1. You must effectively be resident for the last year in Ireland (365 days) plus any four years or 1460 days lawfully resident in Ireland in the previous 8 years in order to qualify for lawful residency as a permanent resident and in order to be able to make an application for citizenship. In total you must be five years in the last nine resident in Ireland together with being resident for the last year in Ireland. Once you fulfill these criteria you can make an application for permanent residency and citizenship to the irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service www.inis.gov.ie.
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