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 implications of the judgement as soon as possible and are preparing for the upcoming ceremony in September 2019.

They have advised Applicants to continue to submit their applications for citizenship as normal and not to cancel any current or upcoming travel plans.

Adult applicants for Irish citizenship  should continue to submit their applications on the Form 8 application form and submit all of the necessary documentation listed thereon. Should any additional documentation be required in due course, the Citizenship Division will seek this.

The have INIS confirmed that they do not believe that the judgment in Jones v. Minister for Justice and Equality will have any implications for individuals who have applied for citizenship under the current legislation.

As solicitors for the Applicant in the case of Jones v. Minister for Justice and Equality, keep an eye on our website this week for updates on the case and what happens next.

In the meantime, should you have any queries on your application for Irish citizenship, do not hesitate to contact the office of Sinnott Solicitors today on  +35314062862 or