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Old Jan 8th 2018, 8:54 pm
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As I understand a nonEU spouse can apply for naturalisation/passport after living for 3 years on 'the island of Ireland' while married to an Irish Citizen.

My question is - If a N.Ireland dual national is exercising his EU free movement rights by living in ROI as a British national with his nonEU spouse, does the rule above still apply? Can he use his British citizenship on one hand and his Irish citizenship on the other (after 3 years)?
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Old Jan 8th 2018, 9:37 pm
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A non-Irish spouse of an Irish citizen can naturalise after three years of residence on the island of Ireland, that is correct.

Someone born in Northern Ireland would be considered an Irish citizen by the RoI so he or she would not be exercising their EEA Freedom of Movement rights by residing in the RoI on a British passport.
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Old Jan 8th 2018, 10:02 pm
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Someone born in Northern Ireland would be considered an Irish citizen by the RoI so he or she would not be exercising their EEA Freedom of Movement rights by residing in the RoI on a British passport.
I didn't consider that.

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Default Re: Irish citizenship through marriage to dual (UK/Irish) national

Originally Posted by BritInParis
A non-Irish spouse of an Irish citizen can naturalise after three years of residence on the island of Ireland, that is correct.

Someone born in Northern Ireland would be considered an Irish citizen by the RoI so he or she would not be exercising their EEA Freedom of Movement rights by residing in the RoI on a British passport.
I know this is a few months old, but its just raised a question we are searching for the definitive answer to.......for citizenship purposes, does "island of Ireland" actually include the North? Could a non-Irish spouse of an Irish citizen naturalise after three years living in Derry, for example?
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
I know this is a few months old, but its just raised a question we are searching for the definitive answer to.......for citizenship purposes, does "island of Ireland" actually include the North? Could a non-Irish spouse of an Irish citizen naturalise after three years living in Derry, for example?
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Yes.

Citizenship by naturalisation
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The terminology "Island of Ireland" was used to clearly show that the framers of the constitution did not accept Partition. In other words the view from Dublin is that "Ireland" is the while 32 counties.
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