Are Irish Citizens residing in the UK deemed to have automatic settled status?Is this based on the common travel area? and is this status different and more favorable to that of other EEA citizens who have to be resident for 5 years in the UK to achieve same status?
Have I satisfied residency requirements for british naturalization after 5 years as an Irish national
My understanding is that Irish citizens are regarded as 'settled' by the British government and do not have to satisfy a 5 year residency period before achieving 'settled' status. For example children born to Irish parents in the UK have an automatic right to British Citizenship. My understanding is that this is a special arrangement between the Irish State and the UK and completely different from that of other EEA citizens exercising EU rights.
Am I wrong in the above assumptions?