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# citizenship - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Ecuador has granted Julian Assange citizenship

Ecuador had asked London to recognise Assange as a diplomat so that he could be granted safe passage out of the UK.

# citizenship - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Another Australian politician has resigned from parliament over dual citizenship

Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore found out on Friday that her mother was born with a British citizenship.

# citizenship - Monday 6 November, 2017

Australian politicians will soon have to prove they are not citizens of another country

Dual-citizens are banned from taking seats in parliament.

# citizenship - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

An Irish woman in a same-sex marriage has two little girls - but only one can get an Irish passport

It’s down to what’s written on their birth certs.

# citizenship - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Number of dual Irish citizens living here up by almost 90% over five years

New figures from Census 2016 have been released.

# citizenship - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'Ireland has been a godsend to me': Tory MEP on why he took out an Irish passport

Conservative Party MEP Charles Tannock has been vocal in his criticism of Brexit.

# citizenship - Monday 14 August, 2017

Australia's deputy prime minister may not be eligible for parliament due to dual citizenship

Barnaby Joyce is the latest politician in Australia to fall victim of the obscure citizenship rule.

# citizenship - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'They're just regular young people like us' - Teens scoop top prize for welcome given to Syrian refugees

A group of teenagers in Ballaghaderreen have won a top prize at the Foróige Citizenship Awards for their efforts at welcoming Syrian refugees to their town.

# citizenship - Thursday 20 April, 2017

After visa changes, Australia is making it harder to become a citizen

Last year, nearly 4,000 Irish people became citizens.

# citizenship - Friday 3 February, 2017

Russian man who says he was born here in 1940 has citizenship bid overturned

The High Court had ruled in 2015 that Sergey Chesnokov had established he was born on Dublin’s Henrietta Street.

# citizenship - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

10% increase in Irish passports issued this year - but Brexit's not to blame

That’s according to Minister Charlie Flanagan.

# citizenship - Friday 1 July, 2016

'We don’t know what our futures will hold' - a multicultural family reacts to the Brexit vote

Gordon Reid examines the impact of Brexit on his British and Romanian family living in Ireland

# citizenship - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

Fianna Fáil TD apologises for asking how many Muslims have applied for Irish citizenship

Eamon Scanlon said that the question had been “misinterpreted”.

# citizenship - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

'One of the best': Joe Schmidt becomes an Irish citizen Céad Míle Fáilte This post contains images

'One of the best': Joe Schmidt becomes an Irish citizen

Richardt Strauss and Olly Hodges were also granted citizenship today.

# citizenship - Friday 17 July, 2015

2,500 people officially became Irish today

Three citizenship ceremonies were held in Dublin earlier today.

# citizenship - Thursday 2 July, 2015

# citizenship - Friday 10 April, 2015

PHOTOS: Meet Ireland's newest citizens Céad Míle Fáilte This post contains images

PHOTOS: Meet Ireland's newest citizens

As of today, the country has 2,700 new citizens.

# citizenship - Monday 26 January, 2015

Citizenship and visa applications reach all time high

Some 172,000 new applications were received in 2014.

Over 400 Irish people will become Australian citizens today

On Australia Day and all.

# citizenship - Friday 23 January, 2015

'Ireland is great ... it has never tried to invade or enslave another country' New Citizens This post contains images

'Ireland is great ... it has never tried to invade or enslave another country'

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald was speaking about the country’s merits at a citizenship ceremony today.

# citizenship - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Ireland grants citizenship to foreign nationals at a greater rate than every EU country bar one

Luxembourg’s massive foreign born population means they’re on top.

# citizenship - Monday 22 September, 2014

Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens Welcome This post contains images

Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens

The country gained 3,275 new citizens today.

# citizenship - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

After six years living in limbo, Natig Sadygov declared stateless

Natig now hopes that his pending application for Irish citizenship will be processed swiftly.

# citizenship - Monday 31 March, 2014

VIDEO: Alan Shatter wasn't taking any questions this morning

A spokesperson for the minister said he had a “tight schedule” to stick to today.

# citizenship - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Column: The day I had to prove I was Irish – and failed

Both my parents are Irish, I live in Ireland and I hold an Irish passport. But that wasn’t enough when I was called interview for America’s coveted ‘greencard lottery’, writes Stephen Collins.

# citizenship - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Column: For the Danes, life is all about community... can we learn from them?

The Danes have good food, a high standard of living, and are the happiest people in the word… what’s their secret? John Verling looks at the culture differences between Ireland and Denmark.

# citizenship - Monday 20 January, 2014

‘I can now feel lucky every day’: Over 3,000 people granted Irish citizenship

Watch what citizenship means to some of the candidates at today’s ceremony.

# citizenship - Monday 21 October, 2013

14 years after falling for Ireland, Alison becomes a citizen New Citizens This post contains images

14 years after falling for Ireland, Alison becomes a citizen

The Today FM DJ joined 3,800 others who took their Oath of Fidelity to Ireland today.

# citizenship - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# citizenship - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

140 former asylum seekers became Irish citizens today

Speaking at a ceremony in Dublin, Minister Alan Shatter welcomed 1,000 new citizens “from states whose names commence with almost every letter of the alphabet”.

# citizenship - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Column: Why are we making citizenship difficult for those who are entitled to it?

If someone is willing to contribute to Irish society why do we put barriers in their way? asks Dr Matt Cannon.

# citizenship - Monday 29 July, 2013

Just 13 per cent of immigrants opting to become Irish citizens

Bureaucracy and ‘vagueness’ have been identified as some of the major barriers to citizenship, according to new research.

# citizenship - Friday 26 July, 2013

Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens

Up until now, students who are resident in Ireland but whose families are from outside the EU get free primary and secondary education – but have had to pay more than €10,000 per year at third level.

# citizenship - Thursday 4 July, 2013

PICS: 4,500 become Irish citizens in giant ceremony Oath This post contains images

PICS: 4,500 become Irish citizens in giant ceremony

Around 4,500 people received their certificate of naturalisation at the Convention Centre today.

# citizenship - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Immigration reform set to pass first hurdle in US Senate - so what's in it?

Here’s a quick guide to the proposals which will face their first vote among the 100-member Senate this evening.

# citizenship - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Couple to be reunited with daughter after three years

The Irish government has reversed a decision to refuse three-year-old Jiayi a visa.

# citizenship - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Couple take fight to High Court to get daughter back from China

Three-year-old Jiayi Shao has been in China since 2009.

# citizenship - Friday 25 January, 2013

230 Irish expected to gain Australian citizenship tomorrow

January 26 is Australia Day, when it is traditional for people from other countries to formally receive Aussie citizenship.

# citizenship - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Citizenship is top issue on Immigrant Council helpline

The council is calling for a reform of the application system for people who wish to become Irish citizens.

# citizenship - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Immigration in Ireland: Approximately 88,000 visa applications received in 2012

In total, approximately 165,700 immigration related requests were made in 2012.

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