Civil Registration Act 2004

Registration of births outside State of children of Irish citizens domiciled in State.

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26.—(1) An tArd-Chláraitheoir may, on production to him or her of such evidence as appears to him or her to be satisfactory, cause the birth outside the State (other than a birth to which section 27 applies) of the child of an Irish citizen domiciled in the State to be registered in the register if—

( a) there was not at the time of the birth a system of registration of births in the place where the birth occurred or such a system that applied to such a child, or

( b) it is not possible to obtain copies of or extracts from civil records of the birth.

(2) Subsection (1) applies to the stillbirth of a child as it applies to the birth of a child and, accordingly, references in that subsection to birth and births shall be construed as including references to stillbirth and stillbirths, respectively.