RTE News: Signature to replace citizenship ceremonies in temporary scheme

The temporary scheme allowing approximately 4,000 applicants to obtain their Certificate of Naturalisation by way of a sworn declaration is a welcome development for those who have already been issued with letters of approval for Citizenship but were unable to obtain their Certificate of Naturalisaion due to the suspension of the Citizenship ceremonies because of [...]

2021-01-19T13:32:29+00:00January 19th, 2021|Latest News|

Irish Citizenship Update

New temporary procedure introduced to replace Irish Citizenship ceremonies The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has formally introduced a new temporary procedure to replace physical citizenship ceremonies during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was previously announced in October 2020 however it took almost three months to finalise in circumstances where its introduction required a statutory amendment. [...]

2021-01-19T13:26:39+00:00January 19th, 2021|Latest News|

Overview of how Brexit impacts UK nationals looking to visit or work in Ireland?

Ireland has a special relationship with the UK because of The common travel area (CTA) which has existed between us since 1922 and formally brought about in 1952. The CTA exists between Ireland, the UK, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man. This CTA is independent of the membership of Ireland and the UK of [...]

2021-01-13T15:32:40+00:00January 13th, 2021|Latest News|

Sinnott Solicitors – Cork Office Opening

Sinnott Solicitors are very proud to open our new Cork office which will be headed up by our Cork native Solicitors Louise Ring and Una O’ Brien. Louise and Una have worked with Sinnott Solicitors for over a decade and we are looking forward to our new venture which will enable us to further expand [...]

2021-01-19T13:20:41+00:00January 11th, 2021|Latest News|

Passport power: Irish permits pip UK for global access

The Irish passport is ranked sixth in the world, ahead of America’s and the UK’s, for visa-free access to foreign countries, according to new data. Irish passport holders can visit 186 destinations without obtaining a visa beforehand. A UK passport permits entry to 185, according to the annual Henley Passport Index. The data, which does [...]

2021-01-11T14:18:04+00:00January 11th, 2021|Latest News|

Undocumented people in Ireland stranded in insecure employment, the survey finds

There are an estimated 15,000 undocumented people currently living in Ireland. This is one of the most underrepresented and vulnerable groups in the country. Migrants Rights Centre Ireland carried out a survey into the lives of over 1,000 undocumented people in the country. Laura Matjusaityte examined the results of this survey. Karuna’s youngest daughter is [...]

2021-01-11T13:04:05+00:00January 11th, 2021|Latest News|

The law on Irish Citizenship refusals for reasons of Character, National Security, Continuous Residency and Revocation of Irish Citizenship

Irish Citizenship generally Irish Citizenship can be acquired in a number of ways under the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts 1956 to 2004 as amended including through Naturalisation which is the process by which the State may confer Irish Citizenship upon a person as a privilege, not a right. Immigration to Ireland has led to [...]

2021-01-05T10:09:06+00:00January 5th, 2021|Latest News|

Merry Christmas from all of us at Sinnott Solicitors!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Sinnott Solicitors! We are delighted to have had a successful year reuniting families from across the world in Ireland. This video highlights only a few of those stories but we look forward to continuing our hard work and success in 2021. We hope you enjoy. Merry Christmas and [...]

2020-12-22T15:42:36+00:00December 17th, 2020|Latest News|

The Rocky Road To Irish Citizenship – Law Society Gazette

'If you’re Irish, come into the parlour, there’s a welcome there for you.’ The road to Irish citizenship, however, might not carry the same ‘welcome on the mat’ for many foreign citizens. Carol Sinnott finds out whether this is the place for you' CAROL SINNOTT IS AN IMMIGRATION LAW SOLICITOR AND THE PRINCIPAL OF SINNOTT [...]

2020-12-15T12:02:10+00:00December 15th, 2020|Latest News|

EU Treaty Rights Update For UK Citizens

Immigration status of family members of UK citizens exercising EU Treaty Rights in Ireland after the 31st of December 2020 and their family members After the 31st December 2020, the UK will fully leave the European Union when the Brexit transition period formally comes to an end. There will be no change to the status [...]

2020-12-03T09:39:38+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Latest News|
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