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#citizenship

# citizenship - Friday 10 September, 2021

France has given citizenship to 12,000 frontline workers – can Ireland do the same?
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

France has given citizenship to 12,000 frontline workers – can Ireland do the same?

Sep 10th 2021, 6:12 PM 19,166 Views 28 Comments

The citizenship application process usually takes around two years in France.

# citizenship - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Galway cardiology registrar from Pakistan 'left stranded' waiting two years for citizenship decision
# Citizenship
# Citizenship

Galway cardiology registrar from Pakistan 'left stranded' waiting two years for citizenship decision

May 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 39,562 Views 0 Comments

Dr Jawad Zaman (33) has been living in Ireland since 2015.

# citizenship - Friday 9 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 9th 2021, 3:32 PM 29,175 Views 28 Comments

Citizenship ceremonies have been temporarily replaced by signing a declaration of loyalty.

# citizenship - Saturday 3 April, 2021

Non-EU doctors call for all frontline workers' citizenship applications to be fasttracked
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

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

Apr 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 22,933 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.

# citizenship - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

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

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

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 7:02 PM 41,452 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.

# citizenship - Saturday 13 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 13th 2021, 10:30 AM 22,808 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.

# citizenship - Friday 26 February, 2021

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

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 37,161 Views 88 Comments

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

# citizenship - Monday 18 January, 2021

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

Temporary process set up for granting citizenship during pandemic

Jan 18th 2021, 8:17 AM 27,376 Views 46 Comments

4,000 people awaiting citizenship will be able to finish the process by the end of March.

# citizenship - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 14th 2020, 7:59 PM 30,740 Views 23 Comments

Ali Damache is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence in the US.

# citizenship - Thursday 24 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 14,355 Views 4 Comments

Experts from the University of Oxford have issued the warning today.

# citizenship - Friday 10 July, 2020

Married couples among 21 people who became Ireland's newest citizens in online ceremony
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

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

Jul 10th 2020, 3:07 PM 28,708 Views 48 Comments

Today’s pilot online ceremony is one of the first of its kind in Europe.

# citizenship - Friday 22 May, 2020

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

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

May 22nd 2020, 8:20 PM 25,681 Views 0 Comments

The man originally came to Ireland under the alias of a Kosovo national and sought asylum under a false name.

# citizenship - Monday 9 March, 2020

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

'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 63,544 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.

# citizenship - Monday 2 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 2nd 2020, 1:03 PM 51,158 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.

# citizenship - Friday 20 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 20th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,662 Views 7 Comments

Emma De Souza has always identified as Irish, a right that is enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement.

# citizenship - Thursday 19 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 19th 2019, 10:18 PM 10,919 Views 6 Comments

At least three people were reported to have been killed during protests around the country.

# citizenship - Monday 9 December, 2019

2,000 people from over 100 countries will become Irish citizens today
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

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

Dec 9th 2019, 8:55 AM 49,347 Views 85 Comments

Such ceremonies were put on hold after a High Court ruling in July.

# citizenship - Monday 25 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 25th 2019, 8:14 PM 19,940 Views 36 Comments

Emma DeSouza’s legal team submitted papers to the Court of Appeal in Belfast to challenge a citizenship ruling from October.

# citizenship - Saturday 23 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 23rd 2019, 5:01 PM 49,181 Views 53 Comments

The tribunal made its initial ruling following an appeal by the Home Office in October.

# citizenship - Thursday 14 November, 2019

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

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

Nov 14th 2019, 5:55 PM 19,058 Views 8 Comments

Last May’s High Court decision caused controversy and massive uncertainty.

# citizenship - Friday 18 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 28,400 Views 25 Comments

The claim was made by Sinn Féin following a UK Tribunal ruling this week.

# citizenship - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 3:47 PM 18,694 Views 41 Comments

The Home Office won an appeal against a ruling which found that people born in the North are not automatically British.

# citizenship - Monday 14 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 14th 2019, 7:30 PM 23,243 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 
# Court
# Court

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

Updated Oct 14th 2019, 6:46 PM 112,198 Views 104 Comments

DeSouza, from Co Derry, identified herself as Irish in an application for a residence card for her US-born husband.

# citizenship - Sunday 13 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 13th 2019, 7:30 AM 35,199 Views 165 Comments

A High Court ruling in July has halted the processing of citizenship applications.

# citizenship - Friday 26 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 26th 2019, 5:00 PM 12,270 Views 8 Comments

We discuss the ruling that led to the shock decision on this week’s podcast.

# citizenship - Thursday 25 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 25th 2019, 12:23 PM 16,248 Views 0 Comments

Last week’s surprise High Court ruling was branded by “absurd” by experts with the Justice Minister promising “urgent action”.

# citizenship - Saturday 20 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 20th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,782 Views 52 Comments

This week’s High Court decision came as a shock – so what does it all actually mean for citizenship?

# citizenship - Thursday 18 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 18th 2019, 1:17 PM 26,289 Views 50 Comments

Nobody can now be granted Irish citizenship if they have spent a single day outside the country in the past year.

# citizenship - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 17th 2019, 7:41 PM 27,828 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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jul 17th 2019, 2:40 PM 434,724 Views 228 Comments

Experts called the ruling “absurd”, pointing out that the law on citizenship has never been interpreted so strictly before.

# citizenship - Friday 12 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 12th 2019, 7:17 AM 15,648 Views 54 Comments

He directed federal agencies to compile the information using existing databases instead.

# citizenship - Monday 29 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 29th 2019, 7:46 AM 100,066 Views 150 Comments

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

# citizenship - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 2nd 2019, 9:24 AM 37,475 Views 102 Comments

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

# citizenship - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 20th 2019, 2:50 PM 27,924 Views 120 Comments

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

# citizenship - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 19th 2019, 7:21 PM 55,691 Views 139 Comments

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

# citizenship - Sunday 18 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 18th 2018, 8:57 AM 30,048 Views 140 Comments

The right was removed in a 2004 referendum.

# citizenship - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Trump to abolish citizenship rights for US-born babies
# 14th Amendment
# 14th Amendment

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.

# citizenship - Saturday 29 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 29th 2018, 8:00 AM 16,602 Views 88 Comments

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

# citizenship - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 91,799 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.

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