Is the six-week rule disqualifying Irish citizenship ‘unlawful’?

Two months after the UK voted to leave the European Union, Ireland introduced a new policy, whereby citizenship applicants must not have been absent from Ireland for more than six weeks in the year preceding the application. This rule may have a disqualifying effect on many people who have resided in Ireland for most of their lives and could potentially be unconstitutional. There are no statistics at the moment on the number of citizenship refusals on these grounds. A High Court challenge to the policy is believed to be likely.

Read more in the Irish Times.
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