Hello there, Have any members any experience of applying for Irish Citizenship?

My wife has been living in Northern Ireland for 3 years and two months which to my knowledge enables her to apply for Irish citizenship.

I do know that my wife has to be resident on the island of Ireland for 366 days prior to submitting an application. However she had to go home to address a family emergency in April of this year for 4 months. Will this totally rule out an application for another year or is there some leniency allowed as it was a family emergency?

My wife has received 2 * One year Irish visitors visas over the last three years. Will that help with our application?

Thanks in advance for your replies