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Monday 11 December 2017

Granmother cannot live with family in Ireland, Supreme Court rules

The father-of-three pleaded guilty to stealing €10,000 in 2006 and 2009.
The father-of-three pleaded guilty to stealing €10,000 in 2006 and 2009.

A grandmother's bid to be permitted live here with her daughter, an employed lone parent, and help rear her three grandchildren, two of whom are Irish citizens, has been rejected by a two-to-one Supreme Court majority.

The grandmother came here in 2006 and was deported to her native Nigeria in 2009. Due to that order, she cannot return to visit the family, her only relatives.

In seeking judicial review of the deportation, the family argued various issues had not been considered, including potential psychological harm to the children.

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