I was born in America. However my genes are Irish. I am moving to Ireland. Does this make me Irish or American?

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  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Unless you were born there or obtained citizenship later in life, you're an American of Irish descent - you would be "Irish-American" as they say in the States. It's difficult to see where the confusion might lie with that simple concept.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    It makes you Irish-American

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  • 7 months ago

    You are American of Irish genes thats it............

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    No, but becoming fluent in Gaeilge and getting naturalised would make you Irish

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Why are the Americans so obsessed with being 0.0000001% Irish?

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  • Dj2541
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Have you been there for a long holiday before moving there?? Best of luck with that as an idea!

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  • Orla C
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    You're American in Ireland, hon.

    In the US, where every white person living there is assumed to be a US citizen, calling yourself Irish is a reference to your ancestry and heritage. But to Europeans, including people of Ireland, you're American. In Europe, Irish is also a nationality, don't forget. When in Ireland, you're an American of Irish ancestry.

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  • 8 months ago

    That makes you an American citizen of Irish descent now living in Ireland. If you become an Irish citizen and don't renounce your American citizenship then you are a dual American/Irish citizen of Irish descent. If you do renounce your American citizenship then you become an Irish citizen of Irish descent. See, that was easy, wasn't it?

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  • 8 months ago

    You're an American citizen. But you are Irish by ancestry. There are millions of Irish-Americans in the US. In fact the number of Irish-Americans just recently surpassed the number of Irish living in Ireland.

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