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Can you describe the exact nature and terms of your previous visa please?
I am afraid that the unescable fact is that you have overstayed here without a legal right to remain for a considerably period of time. Any application you make now will be rejected because of this. Overstays are only allowed on appeal in the most exceptional and it is very difficult to see how an overstay of that length can be explained.
You will have to return to your home country and possibly make an application from there but certainly the overstay would count very heavily against you unfortunately.
A person who has been in the UK for illegally for 14 years may apply for indefinate leave to remain but there is strong speculation that this rule may be abolished and it is not something I could ever advise you to do because it would be abolished and then you would find yourself in the same position as you are now.
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This is a UK forum so you won't find any ROI lawyers on this site. Obviously, I cannot speak with any authority on their immigration laws but I understand that you would have to enter as a worker and for this would require a work permit and a green card.
I attach a link to the ROI's governmental immigration section so that you can check yourself:-
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