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Roderick Jones v. Minister for Justice and Equality Court of Appeal Hearing

The case Roderick Jones v Minister for Justice and Equality challenging the continuous residency finding of the High Court concerning citizenship applications was heard before the Court of Appeal today. As a reminder of the circumstances surrounding this appeal, last July Mr Justice Barrett in the High Court handed down a significant judgement which held [...]

2019-10-08T12:29:47+00:00October 8th, 2019|Immigration Law|

Important EU Treaty Rights Decision Issued by the European Court of Justice in Chenchooliah v Minister for Justice and Equality Case C94/18

On the 10th of September the European Court of Justice delivered the highly awaited judgement in the case of Nalini Chenchooliah v Minister for Justice and Equality Case C94/18. The case concerned the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015/Council Directive 2004/38/EC and the practice of the Minister for Justice and Equality in utilising [...]

2019-09-16T11:20:39+00:00September 14th, 2019|EU Treaty Rights, Immigration Law|

New Statement from the Minister for Justice and Equality Following the High Court Decision in Jones v Minister for Justice & Equality and Irish Citizenship Applications

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service posted an updated statement on the INIS website yesterday the 11th of September from the Minister for Justice and Equality concerning the processing of citizenship applications and what the government is doing to remedy the catastrophic findings of the High Court in the case of our client Roderick Jones [...]

2019-09-12T14:07:04+00:00September 12th, 2019|Immigration Law, Visa Applications|

Here are the latest Immigration Law judgements from the High Court

  Asif v The Minister for Justice and Equality (2019) IEHC 616 The High Court refused an application for judicial review of the decision of the Minister for Justice and Equality to revoke the residence card of the Applicant, a national of Pakistan who was married to an EU national. The Applicant submitted an application [...]

2019-08-23T06:50:15+00:00August 21st, 2019|Immigration Law|

Preclearance process for Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens announced today

In a much-welcomed announcement today, the Minister for Justice and Equality Mr Charlie Flanagan announced a new Preclearance procedure for Non-EEA Defacto partners of Irish citizens seeking to move to Ireland to live and work with their Irish citizen partner for a period of longer than 90 days. Previously applicant’s seeking to apply for Defacto [...]

2019-08-20T15:21:07+00:00August 20th, 2019|Immigration Law|

Important Judgement of the Court of Appeal in the cases of K & Ors v Minister for Justice and Khan & Ors v Minister for Justice

The Court of Appeal delivered the much-anticipated judgments in the cases of K & Ors v Minister for Justice 2014/990 and Khan & Ors v Minister for Justice 2018/43 on the 30th of July 2019. The cases were related to the operation of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I. [...]

2019-08-16T10:34:29+00:00August 16th, 2019|EU Treaty Rights|

New Immigration Registration Renewal System for 3rd Level Students

September to November are traditionally extremely busy months at the Garda National Immigration Bureau with third level students returning to renew their immigration permission (Stamp 2) for the new academic year. Prior to the introduction of the GNIB online appointment booking system for immigration registration, it was common to see rows of students queuing from [...]

2019-07-30T14:44:58+00:00July 30th, 2019|Immigration Law|

Jones Citizenship Case Appealed To The Court Of Appeal

Sinnott Solicitors can confirm that an appeal has been lodged with the Court of Appeal against the surprising High Court ruling in the case of Roderick Jones v. Minister for Justice and Equality [2019] IEHC 519. In a most controversial judgment which issued recently, Mr Justice Barrett interpreted that continuous residence in the State during [...]

2019-07-25T16:09:37+00:00July 25th, 2019|Immigration Law|

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service release statement following controversial High Court citizenship case

Following on the judgment of Mr Justice Barrett in Roderick Jones v. Minister for Justice and Equality [2019] IEHC 519 the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service posted an update on their website on the 19th of July regarding the processing of citizenship applications. The INIS have confirmed that they are taking steps to remedy the [...]

2019-07-25T07:42:24+00:00July 25th, 2019|Immigration Law|