Written answers

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Department of Justice and Equality

Dual Citizenship Numbers

Photo of Tommy BroughanTommy Broughan (Dublin North East, Labour)
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126. To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if his Department keeps or intends to keep a record in relation to non-nationals who acquire Irish citizenship but who also have national citizenship of another country and who retain passports in respect of both citizenships. [47314/13]

Photo of Alan ShatterAlan Shatter (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Defence; Dublin South, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy will be aware, under Irish law the acquisition of Irish citizenship is not contingent on the renunciation of the citizenship of another jurisdiction. There is, therefore, no requirement to ascertain if a person retains or renounces their original nationality. I have no plans to amend the law in this regard.

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