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The Explainer: Can people applying for citizenship spend a day outside Ireland?

We discuss the ruling that led to the shock decision on this week’s podcast.

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LAST WEEK, A shock ruling saw an Irish judge rule that citizenship cannot be granted to an applicant if they have spent a day outside Ireland in the past year.

But how did this come about – and can it be appealed? And does it really mean what it seems to? That’s what we’re discussing in this week’s The Explainer podcast.

Reporter Dominic McGrath talks us through everything you need to know about what this ruling says and how it came about. David Kenny, Assistant Professor in Law at Trinity College Dublin, explains the ruling’s impact, and what could happen next. 


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This episode was put together by presenter Sinéad O’Carroll, assistant producer and technical operator Nicky Ryan, executive producer Christine Bohan, and producer Aoife Barry. Design by Palash Somani.

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