Applicants in Italy submit their applications through a designated VFS and their bundle is sent to Rome. From there it goes to the hub in Croydon (South East England) for decision-making. Historically. 99% of applications are turned around in 15 days.
The UK visa application centre wants proof of my bank accounts,
Details about my parents' names and ...
Bad news: The visa policy of the UK is separate from that of the Schengen countries, so having a German residence permit will not in itself allow your wife to enter the UK.
Good news: However, as an EU citizen your right to free movement within the EU includes a right to travel to the UK with your family, so as long as your wife travels with you, she should ...
It is true: the UK is a difficult country to visit for those requiring visas.
Provide all the information they ask for, and any and all proof of your ties to Italy, and you should be fine if you're financially stable and fit to visit the UK.
In the long run, pursuing Italian citizenship would be your best bet. Currently Italian citizens can enter the UK ...
Visa Issuance: Visa required, except for Nationals of Macedonia
(FYROM) can obtain a visa on arrival for a max. stay of 1 month. Fee: varies
between USD 40.- and USD 100.-.
That would seem to say you can get a visa on arrival (assuming your trip is less than a month) upon payment of a fee, at least if you fly into Manas International ...
An Irish biometric visa is marked ‘BC’ or ‘BC BIVS’ in the ‘Remarks’ section. If you have that then you do not need a visa to transit.
If you don't have that you will need a visa.
Although applying for EU membership I'm afraid Macedonia has not yet been admitted hence you do not qualify for visa-free entry as an EU citizen. There has been talk of withdrawal of visa-free entry regardless of citizenship.
However you are a citizen of one of the countries listed by Wikipedia as eligible to obtain a visa on arrival at Manas International ...