenship before you were born, for example, through marriage, adoption or naturalisation, you are also entitled to Irish citizenship.

  4. If one of your grandparents is an Irish citizen but neither of your parents is an Irish citizen, you may become an Irish citizen. You will need to have your birth registered in the Foreign Births Register.