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#citizenship

# 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.

# citizenship - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Nepal woman aged 105 finally granted citizenship

A Nepalese pensioner has been granted citizenship more than a century after she was born in a remote village of the Himalayan nation.

# citizenship - Friday 5 October, 2012

Canadian working abroad visa to be extended to two years

More than 10,000 visas will be made available by 2014 to Irish and Canadian participants for the newly-extended working holiday programme.

# citizenship - Thursday 27 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge (Really hard) Irish citizenship test: will you pass? Irish Test

(Really hard) Irish citizenship test: will you pass?

Do you remember what Biddy and Miley’s daughters were called?

# citizenship - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Yes, No or Ask Again: voting in Ireland's referendums over the years In Pictures This post contains images

Yes, No or Ask Again: voting in Ireland's referendums over the years

Abortion, divorce and Europe – just some of the contentious issues that Ireland has voted on over the past 30 years.

# citizenship - Monday 14 May, 2012

Facebook co-founder renounces US citizenship days ahead of flotation

The move will result in Eduardo Saverin avoiding taxes of about $600 million when he collects his share of the site’s stock offering.

# citizenship - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Column: I’ve been waiting three years on my citizenship application

Lutfullah Shafaq, 23, has a degree, has never claimed benefits, and wants to work as an Irish taxpayer. So why is the Government restricting his movements?

# citizenship - Friday 3 February, 2012

More than 2,250 new Irish citizens welcomed to the 'national family' Citizenship This post contains images

More than 2,250 new Irish citizens welcomed to the 'national family'

“As a people we have been enriched by your presence and in making you citizens of our ancient and proud land we are acknowledging that contribution,” – Minister Alan Shatter addresses Ireland’s newest citizens.

# citizenship - Thursday 2 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Enda's Cuddly Photocall of the Day (part 2) Pic Of The Day This post contains images

Enda's Cuddly Photocall of the Day (part 2)

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# citizenship - Friday 30 December, 2011

Adoptions, kidnaps and floods: A busy year for Dept of Foreign Affairs

The Department provided millions of euro in aid to countries in crisis, as well as helping Irish citizens with emergencies, adoptions and weddings.

# citizenship - Friday 16 December, 2011

Column: We need a new politics – and here’s how it might work

Any new system must transform public anger at politicians into real engagement. Senator Fiach Mac Conghail writes about how We The Citizens did it.

# citizenship - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

New Canadian citizens told to remove veils at swearing in ceremonies

Most Canadians find the practice of reciting the oath behind a veil disturbing and new Canadians should take it in view of their fellow citizens, the country’s immigration minister has said.

# citizenship - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Budget 2012: What's already come into effect?

We have a quick look at the measures approved by the Dáil last night, and check which ones have come into effect already.