Irish rights of residence: the anatomy of a phantom
Keywords:real property, rights of residence, licences
The present law on rights of residence relies heavily on a licence-based analysis resting in large part on the seminal work of Professor Harvey. However, since the 1970s, the law of licences, and in particular their proprietary effect, has been in retreat. This has left the licence approach exposed and rights of residence in need of a reappraisal.