Thanks to the restriction imposed by Brexit, increasing numbers of British people wish to know if they’re an Irish citizen.
There’s an obviously big advantage of holding an Irish passport: you’ll still be considered an EU citizen and can therefore travel freely throughout the 28 member states of the EU to live and work.
Since it is estimated that as many as six million people living in the UK have at least one Irish grandparent (that’s around 10% of the UK population), there are many people who are potentially able to benefit from an Irish passport.
If you can prove you are descended from someone born on the Island of Ireland, you can apply to be an Irish Citizen.
Once you have citizenship you are automatically a member of Europe and a European citizen.
However, it’s important to realise that applications based on descent from an Irish citizen going further back than a great-grandparent are generally refused. Your chances of succeeding also depend on various other factors.
Apply for Irish citizenship with the help of our genealogist.
Gengenie Research regularly helps people with their application for an Irish passport, including securing the documentation you need. Our expert can also assist you in providing your connection to your Irish ancestor.
We also offer a wide range of other services, including finding Scottish ancestors for legal reasons.
If you need help researching your Irish ancestor, don’t hesitate to get in touch for more information.