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# citizenship - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Ecuador has granted Julian Assange citizenship
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Ecuador has granted Julian Assange citizenship

Jan 11th 2018, 5:37 PM 24,071 Views 110 Comments

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
# Disqualified
# Disqualified

Another Australian politician has resigned from parliament over dual citizenship

Nov 22nd 2017, 11:08 AM 12,833 Views 22 Comments

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
# No Way Mate
# No Way Mate

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

Nov 6th 2017, 8:47 AM 7,374 Views 21 Comments

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
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

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

Oct 10th 2017, 10:55 PM 52,921 Views 45 Comments

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
# Census 2016
# Census 2016

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

Sep 21st 2017, 5:15 PM 14,739 Views 58 Comments

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
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

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

Sep 5th 2017, 1:23 PM 22,295 Views 51 Comments

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
# Ancestry
# Ancestry

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

Aug 14th 2017, 9:51 AM 22,231 Views 51 Comments

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
# Ballaghaderreen
# Ballaghaderreen

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

May 7th 2017, 10:00 PM 20,485 Views 29 Comments

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
# Strewth
# Strewth

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

Apr 20th 2017, 8:21 AM 26,595 Views 64 Comments

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
# World War II
# World War II

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

Feb 3rd 2017, 12:04 PM 35,758 Views 43 Comments

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
# Travel
# Travel

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

Dec 21st 2016, 12:28 PM 9,057 Views 23 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 1st 2016, 8:30 PM 177 Views 40 Comments

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
# Eamon Scanlon

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

Jun 28th 2016, 1:36 PM 27,756 Views 151 Comments

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
# Céad Míle Fáilte

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

Sep 2nd 2015, 6:48 PM 34,640 Views 78 Comments

Richardt Strauss and Olly Hodges were also granted citizenship today.

# citizenship - Friday 17 July, 2015

2,500 people officially became Irish today
# In Da Club
# In Da Club

2,500 people officially became Irish today

Jul 17th 2015, 3:01 PM 25,648 Views 218 Comments

Three citizenship ceremonies were held in Dublin earlier today.

# citizenship - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Ireland has given out citizenship to more people than anywhere else in the EU*
# New Home
# New Home

Ireland has given out citizenship to more people than anywhere else in the EU*

Jul 2nd 2015, 6:05 AM 26,432 Views 130 Comments

*Proportionally, that is.

# citizenship - Friday 10 April, 2015

PHOTOS: Meet Ireland's newest citizens
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

PHOTOS: Meet Ireland's newest citizens

Apr 10th 2015, 5:24 PM 22,169 Views 136 Comments

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

# citizenship - Monday 26 January, 2015

Citizenship and visa applications reach all time high
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Citizenship and visa applications reach all time high

Jan 26th 2015, 5:37 PM 18,126 Views 220 Comments

Some 172,000 new applications were received in 2014.

Over 400 Irish people will become Australian citizens today
# Ozesome
# Ozesome

Over 400 Irish people will become Australian citizens today

Jan 26th 2015, 8:39 AM 13,367 Views 71 Comments

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
# New Citizens

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

Jan 23rd 2015, 3:29 PM 31,716 Views 269 Comments

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
# Immigration
# Immigration

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

Nov 19th 2014, 6:30 AM 20,826 Views 209 Comments

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

# citizenship - Monday 22 September, 2014

Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens
# Welcome
# Welcome

Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens

Sep 22nd 2014, 8:45 PM 19,924 Views 145 Comments

The country gained 3,275 new citizens today.

# citizenship - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

After six years living in limbo, Natig Sadygov declared stateless
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

After six years living in limbo, Natig Sadygov declared stateless

May 21st 2014, 4:52 PM 19,338 Views 69 Comments

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
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

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

Mar 31st 2014, 10:35 AM 8,264 Views 73 Comments

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
# Policing Irishness
# Policing Irishness

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

Mar 22nd 2014, 12:00 PM 5,118 Views 90 Comments

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?
# One For All
# One For All

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

Feb 16th 2014, 12:00 PM 568 Views 74 Comments

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
# Being Irish
# Being Irish

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

Jan 20th 2014, 10:43 PM 27,902 Views 427 Comments

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
# New Citizens

14 years after falling for Ireland, Alison becomes a citizen

Oct 21st 2013, 4:00 PM 51,564 Views 243 Comments

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
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Aug 31st 2013, 11:00 AM 9,912 Views 23 Comments

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
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

140 former asylum seekers became Irish citizens today

Aug 27th 2013, 12:38 PM 10,041 Views 304 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 18th 2013, 8:30 AM 2,914 Views 170 Comments

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
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Just 13 per cent of immigrants opting to become Irish citizens

Jul 29th 2013, 8:01 AM 7,660 Views 132 Comments

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
# Third Level
# Third Level

Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens

Jul 26th 2013, 8:30 AM 6,715 Views 47 Comments

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
# Oath

PICS: 4,500 become Irish citizens in giant ceremony

Jul 4th 2013, 9:30 PM 17,162 Views 78 Comments

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?
# Immigration
# Immigration

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

Jun 11th 2013, 8:08 PM 7,651 Views 2 Comments

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
# Immigration
# Immigration

Couple to be reunited with daughter after three years

May 1st 2013, 5:53 PM 15,871 Views 28 Comments

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
# Immigration
# Immigration

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

Apr 25th 2013, 2:56 PM 17,937 Views 108 Comments

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

# citizenship - Friday 25 January, 2013

230 Irish expected to gain Australian citizenship tomorrow
# Australia
# Australia

230 Irish expected to gain Australian citizenship tomorrow

Jan 25th 2013, 2:08 PM 11,074 Views 48 Comments

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
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Citizenship is top issue on Immigrant Council helpline

Jan 6th 2013, 2:17 PM 6,538 Views 59 Comments

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
# Immigration
# Immigration

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

Jan 2nd 2013, 3:30 PM 35,500 Views 236 Comments

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