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Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January
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Frontline workers among 1,200 people granted Irish citizenship since January

Apr 9th 2021, 3:32 PM 29,044 Views 28 Comments

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
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Non-EU doctors call for all frontline workers' citizenship applications to be fasttracked

Apr 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 22,873 Views 40 Comments

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
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Justice Minister aims to reduce waiting time for children born in Ireland to gain citizenship

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 7:02 PM 41,237 Views 28 Comments

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
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Justice Department says it can't fast-track healthcare workers' citizenship applications

Mar 13th 2021, 10:30 AM 22,660 Views 38 Comments

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
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Woman who went to Syria to join IS as a teenager cannot return to Britain, UK's highest court rules

Feb 26th 2021, 10:40 AM 37,122 Views 88 Comments

Shamima Begum had her British citizenship revoked and now cannot return to fight her case.

Temporary process set up for granting citizenship during pandemic
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Temporary process set up for granting citizenship during pandemic

Jan 18th 2021, 8:17 AM 27,329 Views 46 Comments

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
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Supreme Court allows convicted terrorist to appeal attempt by government to revoke his Irish citizenship

Oct 14th 2020, 7:59 PM 30,676 Views 23 Comments

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'
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Children in care and modern slavery victims 'could lose right to live in UK after Brexit'

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,352 Views 4 Comments

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
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Married couples among 21 people who became Ireland's newest citizens in online ceremony

Jul 10th 2020, 3:07 PM 28,697 Views 48 Comments

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
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Albanian national is first to be convicted for false application for Irish citizenship

May 22nd 2020, 8:20 PM 25,659 Views 0 Comments

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
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'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland

Mar 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 63,420 Views 30 Comments

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
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5,000 people from 135 countries will become Ireland's newest citizens this week

Mar 2nd 2020, 1:03 PM 51,113 Views 105 Comments

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
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NI appeals court to hear case today of Derry woman who was ruled to be a British citizen

Dec 20th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,658 Views 7 Comments

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
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1,200 people detained in India amid widespread protests over new citizenship law

Dec 19th 2019, 10:18 PM 10,911 Views 6 Comments

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
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2,000 people from over 100 countries will become Irish citizens today

Dec 9th 2019, 8:55 AM 49,324 Views 85 Comments

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
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NI-born woman lodges Court of Appeal challenge to British citizenship ruling

Nov 25th 2019, 8:14 PM 19,938 Views 36 Comments

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
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UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British

Nov 23rd 2019, 5:01 PM 49,174 Views 53 Comments

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
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'Unworkable' and 'unduly rigid' High Court finding on citizenship application overturned

Nov 14th 2019, 5:55 PM 19,034 Views 7 Comments

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?
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FactCheck: Has the British government removed the right to Irish citizenship from those in the North?

Oct 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 28,288 Views 25 Comments

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
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Varadkar says Emma DeSouza 'is an Irish citizen' and that he will raise case with Johnson

Oct 15th 2019, 3:47 PM 18,687 Views 41 Comments

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'
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'It's going to be difficult to establish a solution to the problem that the DeSouza case creates'

Oct 14th 2019, 7:30 PM 23,235 Views 30 Comments

The issue about more than citizenship and identity, writes Sarah Creighton.

'Devastated' Emma DeSouza says immigration ruling rewrites the Good Friday Agreement 
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'Devastated' Emma DeSouza says immigration ruling rewrites the Good Friday Agreement 

Updated Oct 14th 2019, 6:46 PM 112,177 Views 104 Comments

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
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'It's like I'm in a prison': Fears citizenship applications are facing years-long backlogs

Oct 13th 2019, 7:30 AM 35,125 Views 165 Comments

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?
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The Explainer: Can people applying for citizenship spend a day outside Ireland?

Jul 26th 2019, 5:00 PM 12,268 Views 8 Comments

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
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October appeal date set in case of citizenship being denied if applicant has spent day outside Ireland

Jul 25th 2019, 12:23 PM 16,240 Views 0 Comments

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?
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Q&A: What does the controversial High Court decision on citizenship actually mean?

Jul 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,748 Views 52 Comments

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
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Minister promises 'urgent action' after shock High Court ruling on citizenship applicants

Jul 18th 2019, 1:17 PM 26,278 Views 50 Comments

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
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Government 'carefully studying' ruling not to grant citizenship to those who temporarily leave Ireland

Jul 17th 2019, 7:41 PM 27,814 Views 80 Comments

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
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Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year

Jul 17th 2019, 2:40 PM 434,212 Views 228 Comments

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
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Trump backs down on controversial census question after protracted legal and political battle

Jul 12th 2019, 7:17 AM 15,647 Views 54 Comments

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
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2,400 people from 90 countries will become Ireland's newest citizens today

Apr 29th 2019, 7:46 AM 100,050 Views 150 Comments

Those gathering will receive their Certificate of Naturalisation by post in the coming days.

'I was brainwashed': ISIS bride Begum asks for second chance
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'I was brainwashed': ISIS bride Begum asks for second chance

Apr 2nd 2019, 9:24 AM 37,474 Views 102 Comments

Shamima Begum was 15 when she and two friends left London to marry Islamic State fighters in Syria in 2015.

British teen who had citizenship revoked says decision was 'unjust'
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British teen who had citizenship revoked says decision was 'unjust'

Feb 20th 2019, 2:50 PM 27,918 Views 120 Comments

There is concern that this move could set a “dangerous precedent”.

British teen who joined ISIS but wished to return has UK citizenship revoked by government
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British teen who joined ISIS but wished to return has UK citizenship revoked by government

Feb 19th 2019, 7:21 PM 55,688 Views 139 Comments

The family of Shamima Begum have said they are disappointed with the Home Office’s decision.

More than 70% of people think being born in Ireland should mean an automatic right to citizenship
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More than 70% of people think being born in Ireland should mean an automatic right to citizenship

Nov 18th 2018, 8:57 AM 29,979 Views 140 Comments

The right was removed in a 2004 referendum.

Trump to abolish citizenship rights for US-born babies
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Trump to abolish citizenship rights for US-born babies

Oct 30th 2018, 12:48 PM 37,012 Views 123 Comments

Donald Trump plans to scrap the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States.

Most people are against Irish citizens in the North voting for the Irish president
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Most people are against Irish citizens in the North voting for the Irish president

Sep 29th 2018, 8:00 AM 16,554 Views 88 Comments

A poll has found support for extending voting rights at 27%.

Column: 'I remember having to ask for the brown paint for my self-portrait in junior infants'
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Column: 'I remember having to ask for the brown paint for my self-portrait in junior infants'

Jun 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 91,791 Views 74 Comments

To receive my citizenship a few days before the referendum to repeal the 8th amendment was a nice moment, writes Nicholas Ndlovu.

Language tests for new citizens 'just one option being considered'
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Language tests for new citizens 'just one option being considered'

May 22nd 2018, 3:28 PM 12,233 Views 76 Comments

“Any such change would be driven by a strategy to better integrate our newest citizens.”

Alison Curtis: 'I don't sound Irish - but don't tell me to go back to Canada'
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Alison Curtis: 'I don't sound Irish - but don't tell me to go back to Canada'

May 5th 2018, 7:30 PM 192,431 Views 130 Comments

The Today FM presenter writes about being told by people to ‘go home’ – despite the fact she is an Irish citizen.

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