Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1935

Citizenship of spouse of person whose certificate is revoked.

11.—Whenever the Minister revokes a certificate of naturalisation, then, if the person to whom such certificate related is, at the time of such revocation, married and his wife or her husband (as the case may be) was immediately before such revocation a citizen of Saorstát Eireann, the following provisions shall have effect, that is to say:—

(a) such revocation shall not of itself prejudice or affect such citizenship of such wife or husband;

(b) if such wife or husband (as the case may be) was, immediately before such revocation, a citizen of Saorstát Eireann by virtue of a certificate of naturalisation issued to her or him, the Minister may, by the order effecting such revocation or by a subsequent order made within one year after such revocation, revoke the certificate of naturalisation so issued to such wife or husband;

(c) such wife or husband may (unless her or his certificate of naturalisation has been revoked under the foregoing provisions of this section) make and lodge with the Minister in the prescribed form and manner within one year after such revocation a declaration of alienage, and thereupon such wife or husband (as the case may be) shall cease to be a citizen of Saorstát Eireann.