Tuesday, 17 May 2005
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
An application for permission to remain in the State based on marriage to an Irish national was received from the person concerned in April 2005. Applications of this type, in fairness to all other such applicants, are dealt with in chronological order and take approximately 16 months to process. The application in question was acknowledged on 3 May 2005. Marriage to an Irish national does not grant any automatic right to enter or reside in the State solely on that basis. The person in question does not therefore have permission to remain in the State at present.