What is expatriation?


Expatriates who work in Ireland can now claim to be Irish citizens after being granted Irish passports by the Irish government, the Irish Herald reported.

The Herald, which has a long-standing relationship with the Government, said on Tuesday it had been granted an Irish passport by the State.

The Irish Government has said it has a list of around 100,000 Irish citizens living abroad and that they can apply for Irish passports as long as they meet certain criteria.

Expatries, as they are known, can now take advantage of Irish citizenship to enter and stay in the country.

However, it is still unclear whether expatriates will be able to access the services that many of them depend on for employment.

Irish expatriats were once required to hold passports for up to three years to allow them to travel to Ireland, while those who had previously had passports were given extensions.

The government has said that as expatriating Irish citizens, Irish nationals can apply to remain in Ireland if they meet the criteria of being Irish citizens and meet the minimum qualifications.

But, the requirement for expatriators to hold Irish passports has also been criticised by those who say it could be abused.

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