Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 2001

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

4.—(1) Section 8 of the Act of 1956 is hereby repealed.

(2) Section 8 (inserted by section 3 of the Act of 1986 and repealed by subsection (1) of this section) of the Act of 1956 shall continue to apply to a person being a non-national who, before the commencement of this section, marries a person who is, or who after the marriage becomes, an Irish citizen (otherwise than by naturalisation or by virtue of section 8 or 12 of the Act of 1956) and who makes a declaration under that section before the expiration of 3 years from such commencement.