Born in Ireland
If you were born on the island of Ireland, your right to Irish citizenship depends on a number of factors.
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.
Questions about citizenship?
If you’re applying for citizenship or have questions about citizenship, contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service of the Department of Justice and Equality.