A teenage girl who has lived in Ireland with her eastern European parents since 2012, and whose five year old sister was born here, has won her appeal against the Minister for Justice's refusal of her application for citizenship.
"Giving the Court of Appeal judgment on Monday allowing her appeal, Ms Justice Donnelly, sitting with Mr Justice Brian McGovern and Ms Isobel Kennedy, noted Section 16.2 provides a person is of Irish association if they are "related by blood, affinity or adoption to, or is a civil partner of, a person who is an Irish citizen or entitled to be an Irish citizen"."
"A “clear” statement of reasons would allow Ms Borta an opportunity to challenge them if she believed there were good grounds for that. Requiring such reasons did not amount to fettering the Minister’s discretion in the matter, the judge added https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/teenage-girl-wins-appeal-over-refusal-of-irish-citizenship-1.4049815
Adriana Borta, teenager refused citizenship, and Cristina Stamatescu, solicitor, talks to Mary about Adriana's citizenship application. RTE1 Radio Interview