Oh I see, so the Registrar Office is not related to the immigration, and the purpose of the interview is just to mitigate the risk of fake marriage, but the questions are pretty simple for a couple to Answer, they will talk to you both at first and then ask a few questions individually.
I went to the immigration along with my partner to apply for the visa, but then I was told by the attendant that I never updated my relationship status with the immigration (didn’t even know i had to let them know who I am dating) and I was “illegal” I would have to submit my application by post, even thou my address was updated in their system and I was already living with my partner for over a year. During my process I asked many times for a temporary visa and they refused, said I didn’t need one, not sure why or if it was just with me. I spent this one 1 year without visa, I have some friends who are married to European and their process was quicker and they were given temporary visas until the final decision. I think because I am married to and Irish they don’t have to answer to the EU on the freedom of movement (my deduction), and my partner had to send P60s, bank statements and psy slips to prove that he could support both of us.
I did travel abroad twice during that time, once to my home country which I went by myself, the officer at the airport asked why I was traveling alone and I explained the whole situation and showed him my marriage certificate with a copy of my partner’s passport, because I was in limbo I had an appointment booked within the next couple of days after my return, so he gave me a tourist visa LOL.
The next trip was 8 months after my application, we went to our honeymoon and it was no hassle to come back because we were traveling together. I applied in early May and only got my visa in March of the following year.
Not sure what PR stands for, but I followed the process I was told on the immigration office in dublin.