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Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1956

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Number 26 of 1956.


IRISH NATIONALITY AND CITIZENSHIP ACT, 1956.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Part I.

PRELIMINARY.

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Definitions.

3.

Regulations.

4.

Expenses.

5.

Repeals and saving for existing citizenship.

Part II.

CITIZENSHIP.

6.

Irish citizenship by birth or descent.

7.

Formalities to be complied with in certain cases.

8.

Acquisition of citizenship on marriage.

9.

Citizenship of posthumous children.

10.

Citizenship of foundlings.

11.

Citizenship of adopted children.

12.

Grant of citizenship as token of honour.

13.

Citizenship of persons born on ships and aircraft.

Part III.

NATURALISATION.

14.

Certificates of naturalisation.

15.

Conditions for issue of certificate.

16.

Power to dispense with conditions of naturalisation in certain cases.

17.

Form of application.

18.

Effect and operation of certificate of naturalisation.

19.

Revocation of certificates of naturalisation.

20.

Acquisition of citizenship by one of married couple.

Part IV.

LOSS OF CITIZENSHIP.

21.

Renunciation of citizenship.

22.

Non-effect of spouse's death or loss of citizenship on other spouse or children.

23.

Marriage not to effect loss of citizenship.

24.

Loss of citizenship by operation of foreign law under section 21 of Act of 1935.

25.

Preservation of obligations on cesser of citizenship.

Part V.

GENERAL.

26.

Mutual citizenship rights.

27.

Registry of births abroad.

28.

Certificates of nationality.

29.

Extension to all citizens of statutory rights conferred on persons born in Ireland.

30.

Fees payable on declaration.

31.

Collection and disposal of fees.


Acts Referred to

Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1935

No. 13 of 1935

Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 1937

No. 39 of 1937

Adoption Act, 1952

No. 25 of 1952

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Number 26 of 1956.


IRISH NATIONALITY AND CITIZENSHIP ACT, 1956.


AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE ACQUISITION AND LOSS OF IRISH NATIONALITY AND CITIZENSHIP. [17th July, 1956.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—