The case of Roderick Jones v Minister for Justice and Equality challenging the continuous residency finding of the High Court concerning citizenship applications was listed before the Court of Appeal this morning for case management directions.

We are pleased to confirm that the Court of Appeal has given the case extreme priority and have listed the appeal to be heard on the 8th of October 2019. The courts will close for their summer vacation on the 31st of July as a result of which the assigned date is the first available date in the new legal term for the appeal to be heard.

Our client Mr Jones, and the immigration team at Sinnott Solicitors are very thankful to the Court of Appeal for treating the matter with priority and recognising the serious implications of the judgment of Mr Justice Barrett in assigning an early hearing date to the appeal. Under normal course an Appellant would be waiting for well over one year for an appeal hearing to be heard.

In the meantime, we would encourage Applicants to continue to submit their applications for to be granted Irish citizenship. The next citizenship ceremony is scheduled to be held on the 30 th of September 2019 at the Killarney Convention Centre, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

If you have any queries on your application for Irish citizenship or wish to discuss any immigration matter, do not hesitate to contact the office of Sinnott Solicitors today on +353 1 406 2862 or