REPLY (Oct 7, 2014)
Minister Frances Fitzgerald:
There is no statutory definition of stateless person under Irish law. However, the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 (as amended), refers to a stateless person as "within the meaning of the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons of the 28th day of September 1954". Article 1 of this Convention defines a stateless person as someone “who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law”.