Civil Registration Act 2004

Registration of births outside State of children of Irish citizens domiciled in State.

26.—(1) An tArd-Chláraitheoir may, on production to him or her of such evidence as appears to him or her to be satisfactory, cause the birth outside the State (other than a birth to which section 27 applies) of the child of an Irish citizen domiciled in the State to be registered in the register if—

(a) there was not at the time of the birth a system of registration of births in the place where the birth occurred or such a system that applied to such a child, or

(b) it is not possible to obtain copies of or extracts from civil records of the birth.

(2) Subsection (1) applies to the stillbirth of a child as it applies to the birth of a child and, accordingly, references in that subsection to birth and births shall be construed as including references to stillbirth and stillbirths, respectively.