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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Céad Míle Fáilte

This year
Over 3,000 people conferred with Irish citizenship at ceremonies in Dublin
Ireland’s newest citizens come from 131 countries across the globe and are living across the 32 counties of Ireland.
Last year
Irish tourism hasn't returned to pre-pandemic levels
The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation has estimated that a full recovery to 2019 levels won’t happen until 2026.
3,500 people from over 130 countries to be conferred with Irish citizenship in Kerry
Four citizenship ceremonies will take place in Killarney both today and tomorrow.
Housing situation for Erasmus students coming to Ireland 'has never been so dire'
The head of Ireland’s Erasmus network said that foreign students are finding it impossible to move here
First in-person citizenship ceremonies in over two years take place in Kerry
950 people were conferred with Irish citizenship at two ceremonies at the Gleneagle INEC Arena in Killarney.
All time
Married couples among 21 people who became Ireland's newest citizens in online ceremony
Today’s pilot online ceremony is one of the first of its kind in Europe.
2,000 people from over 100 countries will become Irish citizens today
Such ceremonies were put on hold after a High Court ruling in July.
Another 22 Syrian families have been relocated to Ireland today
They come here under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.
Viewers were reminded of the brilliance of Irish Paint Magic on Gogglebox Ireland this week
“Nineteen series of this!?”
Here are Ireland's most – and least – popular holiday destinations
Everywhere bar the border region and midlands recorded an increase in overseas visitors last year.
The Late Late Show met some of Ireland's newest citizens
“It was the proudest day of my life. Honestly.”
Brendan O'Carroll told a fan with the Mrs Brown's Boys cast tattooed on his back to 'get a f**king life'
Photos: Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens
Over 3,000 people from over 120 countries attended the citizenship ceremonies.
Irish tourism has best ever year, with 9 million visits
There were 8,919,700 million visits to Ireland up to the end of November, an 11% increase compared to the same period in 2015.
Irish tourism on course for record year, but bosses warn against complacency in sector
Latest figures show a million people visited the country in October, alone.
This parody tourist guide to Ireland is essential viewing for all visitors
“If it says ‘road closed’ just plough on”
11 times Irish people proved they do welcomes better than anyone else
World class.
Here are the gifts Ireland dished out to foreign dignitaries last year
Crystal bowls feature heavily.
Thousands of tourism jobs predicted, but we don't have enough hotels to cope with growth
Tourism in Ireland is worth over €7 billion for the first time ever.
Drum roll please: These are the top tourist towns in Ireland
Did your area make the cut?
Ireland has three of the world's top five friendliest cities
Including the top spot. Ah go ‘way.
Ireland has three of the world's top five friendliest cities. Go Ireland!
Including the top spot. Ah go ‘way.
Tánaiste says there shouldn't be "upper limit" on the refugees Ireland takes
Joan Burton says initial refugees would be followed later by their families.
'One of the best': Joe Schmidt becomes an Irish citizen
Richardt Strauss and Olly Hodges were also granted citizenship today.
'I don't think he'll be ready for what to expect' - Paddy Holohan on his UFC Dublin opponent
The Irish flyweight is gearing up for the 3Arena on 24 October.
The east's answer to the Wild Atlantic Way is 'Ireland's Ancient East'
The new tourism programme aims to attract 600,000 overseas visitors.
PHOTOS: Meet Ireland's newest citizens
As of today, the country has 2,700 new citizens.
Mary Lou says Alan Kelly has her 'quaking in her stilettos'
Meanwhile, a Syrizan minister got TWO standing ovations at Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis.
Citizenship and visa applications reach all time high
Some 172,000 new applications were received in 2014.
Mary Robinson is back in town ... to discuss Ireland's recovery
Several politicians, ambassadors and business people are set to meet in Dublin today.
Tourists spent an average of €479 each in Ireland this year
The equivalent of 469 million pints in Temple Bar overall.
Publican refuses to hire foreign nationals to greet customers
Charlie Chawke has said he only employs Irish workers as front-of-house staff.
This Facebook post is the definition of an Irish welcome
Good to be back.
Macklemore has made a love letter to Ireland
It’s really rather touching.
They love us: 11% rise in foreign visitors to Ireland
Visitors from Great Britain, the US and the rest of the world all climbed by double digit percentages.
Government backs National Diaspora Centre but wants a third-party to pay for it
Leo Varadkar says that the funds are not there and those expressing interest will be asked if they would be able to meet some or all of the capital costs.
There's an accidental message to tourists in Dublin Airport
Some good news: 7 million people visited Ireland this year
The tourism industry says this was the best year for tourism in Ireland since the recession began.
Ireland named Best Tourism Destination by US magazine readers
It is the second year in a row that Ireland has won the award from Global Traveler magazine.
Kilkenny voted 9th friendliest city in the world
Dublin and Cork also made the top 20 but Kilkenny was the only Irish city to crack the top 10.