Citizenship bill closes loophole

Michael McDowell has announced a bill that will enforce new citizenship regulations aimed at closing a loophole by which any child born on the island was guaranteed citizenship. A three year residency requirement will not apply to people born in Northern Ireland and Britain.

  • Davros

    I didn’t know that about Osama’s Brother-in-law !
    One interesting point raised in the Comments – unusual for UTV site – pointing out that the Irish Government looks hypocritical in light of it’s efforts on behalf of Irish Illegals in the USA.

  • George

    Davros,
    As the U.S. currently has citizenship law like the one Ireland just changed asway from, how can it be hypocritical to be interested in the welfare of Irish immigrants who still don’t qualify to stay in the U.S.?

    The equivalent immigrants to Ireland wouldn’t have had a right to stay even under the old law. So no hypocrisy there.