The Certificate of Irish Heritage provides recognition by the Irish State for descendants of previous generations of Irish born people and /or Irish citizens. It does not confer citizenship or any other legal rights, entitlements or expectations to the individual applicant (whether right of admission, residency, citizenship or other rights). The granting of a Certificate of Irish Heritage is based on the information provided by the Applicant which the Minister has accepted at face value and is not an endorsement of the status or otherwise of the holder for any reason whatsoever.