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Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 2001

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Number 15 of 2001


IRISH NATIONALITY AND CITIZENSHIP ACT, 2001


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Definitions.

2.

Amendment of section 2 of Act of 1956 (interpretation).

3.

Irish citizenship by birth and by descent.

4.

Acquisition of citizenship on marriage (repeal and transitional provision).

5.

Naturalisation of spouses of Irish citizens.

6.

Calculation of period of residence in relation to application for naturalisation.

7.

Registry of births abroad.

8.

Miscellaneous amendments.

9.

Short title, collective citation, construction and commencement.


Acts Referred to

Aliens Act, 1935

1935, No. 14

Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1956

1956, No. 26

Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1986

1986, No. 23

Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts, 1956 to 1994

Refugee Act, 1996

1996, No. 17

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Number 15 of 2001


IRISH NATIONALITY AND CITIZENSHIP ACT, 2001


AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE IRISH NATIONALITY AND CITIZENSHIP ACTS, 1956 TO 1994.

[5th June, 2001]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: