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# citizenship

This year
Irish citizenship application made available online for first time
The online service will allow applicants to complete their application form, upload support documentation and pay their fees.
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.
'I feel a sense of belonging’: 1,500 people become Irish citizens in Dublin
Minister Simon Harris paid tribute to those “who are part of our national tapestry of communities right across the country”.
Last year
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.
Man jailed for falsely registering himself as father of six babies in citizenship hoax
This allowed the parents “to apply for leave to remain in Ireland” as parents of an Irish child
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
France has given citizenship to 12,000 frontline workers – can Ireland do the same?
The citizenship application process usually takes around two years in France.
Galway cardiology registrar from Pakistan 'left stranded' waiting two years for citizenship decision
A report by
Orla Dwyer
Dr Jawad Zaman (33) has been living in Ireland since 2015.
Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January
Citizenship ceremonies have been temporarily replaced by signing a declaration of loyalty.
Non-EU doctors call for all frontline workers' citizenship applications to be fasttracked
Doctors have written to all TDs and senators asking for their citizenship to be fasttracked as a gesture for their work during the pandemic.
Justice Minister aims to reduce waiting time for children born in Ireland to gain citizenship
Currently, children born in Ireland whose parents are not Irish citizens – and haven’t met residency requirements – must live here for at least five years before they can gain citizenship.
Justice Department says it can't fast-track healthcare workers' citizenship applications
The Department said it can’t fast-track the healthcare workers’ applications specifically, as it doesn’t segregate applicants by their work.
Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules
Shamima Begum had her British citizenship revoked and now cannot return to fight her case.
Temporary process set up for granting citizenship during pandemic
4,000 people awaiting citizenship will be able to finish the process by the end of March.
Supreme Court allows convicted terrorist to appeal attempt by government to revoke his Irish citizenship
Ali Damache is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence in the US.
Children in care and modern slavery victims 'could lose right to live in UK after Brexit'
Experts from the University of Oxford have issued the warning today.
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.
Albanian national is first to be convicted for false application for Irish citizenship
The man originally came to Ireland under the alias of a Kosovo national and sought asylum under a false name.
'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland
One doctor described the stress of applying for citizenship and work permits, and the toll it has taken on his personal life.
5,000 people from 135 countries will become Ireland's newest citizens this week
People from the UK top the table of new Irish citizens with nearly 1,000 set to take part in ceremonies in Kerry.
NI appeals court to hear case today of Derry woman who was ruled to be a British citizen
Emma De Souza has always identified as Irish, a right that is enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement.
1,200 people detained in India amid widespread protests over new citizenship law
At least three people were reported to have been killed during protests around the country.
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.
NI-born woman lodges Court of Appeal challenge to British citizenship ruling
Emma DeSouza’s legal team submitted papers to the Court of Appeal in Belfast to challenge a citizenship ruling from October.
UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British
The tribunal made its initial ruling following an appeal by the Home Office in October.
'Unworkable' and 'unduly rigid' High Court finding on citizenship application overturned
Last May’s High Court decision caused controversy and massive uncertainty.
FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North?
The claim was made by Sinn Féin following a UK Tribunal ruling this week.
Varadkar says Emma DeSouza 'is an Irish citizen' and that he will raise case with Johnson
The Home Office won an appeal against a ruling which found that people born in the North are not automatically British.
'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'
The issue about more than citizenship and identity, writes Sarah Creighton.
'Devastated' Emma DeSouza says immigration ruling rewrites the Good Friday Agreement 
DeSouza, from Co Derry, identified herself as Irish in an application for a residence card for her US-born husband.
'It's like I'm in a prison': Fears citizenship applications are facing years-long backlogs
A High Court ruling in July has halted the processing of citizenship applications.
The Explainer: Can people applying for citizenship spend a day outside Ireland?
We discuss the ruling that led to the shock decision on this week’s podcast.
October appeal date set in case of citizenship being denied if applicant has spent day outside Ireland
Last week’s surprise High Court ruling was branded by “absurd” by experts with the Justice Minister promising “urgent action”.
Q&A: What does the controversial High Court decision on citizenship actually mean?
This week’s High Court decision came as a shock – so what does it all actually mean for citizenship?
Minister promises 'urgent action' after shock High Court ruling on citizenship applicants
Nobody can now be granted Irish citizenship if they have spent a single day outside the country in the past year.
Government 'carefully studying' ruling not to grant citizenship to those who temporarily leave Ireland
The ruling applies to those who have left Ireland in the year before they apply for citizenship.
Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year
Experts called the ruling “absurd”, pointing out that the law on citizenship has never been interpreted so strictly before.
Trump backs down on controversial census question after protracted legal and political battle
He directed federal agencies to compile the information using existing databases instead.
2,400 people from 90 countries will become Ireland's newest citizens today
Those gathering will receive their Certificate of Naturalisation by post in the coming days.
'I was brainwashed': ISIS bride Begum asks for second chance
Shamima Begum was 15 when she and two friends left London to marry Islamic State fighters in Syria in 2015.