Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1935

Issue of certificate of naturalisation to remove doubts.

6.—(1) Where a person applies under this Act to the Minister for a certificate of naturalisation and states in such application that he claims to be a citizen of Saorstát Eireann, and that some doubt has arisen as to whether he is or is not entitled to such citizenship, and that he makes such application solely for the purpose of removing such doubt, the Minister may, if he thinks proper so to do having regard to all the circumstances of the case, issue to such person a certificate of naturalisation containing an express statement that it is issued solely to remove doubts.

(2) The issue to any person of a certificate of naturalisation under this section shall not be evidence or an admission that such person was not a citizen of Saorstát Eireann prior to the issue of such certificate and shall not prejudice or affect any claim by such person to have been a citizen of Saorstát Eireann at any time prior to such issue.