Albanian man is first to be jailed in Ireland for making false citizenship declaration
A man has been jailed for a year and a half for the offence of making a false declaration in the application for Irish citizenship.
He was also convicted of making a false declaration in the application for an Irish passport.He was sentenced to three years imprisonment with 18 months suspended in Longford Circuit Court this morning.Gardaí said in a statement:"This is the first charge pursuant to Section 29A of The Irish Naturalisation and Citizenship Act 2004 successfully prosecuted in the State.
"The conviction and sentencing follows an extensive investigation coordinated by the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB), with assistance from a number of agencies including The Passport Office, Immigration Service Delivery, the Irish Citizenship Department and Gardaí based in Castlepollard and Mullingar.
"The man entered Ireland in 2001 using the alias of a Kosovo national and sought asylum under a false name. He was later granted temporary permission to remain in the State in 2007, and made an application for citizenship which was granted in 2014.
"Permission to remain in the state, citizenship and an Irish passport were all granted under the pretence of him being a Kosovo national." Read more: Irish Examiner »
Deportation should be only option not jail at tax payers expense Should be deported! What about the rest of them Loads are it ffs. Questions need to be asked of Refugee Council. They can make their false applications in their own country. One arrest in twenty years of spoofers and chancers flooding the country?
Deport Flanagan is looking for a good cheap butler. He'll do nicely. Wouldn’t deporting be better than jailing 🤔 None of these people are Irish PoliticallyEuro slowly but surely removing albo Now what about all the other fraudsters who were gifted Irish citizenship over the last 20 years. Sickens my stomach to see these foreign invaders waving their Irish passports whilst jabbering in their own lingo at the airport.
Should be deported on his release from prison and his family. belfastjj Ffs a pint of Guinness get you a passport In Belfast Why isn't he deported why should we pay for him in a nice cell Albanians rubbing up people the wrong way ! Never , deport instead of costing the taxpayer 65k a year to house the prick feeding him 3 times a day in the day care centres we have here (prisons with Netflix ) what a joke of a country no wonder he wanted a part of it
Send him back. How der they stop diversity Wake up people, he rubbed up some local business man the wrong way or a local Garda. Theirs something not quite right with this case. All different nationalities coming here for years and he’s singled out as the first who misled the authorities Is he being sent back to Albania or has he some dogooders helping him to stay here.
His citizenship should be revoked and he should be deported when his sentence is served Jailed? He should be deported to Albania and Albania should be billed for the flight. And what happens after his prison sentence is served? He should be deported. I am confused; If we have 'Albanian refugees', how can we have 'Albanian-Ireland citizenship' applications? I mean shouldn't most of them be Asylum seekers? Or all applying? This stuff gets confusing yo
I am confused; If we have 'Albanian refugees', how can we have 'Albanian citizenship applications'? I mean shouldn't most of them be Asylum seekers? Or all applying? This stuff gets confusing yo 👍
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