Supreme Court Judgment will Lead to Greater Transparency in Naturalisation Decisions

We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Alan Desmond, PhD candidate at UCC and IRCHSS Government of Ireland scholar. This post first appeared on website of the EUDO Observatory on Citizenship

In a report on citizenship acquisition in Ireland issued in 2011, the Immigrant Council of Ireland highlighted a number of issues which make the process of applying for Irish citizenship unduly difficult for migrants. One of these issues, the Minister for Justice’s freedom to refuse applications for naturalisation without an accompanying explanation, has been dealt a death blow by a Supreme Court decision delivered on Thursday, 6 December.

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Supreme Court Judgment will Lead to Greater Transparency in Naturalisation Decisions