We got a call yesterday from the Immigration Department that they had received our application, but were sending it back with no action taken.

The reason? Rebekah was automatically a citizen the day she was born – there was no need to apply. We mis-understood because David, who was also born here, was not given automatic citizenship. The difference between the two is that we had lived in Ireland just over three years before we had Rebekah. David is still eligible for citizenship after he has lived in Ireland five years, and he turns five this summer. In the meantime, Rebekah is the first Irish citizen in our family!

It also means that I didn’t have to do the paperwork mentioned in the last post. Oh well.