For me, I was going to (well..still am...no point not to after all this time) go for the Brit passport as it would've given me the right to live/work/move anywhere in Europe without visa/paperwork hassles. Thanks Cameron/ Brexit for putting a spanner in those plans...who knows something viable might still come out of the deal.
As long as you can show they were born in the emerald isle its all good, if they weren't your out of luck.
If your parent had Irish citizenship at the time of your birth your also covered.
"An application for Irish citizenship through Foreign Birth Registration (FBR) can be submitted by any person with a grandparent born in any part of Ireland or by any person whose parent received Irish citizenship prior to the birth of the applicant."
No, you're not. My nephew moved to Ireland a few years ago and he is now on unemployment benefit. He is on a slightly higher rate as he does a few hours comunity service - painting, mending fences etc - per week.
Well, for a start, it will get you a better class of welcome from any French or German official at a port of entry, such as an airfield. I have flown in and out of France and other parts with fellow pilots and the Irish invariably get a better reception than the British. We landed in Le Touquet once and were waved to the front of the queue and allowed to get away first, much to the dismay of the long, long queue of British pilots and their passengers. My friend had seen the queue forming earlier, found the airfield manager at lunch, made sure his glass was topped up and we sailed through what could have been an ordeal. Any time he landed to clear customs and refuel there after, he was treated like a king......