I'm a Canadian citizen potentially relocating to the Czech Republic for a few months for my work and my employer is about to start the paperwork for a Czech visa but one thing I'm curious about... from what I hear from some people, I might be eligible for / actually already be an Irish citizen. If I am, wouldn't that would make the Czech visa process redundant as I could use my Irish citizenship to work in the Czech Republic?
I was born in Canada, and my father was also born in Canada. However, my father's mother was born in Northern Ireland in the 1930s (subsequently emigrated to Canada in the 1950s). Apparently Ireland doesn't care about Republic vs. Northern when granting citizenship, and it seems grandchildren of Irish citizens are eligible for Irish citizenship but the stuff I've read on the internet is kinda ambiguous and I'm not sure what applies to me. Further, I'm not sure how much paperwork/fees would be involved in the process of getting the citizenship, if I am eligible.