Every year we have to apply for a renewal to our status so that we can stay in Ireland. Every year it is wonderful to get news like we did this week, that we have permission to stay! Technically, religious workers are only supposed to be allowed to stay in Ireland for three years. But the policy has been that if you have financial support, private health insurance, are doing legitimate work and not breaking any laws, then you are allowed to be an exception. Next year we will also be allowed to apply for dual citizenship, which takes a long time to process, but would put an end to needing to apply for more permissions.