Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 2001

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

2.—Section 2 of the Act of 1956 is hereby amended by—

(a) the deletion of the definitions of—

(i) “alien”,

(ii) “full age”, and

(iii) “Ireland”,

(b) the substitution for the definition of “the Minister” of the following definition:

“‘the Minister’ means the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform;”,

(c) the insertion after the definition of “naturalised Irish citizen” of the following definition:

“‘non-national’ means a person who is not an Irish citizen;”,


(d) the insertion of the following subsection:

“(2) In this Act a reference to the island of Ireland includes a reference to its islands and seas.”.