Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 2004

Amendment of section 15A of Principal Act.

9.—Section 15A (inserted by section 5 of the Act of 2001) of the Principal Act is amended by the insertion of the following subsections:

“(3) Paragraph (h) of subsection (1) shall not apply to an applicant for a certificate of naturalisation to whom subsection (4) applies.

(4) Any period of residence outside the island of Ireland, during which—

(a) the applicant for a certificate of naturalisation to which this section applies was married to and living with his or her spouse, and

(b) that applicant's spouse was in the public service,

shall be reckoned as a period of residence in the island of Ireland for the purposes of calculating—

(i) continuous residence under paragraph (f) of subsection (1), or

(ii) total residence under paragraph (g) of that subsection.”.