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If I have dual citizenship (my dad was Irish), will I still be a member of the EU?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 7:37pm
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Louisa810

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Hi everyone. My husband and I would like to retire to Spain in the future. We both have a parent who was Irish and so we are in the process of applying for dual citizenship. I've looked all over the Internet but I can't seem to find the answer to whether that means we will be able to move to Spain, just as we would have done, if Brexit hadn't happened? Grateful for any advice. Take care. Louisa

DarioMartin

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 9:52pm

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Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 9:52pm

Short answer - YES - as an Irish citizen you will be EU Citizens and will not be affected by Brexit (of course when you enter Spain and apply for Residencia, you do so on your Irish passports)

Matthew

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 7:45am

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 7:45am

I'll tell ya wan ting lads and lassies - there are so many people from the UK becoming Irish, I think as an Irishman it's my duty to apply for UK citizenship. Does that mean I can wear a Panama Hat and drink an 'alf with the "boys"? Can I then apply to have Irish posters banned from this forum? Can I then  apply for a table in the pub quiz in Mojacar's Oldest Brit pub where questions like "There is nobody around and nobody's watching, what do most Brits like to do?  I might even be accepted in the Jolly Lemon for a session of Bingo. Why have I not applied to the UK authorities already? Will AndyMac, James and Kevin finally throw their arms around me?  -  Hmmmmmm! I think I'll remain a Paddy.

Upshot:- The "boys" are getting worried, we could soon be in the majority and could have somebody in the townhall.

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 8:09am

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 8:09am

Applying for an Irish Passport from a citizen of Great Britain

For information on passports or passport services contact the Irish Embassy, Consulate or Honorary Consulate below.

Passport Office

Embassy of Ireland
114a Cromwell Road,
London, SW7 4ES
Great Britain

Tel: +44 20 7373 4339

Fax: +44 207 3734589

Email: Submit your query here

Website: www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/great-britain/passports

Passport Officer: Rose Gaughan


Louisa810

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 1:13pm

Louisa810

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 1:13pm

DarioMartin wrote on Thu May 28, 2020 9:52pm:

Short answer - YES - as an Irish citizen you will be EU Citizens and will not be affected by Brexit (of course when you enter Spain and apply for Residencia, you do so on your Irish passports)

Hi. Thank you so much for replying. I really appreciate it. 

Louisa810

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 1:39pm

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Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 1:39pm

DarioMartin wrote on Thu May 28, 2020 9:52pm:

Short answer - YES - as an Irish citizen you will be EU Citizens and will not be affected by Brexit (of course when you enter Spain and apply for Residencia, you do so on your Irish passports)

Hi. Thank you so much for replying. I really appreciate it. 

Captango7653

Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 5:50pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 5:50pm

If you wish to use an Irish passport why would you not do so and wholeheartedly celebrate your Irishness and never mind being a dual national? In any event being Irish, rather than British, brings out the best from the Spanish. It is an advantage.  Unless, of course, you wish to use your parents’ heritage as a ‘flag of convenience ‘ , come here, and then disappear into one of the many British ghettos that are around now, but hopefully, will disappear with Brexit. 

Louisa810

Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 9:28pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 9:28pm

Captango7653 wrote on Tue Jun 9, 2020 5:50pm:

If you wish to use an Irish passport why would you not do so and wholeheartedly celebrate your Irishness and never mind being a dual national? In any event being Irish, rather than British, brings out the best from the Spanish. It is an advantage.  Unless, of course, you wish to use your par...

...ents’ heritage as a ‘flag of convenience ‘ , come here, and then disappear into one of the many British ghettos that are around now, but hopefully, will disappear with Brexit. 

Thank you very much.  I’m very proud of my Irish heritage, especially as my Lovely Irish dad is no longer with us. I also love all things Spanish - I teach Spanish (and French) in England - and would want to integrate into the Spanish community. X

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Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 9:45pm

Louisa810 wrote on Tue Jun 9, 2020 9:28pm:

Thank you very much.  I’m very proud of my Irish heritage, especially as my Lovely Irish dad is no longer with us. I also love all things Spanish - I teach Spanish (and French) in England - and would want to integrate into the Spanish community. X

I said what I said, because where I live has a sizable British ‘ghetto’. Won’t speak any Spanish, sit bare chested with the mandatory tattoos, watch Tottenham Hotspur or whoever else play in the English league, all with a dog accessory which they bring everywhere, doing dog rescues and slagging off the attitude of the Spanish regarding animals! Most of them incapable of speaking grammatically correct English, leave alone any other language. I have even overheard an English ‘auld wan’ complain that there were too many Spanish living where she lived, and that none of them spoke English! If I had my way I would deport 90% of them to good aul Brexitstan. When the Spanish overhear me speak to my wife in English, they understandably assume that we are British. It all changes when we say ‘hablamos inglese, pero no somos ingleses , gracias a dios, somos  Irlandeses’ . It opens all doors. 

Matthew

Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 9:58pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 9, 2020 9:58pm

Captango7653 wrote on Tue Jun 9, 2020 9:45pm:

I said what I said, because where I live has a sizable British ‘ghetto’. Won’t speak any Spanish, sit bare chested with the mandatory tattoos, watch Tottenham Hotspur or whoever else play in the English league, all with a dog accessory which they bring everywhere, doing dog rescues and slag...

...ging off the attitude of the Spanish regarding animals! Most of them incapable of speaking grammatically correct English, leave alone any other language. I have even overheard an English ‘auld wan’ complain that there were too many Spanish living where she lived, and that none of them spoke English! If I had my way I would deport 90% of them to good aul Brexitstan. When the Spanish overhear me speak to my wife in English, they understandably assume that we are British. It all changes when we say ‘hablamos inglese, pero no somos ingleses , gracias a dios, somos  Irlandeses’ . It opens all doors. 

I'll tell you Captango, I'll swop my Panama Hatted "Gentlemen" and their wives/partners for your Tottenham Hotspur supporting, bare chested, tattoo laden people anyday. But, I think I'll have to compensate you with some money too as I'd by far would be getting the better deal

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