Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1956


Loss of Citizenship.

Renunciation of citizenship.

21.—(1) If an Irish citizen, who is either of full age or a married woman under that age, is or is about to become a citizen of another country and for that reason desires to renounce citizenship, he or she may do so, if ordinarily resident outside the State, by lodging with the Minister a declaration of alienage in the prescribed manner, and, upon lodgment of the declaration or, if not then a citizen of that country, upon becoming such, shall cease to be an Irish citizen.

(2) An Irish citizen may not, except with the consent of the Minister, renounce Irish citizenship under this section during a time of war as defined in Article 28.3.3° of the Constitution.