IACBA - Acquisition of Citizenship for Family Members of Irish Citizens or Residents, and Cessation & Revocation of International Protection

Date: Tuesday 23rd July Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm Location: Gaffney Room and Online

Chaired By

Colm O'Dwyer SC


James Buckley BLNavigating the various paths to acquire citizenship for family members of Irish citizens or residents.

Majella Twomey BLCessation & Revocation of International Protection - An Overview

Niamh Harnett BL  -"Long Stay" Visas: An overview of Recent Court of Appeal Decisions

To attend this event, please register below.

1.5 CPD Point.

CPD Domain: Legal Knowledge, Procedure & Skills

Our final CPD for 2024 will look at a number of areas which will be of interest and of use to practitioners across international protection, immigration and citizenship law.

As we see increasingly diverse immigration and citizenship histories and statuses for individual members of the same family, can we confidently spot the significance or otherwise of one family member's immigration and citizenship history for another family member? The CPD will seek to assist in identifying occasions in which differences in advice may be occasioned by the point in time or the manner in which a relevant family member's status was acquired, and whether the person seeking to acquire citizenship was themselves born in Ireland, and the extent of their own residence in Ireland.

Practitioners will also be provided with an overview of the cessation and revocation of international protection, as well as a deep dive on recent Court of Appeal decisions in relation to ‘long stay’ visa’s

At the end of the event participants will:

  • Understand the key elements of citizenship for family members of Irish citizens.
  • Recognise key aspects of revocation and cessation of international protection.
  • Be up to date in relation to recent Court of Appeal decisions in relation to visas.

Accessibility Requirements: At the Bar of Ireland we wish for our events to be as welcoming, accessible and inclusive for all. Please provide us if comfortable with any accessibility related considerations so that we can endeavour to ensure a barrier free experience during the event. Email events@lawlibrary.ie to discuss your needs.


Additional Information

The Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship Bar Association (IACBA) is an association of barristers who are members of the Bar of Ireland.

We specialise in immigration (including EU free movement of persons), asylum and citizenship law, in addition to related areas such as employment permits, family reunification and trafficking in human persons.

Our aim is to provide relevant continuing professional development seminars, information and public events to better inform barristers and the wider public of these areas of law. For more information, go towww.iacba.ie