Latest blog posts

An extract of the 10 most recent posts from my blog:

  • High Court rules on Continuous Residence July 19, 2019
    Last week the High Court ruled that naturalisation applicants are not allowed to leave Ireland at all in the 12 months leading up to their application. Why did this happen? An Australian citizen appli …
  • Boohoo next day delivery to Ireland doesn’t work July 11, 2019
    It’s a pretty bold claim from the online retailer Boohoo. If you order something on their website before midnight, then you will receive it in Dublin the next day! Here’s the offer on their website: I …
  • GLS parcel arrived, eventually June 21, 2019
    I ordered a new part for my bicycle last week from a retailer in the UK. They use Parcelforce for their delivery, who are a partner of GLS in Ireland. Normally when I get things delivered from the UK …
  • Second stage of processing June 10, 2019
    I got a letter from the Department of Justice and Equality today, saying that my application for naturalisation has processed to the second stage of processing. The letter says: Your application has n …
  • Renewing my British passport overseas June 4, 2019
    It’s 14 months since I began the process of applying for my Irish citizenship, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen any time soon, what with the increase in other British people going for Iri …
  • 2,400 New Irish Citizens April 29, 2019
    The latest Naturalisation ceremony took place today in Killarney, Co Kerry, with around 2,400 people gaining their Irish citizenship. Included in that number are 309 UK citizens. Sadly I’m not one of …
  • Joint Credit Cards April 11, 2019
    At the moment, I have a personal credit card account. My wife has a second card on this account, and can spend using this card, but she has no access to check on the balance or manage the account. So …
  • We have this plan to walk the Camino April 1, 2019
    Ever since I watched the Martin Sheen movie ‘The Way‘, about a man who walks the Camino (or The Way of St James) to Santiago de Compostela, I’ve been intrigued by the idea of walking it myself. I’m no …
  • Water features of Bushy Park Dublin March 17, 2019
    I’m very lucky to live near to Bushy Park in Terenure, Dublin. It’s a great park with loads of amenities, and is also a park full of interesting places to explore. One of the parts of the park I love …
  • Waiting one year for my citizenship March 15, 2019
    It’s now exactly 12 months to the day since I applied for Irish citizenship through naturalisation. And I’m still waiting… The INIS website says that “it takes 6 months for a straightforward applicati …