McGrath McGrane LLP wins Supreme Court immigration case

Our firm had a major success in the Supreme Court recently.

The five-member court overturned the decisions of the High Court and Court of Appeal in our judicial review application on behalf of our (now 9-year-old) client.

Our client had been denied Irish citizenship on the basis that his father’s refugee permission had been revoked after our client was born. Sometimes ‘no’ is not an acceptable answer and we persisted until our client was eventually vindicated and declared an Irish citizen by the Supreme Court.

The decision turned on whether a revocation of refugee permission could be prospective and involved complex issues of law. Enormous credit is due to our client’s counsel, Michael Lynn SC and Anthony Hanrahan BL who brought their great skills and knowledge to the case and also to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission who joined the case as amicus curiae.

A link to the judgement is here:


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