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The law grants citizenship to individuals born in Northern Ireland under the same conditions as those born in the Republic of Ireland.Dual citizenship is permitted under Irish nationality law.Ireland previously had a much less diluted application of jus soli (the right to citizenship of the country of birth) which still applies to anyone born on or before 31 December 2004.
Before 2 December 1999, the distinction between Irish citizenship and entitlement to Irish citizenship rested on the place of birth.
Under this regime, any person born on the island of Ireland was: The provisions of the 1956 Act were, in terms of citizenship by birth, retroactive and replaced the provisions of the previous legislation, the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1935.
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Today, Ireland is made up of the Republic of Ireland (an independent state), and the smaller Northern Ireland (a part of the United Kingdom).