Irish Immigration Blog

Sufficient Attention not given to Consitutional Rights of Applicants in Refusal of Long Stay Visa Application for Spouse of an Irish National

Alison Ford and David Nwoke v The Minister for Justice and Equality We bring to your attention the recent judgement of Mr Justice Eager of the High Court, dated 19th November 2015, which sheds light on the current position of the rights of Irish citizens to have their spouse reside […]

Refusal of Permission of Leave to Land

Refusal of permission of leave to land in the State is regulated by Section 4(3) of the Immigration Act 2004. Section 4(3) reads as follows: Subject to section 2(2), an immigration officer may, on behalf of the Minister, refuse to give a permission to a person referred to in subsection […]

Recent Cases on Deportation Orders & Article 8 Rights

C.I. v The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, A.G. and Ireland This case involved a Nigerian family in respect of whom deportation orders had been made following unsuccessful asylum claims. The Court of Appeal reviewed the decision of the High Court in granting the family orders of certiorari […]

INIS UPDATE: Residency Permission Based on Parentage of an Irish Citizen Child

From 1st October 2015 all applications for permission to remain in the State based on the parentage of an Irish citizen child are to be submitted on a designated application form – the Irish Citizen Child Application Form (Form 1). Applications for permission to reside in the State on this […]

Continued Division in EU over Response to Refugee Crisis

The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in his first State of the Union address to the European parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday 9th September called for “root-and-branch reform” of disparate immigration policies in the EU. QUOTA SYSTEM FOR THE RELOCATION OF DISPLACED PERSONS THROUGHOUT THE EU Juncker outlined […]