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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 6:32pm
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Owen

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My great grandfather was from Northern Ireland and I am entitled to Irish citizenship will this give me the same privileges as other European citizens after brexit

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 6:43pm

As long as you have an Irish passport saying European Citizen, then yes.

You will be able to register as a community resident and not have to get a TIE. You will also be able to stay in the EU indefinitely, as long as you become resident after 90 days.

In other words, the same rights as a UK citizen pre brexit.

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 6:56pm

Owen wrote on Fri Jul 5, 2019 6:32pm:

My great grandfather was from Northern Ireland and I am entitled to Irish citizenship will this give me the same privileges as other European citizens after brexit

Get your Irish Passport ASAP just as thousands have already done, if the worst happens as far as Brexit is concerned you will still be an citizen of the EU.

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 7:19pm

Northern Ireland ? 

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 7:24pm

LeckyLes wrote on Fri Jul 5, 2019 7:19pm:

Northern Ireland ? 

LeckyLes.

Yes, although Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom the Republic Of Ireland has never gave up its claim to all Ireland, under international law this entitles those born in Northern Ireland or of Northern Irish descent to Irish citizenship, dual nationality and both British and Irish Passports.

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 7:27pm

John, Thanks for explaining that . Much appreciated.

LeckyLes.

Owen

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 10:34pm

Thanks for the information

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Posted: Fri Jul 5, 2019 10:57pm

My maternal grandfather was Irish (Southern) and I briefly looked into the idea of getting an Irish passport.

From what I remember, the process is to get your birth registered in Ireland, then you can apply for citizenship (not sure if that step is necessary) and a passport.

The issue is that you need birth marriage and death certificates (where applicable) for both grandparents, and for your parents, and yourself. Obtaining these would require quite a lot of research to track them down for me, so probably isn’t worth the effort.

I see that you said that it was your great grandfather that was Irish, which doesn’t give you an automatic right to an Irish passport, it depends on the exact circumstances. Also, that’s another generation’s worth of documents to tract down and obtain copies.

It’s worth checking that you do actually have the right to a passport, and whether you have sufficient 8nformatio about dates and places of birth, marriage & death before going much further.

I’d be interested how you get on, and whether you think it’s worth the effort.

Pete.

Owen

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Posted: Sat Jul 6, 2019 10:39am

Thanks Pete will keep you informed

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Posted: Sun Jul 7, 2019 10:47am

I thought it only went back as far as grandparents not great grandparents?

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