I'm Irish and my wife just got Stamp 4 EU Fam. We applied back in Sept 2010 and she got it in Feb 2011. The guy in INIS said it was the first time he'd seen a spouse of an Irish person get EU Fam. We used to live in the UK before moving to Ireland four years ago.
Anyone following today's Zambrano Judgment? It seems to have declared that Irish people are EU citizens even while being in Ireland - so any spouse of an Irish citizen can (in theory) get EU Fam.
Also see: http://www.4eufam.info/4EUFAM
My wife just got hers a few weeks ago in the GNIB office on Burgh Quay, we went in and she got it on the same day. It was definitely a Stamp 4 (not FAM, I'm Irish and she's Chinese).
Does getting an EU Fam visa mean the holder can freely move around Schengan countries without a separate visa? If that's the case then then Stamp 4 non FAM would be worth changing for us.