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Undocumented Migrants and Asylum Seekers can now Regularise their Immigration status under a new scheme announced by the Justice Minister

The new scheme will allow eligible applicants to remain and reside in the State and to regularise their residency status. It will be open to those who do not currently hold any kind of permission to reside in the State.


The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, T.D., has today announced a number of immigration changes to simplify and streamline the processing...

Stephen Kirwan of KOD Lyons speaks to the Ireland Chinese Journal about some of the latest developments in immigration law

Stephen Kirwan of KOD Lyons speaks to the Ireland Chinese Journal about some of the latest developments in immigration law

Substantial revision to Employment Permits in Ireland

Ireland operates a managed employment permit system through occupation lists, namely the critical skills and ineligible occupation lists, which are reviewed twice a year to ensure their ongoing relevance...

Irish Citizenship by Descent & Associations with Solicitor Stephen Kirwan!

In this short excerpt, Immigration Attorney Parviz Malakouti interviews Irish Solicitor Stephen Kirwan of KOD Lyons about Irish citizenship by DESCENT and Irish citizenship by ASSOCIATIONS.

“The Notorious RBG” – Incorporating the Female Perspective into the Legal System

The 18th of September 2021 marked one year since the death of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Throughout her career on the bench of the US Supreme Court,

Autism school places and services campaign in D12 – KOD Lyons Education Law advisory work

KOD Lyons and our education law solicitor Gareth Noble have been advising and supporting this campaign with a team of others.

Direct Provision Policy – Stephen Kirwan of KOD Lyons Solicitors before the Joint Oireachtas Committee

Stephen Kirwan before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Public Petitions on behalf of the Law Society’s Human Rights Committee to discuss Direct Provision Policy


Media Coverage

Former chief justice Frank Clarke to launch Pro Bono Week Ireland

A&L Goodbody, Arthur Cox, Holohan Solicitors, KOD Lyons, Lemans, Mason, Hayes & Curran, Matheson, McCann FitzGerald LLP, Philip Lee and William Fry are among the firms taking part, as well as the Bar Council, the Law Society and PILA.

Girl with special educational needs takes court action after school refuses exemption from learning Irish

A student with special educational needs has brought a High Court challenge over a refusal by the secondary school she attends to grant her an exemption from having to study Irish.

Years-Long Waits for Asylum Interviews Leave People in Limbo

Madhvi Ramsing arrived in Ireland with her son about 34 months ago, in January 2019. But they are yet to have their asylum interview at the International Protection Office (IPO), a key step in the process...

The System for Providing Free Legal Aid to People Seeking Asylum Is Broken, Some Say

Waqas Ali grabs a file of papers and drops it on his work desk. His hands hover in the air for a few seconds after the file has landed. It’s Tuesday 7 September and that was how the file – which holds his asylum application...

Dozens of Migrant Children Have Gone Missing While in the State’s Care in Recent Years

From 2017 to date, 54 unaccompanied children – children who arrive in Ireland without an adult looking after them – have gone missing while under Tusla’s care, according to the agency’s figures.

Family lawyer Ken Breen joins KOD Lyons

“Ken Breen joins us with extensive experience in sensitive family law cases and family dispute resolution. He joins Marion Campbell, Gareth Noble and Matthew de Courcy in providing a comprehensive team focused on the rights and needs of children and families.”

Some Citizenship Applicants Say the Rules Around Travel and Residency are Still Unclear

Counting 2020 – when the possibility of international travel withered with the global Covid-19 restrictions – it means their two small boys won’t see their grandparents in Jordan for more than two years, says Ní Shuilleabháin.

Asylum seekers win High Court challenge over driving licences

The legal challenge, led by solicitor Stephen Kirwan of KOD Lyons, centred on whether the asylum seekers could prove they are “normally resident” in Ireland.

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