All Articles: Ireland

As reported last week, the Irish High Court has held that the decision to put the UK on the list of safe third countries to return people seeking asylum to has been held unlawful. The case is A & anor v The Minister for Justice, Ireland and the Attorney General...

28th March 2024
BY Sonia Lenegan

There is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and British and Irish citizens are able to cross the land border freely. Section 11(4) of the Immigration Act 1971 means that journeys within the Common Travel Area — both over the land border, and across the...

8th April 2022
BY Jennifer Blair

The UK government’s policy is that Brexit will not affect Irish nationals at all. Other EU citizens have to apply for a new “settled status” or risk losing their right to live and work in the UK after June 2021. But the government’s position is that Irish people, whether existing...

20th November 2020
BY Alex Schymyck

On 4 September the Republic of Ireland announced plans for a new “regularisation scheme” to allow certain undocumented migrants to remain in the country legally. The amnesty will be open to anyone who came to Ireland as an international student between January 2005 and December 2010 and is now undocumented. Although...

12th September 2018
BY Luke Butterly

Page contentsThe implications of UK withdrawal for immigration policy and nationality law: Irish aspectsIntroductionThe common travel areaOverviewCurrent arrangementsImplications of withdrawalThe status of Irish citizens in the UK OverviewCurrent arrangementsImplications of withdrawalConclusionsReferences The implications of UK withdrawal for immigration policy and nationality law: Irish aspects By Bernard Ryan, Professor of Law, University...

5th June 2016
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