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Comedy star Jimmy Carr speaks about his Irish heritage and dual British and Irish citizenship

Top UK comedian Jimmy Carr has spoken about his Irish heritage and how being from an Irish family would sometimes cause problems for him growing up.

Carr has been one of the UK’s most successful comedians over the last two decades and his aloof but easy-going style has made him one of the most recognisable faces on TV.

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Attaining Irish citizenship through naturalisation

People who do not have a recent family history of Irish citizenship or a spouse who is an Irish citizen don’t need to lose hope.

You can still become an Irish citizen through naturalisation, which is the process whereby a foreign national living in Ireland may apply to become an Irish citizen.

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Becoming an Irish citizen through marriage or civil partnership

People from overseas who are married to an Irish citizen could be entitled to become an Irish citizen – if they meet certain criteria.

They need to apply for citizen ship through naturalisation. It is the same process that any foreign nationals would go through.