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How to become an Irish citizen

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Many people across the world are proud of their Irish heritage, but can they actually become an Irish citizen as a result of their ancestry? Hollywood star John C Reilly recently revealed that he was to become an Irish citizen, despite being ‘one grandparent away’ from being eligible.

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Gene Kelly’s widow speaks about the star’s struggle to gain Irish citizenship – despite having an Irish grandfather

Gene Kelly

American legend Gene Kelly was one of the major stars of the golden age of Hollywood. In 1999, the multi-talented actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director and producer was named the 15th greatest male screen legend of all time by the American Film Institute.

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Punk legend John Lydon speaks about childhood summers in Co Cork and his Irish citizenship

John Lydon

Punk icon John Lydon has spoken about how his Irish heritage has influenced his music and why he travels on an Irish passport. The Sex Pistols and PiL frontman was born in Holloway, North London and grew up in Finsbury Park, an area with a large Irish, Pakistani and Jamaican …

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Irish citizenship is ranked as the second best in the world

Irish citizenship is ranked as the second best in the world

Ireland is the second-best country in the world to hold citizenship, according to an international study ranking the rights and benefits of different nation’s citizens. Italian Dual Citizenships conducted the study which measured the rights of citizens from different countries over a vast range of issues.

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Gaining Irish Citizenship through family ties

Family tree on Irish flag

Are your parents Irish citizens? If either of your parents was born in Ireland, and is an Irish citizen, you are automatically an Irish citizen – wherever you were born. You can Follow this link to apply for an Irish passport – although having a passport is not a necessary …

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