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Photos: Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens

Over 3,000 people from over 120 countries attended the citizenship ceremonies.
Apr 21st 2017, 10:43 PM 43,699 136

IRELAND GAINED 3,000 new citizens from over 120 countries today.

Three citizenship ceremonies were held in the Convention Centre in Dublin city centre.

Speaking at the ceremony Minister of State Finian McGrath said, “Becoming a citizen of Ireland means much more than having an Irish passport or being able to vote.

As you leave here today, as proud new citizens of this Republic and  constitutional democracy, our history is your history and, in turn, the narrative of your life is now part of our history.

Here are some of Ireland’s newest citizens:

Olga with her daughter Sofia (2 months 3 weeks) are originally from Latvia but are now living in Co Meath.

citizen .436_90509497 (1) Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

Sasko Lazarov originally from Macedonia but now living in Dublin.

citizen Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews,ie

Clarisse Coelko originally from Brazil now living in Co Tipperary.

citizen Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

Carolina Coronado originally from Venezuela joined the thousands of people taking part in the Citizenship ceremonies in Dublin’s Convention Centre.

Irish Citizenship Ceremony Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

Nichakun Plaengeli is originally from Thailand but is now living in Dublin.

Irish Citizenship Ceremony Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

Soloman Emmanuel, Solomon Joseph (11) and Hannah Bolagun, originally from Nigeria and now living in Co.Wexford, also attended one of today’s ceremonies.

Irish Citizenship Ceremony Source: Sam Boal via RollingNews,ie

Since citizenship ceremonies were first introduced in June 2011 a total of  124 ceremonies have been held and a total of 76,000 applicants have received their Certificates of Naturalisation.

In total, people from 178 different countries have become Irish citizens since 2011.

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