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Poll: Would you agree with a language test for new Irish citizens?

Ireland has two official languages but they are not required for citizenship.

Defence Forces members at yesterday's citizenship ceremony.
Defence Forces members at yesterday's citizenship ceremony.
Image: Valerie O’Sullivan

AT A CEREMONY in Killarney yesterday, 3,500 people from over 120 different countries became Irish citizens.

The highest number of new citizens come from Poland, followed by Romania, the UK and India.

Currently, Ireland does not require a language proficiency test for new citizens, but an article by journalist Anne Lucey has quoted an official from the Department of Justice who said that a test is being considered.

Is this something that you would agree with?

Today’s poll: Would you agree with a language test for new Irish citizens?


Poll Results:





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