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bill-sweeney-bp-2004My name is Bill Sweeney, hence the blog at bill.sweeney.net .  This is my personal blog.  The topics range from travel to genealogy research to anything that comes to mind.  Obtaining dual citizenship with Ireland has turned out to be a very active topic.

I work for Sacred Heart University, but this blog is not associated with Sacred Heart.  Statements in this blog are completely mine and not to be construed as speaking for Sacred Heart in any way.

My goal is to keep this blog positive and free from rants.  I found this Irish expression that seems to fit what I’m trying to do: “Nior bhris focal maith fiacal riamh” – A good word never broke a tooth.  Meaning … it doesn’t hurt to pay a compliment.  Hopefully, there will be a compliment or two along the way.

Here are a few sites that make up my core Internet persona:

I hope to get a comment or two along the way, so this is more than just a public diary.

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  2. J. Cassidy says:

    Can a US citizen married to US citizen of Irish decent obtain an Irish passport through their marriage of 25 years. How can I find out when my ex husband obtained his Irish Passport. What site and info do I need

  3. Bill says:

    My understanding is, no, you would have to become an Irish citizen by living in Ireland. If your husband has his citizenship and had a passport a long time ago, I assume he should just start a new application and say he lost his old passport. Here’s a site with info – http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/travel_and_recreation/travel_abroad/passports/applying_for_or_renewing_an_irish_passport.html

    You can find a lot more information just by using google. BTW, if you travel in the EU, you can usually just follow your spouse to the short EU line and go through with him.

  4. Bill Sweeney says:

    I am now 67 and still in relatively Good Health , my name as well is Bill Sweeney, living in Colorado for the last 40 years , but born in Yonkers NY to Mary O’brien and Eugene Sweeney– I wanted to know how expensive it would be for a US citizen to get dual citizenship— Grandma name was Angela Murphy and Grandpa was Eugene Sweeney on Mom’s side it was William O’Brien and Great Grandpa griffin

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