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Self serving, lying John O’Donoghue

February 20, 2010

John O’Donoghue, who removed post-nuptial citizenship from the Irish Family.

http://historical-debates.oireachtas.ie/D/0536/D.0536.200105220014.html
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy John O’Donoghue):

There is no good reason I, as an individual politician, would seek to put barriers in the way of genuine spouses of Irish citizens gaining citizenship. To do so would be an act of lunacy. I am trying to close off the potential for abuse which has been recognised by the Departments of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and Foreign Affairs over a number of years. I am not trying to put obstacles in anyone’s way. The termination of the post-nuptial citizenship scheme will not adversely affect the position of non-national spouses in terms of their joining their spouses in the State, nor will it adversely affect their right to work.

SELECT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE, EQUALITY
http://www.gov.ie/en/committees-00/c-justice/001108/default.htm

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy John O’Donoghue):

The termination of the post-nuptial citizenship scheme will not adversely affect the situation of non-national spouses in terms, for example, of their joining their Irish spouses in this State. There are well established immigration procedures which secure the admission of non-national spouses of Irish nationals

The present immigration arrangements recognise the special position of non-national spouses of Irish citizens. Such spouses, regardless of their nationality, There are no immigration limitations operating to inhibit non-national spouses seeking to come to the State.

In the immigration and residence Bill which is being drafted in the Department at present to replace the entirely outdated and inadvisedly named Aliens Act and its associated orders with a modern and sensible code of immigration law, the immigration status of non-national spouses of Irish citizens will be reaffirmed.

He misled, lied  and after came the final betrayal

http://debates.oireachtas.ie/Xml/30/DAL20090701A.PDF
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy Dermot Ahern):
Marriage to an Irish national does not confer any automatic right to enter to reside in the State solely on that basis.

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