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|24 Oct 2017, 4:46 p.m.||Nationality: Republic of Ireland||Mims Davies|
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has secured reciprocity in the criteria for entitlement to Irish nationality for spouses of Irish citizens resident in the UK.
Answer (Brandon Lewis)
The criteria for determining who is entitled to Irish nationality is a matter for the Government of Ireland.
The close historic, social and cultural ties between the UK and Ireland have led to the creation of reciprocal rights for respective nationals when in the other state. Leaders in the UK and Ireland have confirmed their commitment to protecting these rights for British and Irish nationals which include the right to enter and remain, the right to work and to study and access to social welfare entitlements and benefits.