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1. I regret to say that in order to be eligible to apply for Irish citizenship by investment, the country's legislation requires all immigrant investors to be physically resident in Ireland for at least 12 months prior to their application date and to be resident in Ireland for four of the immediately preceding five years prior to their application for citizenship. It is not possible to obtain Irish citizenship automatically merely by making an investment, without then spending time in the country in order to qualify for citizenship. Be aware that because you are married to an Irish national, the qualiftying time of Irish residency to gain Irish citizenship is only three years anyway. So, you will get Irish citizenship quicker based upon your existing marriage than you will from investing in an Investor visa for Ireland.
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