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Non-national is a term used to describe a person who is not from Ireland, though they may have Irish citizenship. It regularly features in the media when discussing people from outside Ireland.[1][2] However, its use has been questioned with some considering it a nonsense term since "non-national" implies a lack of any nationality whatsoever.[3]


  1. ^ Walsh, Jimmy (24 January 2013). "Mooney regrets non-national taxi driver remark". The Irish Times. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  2. ^ "One dead and five injured in bus crash in Barnesmore Gap". Donegal Daily. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013. The dead man, who is a non-national but has Irish citizenship and lives in Stranorlar, still remains at the scene of the tragedy which happened on the long sweeping bend close top the lake at the Gap.
  3. ^ "'Non-national' term a nonsense". Irish Independent. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2009.