476. Retention and deemed retention: Irish British subjects.

476.     Retention and deemed retention: Irish British subjects.

The retention of the status of British subject by certain Irish citizens is an extension of a provision which came into force on 1 January 19491 and was repealed with effect from 1 January 19832; it applies only to those who immediately before 1 January 1949 were both citizens of Eire3 and British subjects, and accordingly will become obsolete when there are no longer any such persons in existence.

From 1949 to 1982 inclusive, any person who immediately before 1 January 1949 was both a citizen of Eire and a