This case concerns an application for an Irish passport for a child born in the UK through surrogacy. The application was based on the citizenship of his non biological parent. The principal issue in the case was whether the infant was entitled to an Irish passport in circumstances where the person through whom he sought to establish his Irish citizenship was not a parent at the date of his birth and did not become a parent until the date of the Parental Order.   The court granted an Order of Mandamus directing the Minister to make a decision as to whether to issue an Irish passport for the child.  While not directing that the Minister issue a passport, the court accepted that the child was an Irish citizen from birth as his Irish father was an Irish citizen at the time of the child’s birth.

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