I've lived in Ireland for 3 years continuously (with a few months working in the UK for my Irish company remotely due to COVID, now back in Ireland). My mother has Irish citizenship through her grandfather but only gained this after my birth.
I received this from the citizenship help desk and wondered if the condition for length of stay (4 years in the last 8 ) could be waived due to Irish association through family?:
The conditions for naturalisation are as follows:
· You must (i) be of full age (i.e. eighteen years or older, or
married if younger than eighteen) or (ii) a minor born in the
· You must be of good character
· You must have had a period of one (1) year’s continuous reckonable
residence in the State immediately before the date of the
· during the eight (8) years preceding that have had a total
reckonable residence in the State amounting to four (4) years.
· You must intend in good faith to continue to reside in the State
· You must make a declaration of fidelity to the nation and loyalty
to the State.
The Minister for Justice and Equality has power (in his or her absolute
discretion) to waive one or more of the above conditions for naturalisation
in certain circumstances as follows:
· Where the person is of Irish descent or of Irish associations *, or
is a parent or guardian applying on behalf of a minor child of Irish
descent or Irish associations.
· Where the person has an entitlement to Irish citizenship if he or she
was born on the island of Ireland.
· Where the person is a naturalised parent applying on behalf of their
· Where the person is the spouse or civil partner of an Irish citizen
or a naturalised person.
· Where the person has been resident abroad in the employment of the
Irish public service.
· Where the person is recognised as a refugee (under the 1951 Geneva
Convention relating to the Status of Refugees) or a stateless person (under
the 1954 UN Convention regarding Stateless Persons).
· Irish association means related by blood, affinity or adoption to a
person who is an Irish citizen