Habitual residence means you are residing in Ireland and have a proven close link to the state. If you have lived in Ireland all your life, you will probably have no difficulty showing that you satisfy the factors which indicate habitual residence.
- Satisfying the right to reside;
- Length of time you have spent in the Republic of Ireland;
- Continuity of your residence;
- General nature of your residence.
You can spend time out of Ireland on short holidays, studying or travelling and still be regarded as habitually resident here.