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#citizenship

# citizenship - Friday 22 May, 2020

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.

# 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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'

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.

# citizenship - Sunday 13 October, 2019

'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.

# citizenship - Friday 26 July, 2019

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.

# citizenship - Thursday 25 July, 2019

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”.

# citizenship - Saturday 20 July, 2019

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?

# citizenship - Thursday 18 July, 2019

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.

# citizenship - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

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.

# citizenship - Friday 12 July, 2019

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.

# citizenship - Monday 29 April, 2019

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.

# citizenship - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'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.

# citizenship - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

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

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

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

# citizenship - Sunday 18 November, 2018

# citizenship - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Trump to abolish citizenship rights for US-born babies

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

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'

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

# citizenship - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

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

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

# citizenship - Saturday 5 May, 2018

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

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

# citizenship - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Ecuador has granted Julian Assange citizenship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last year, nearly 4,000 Irish people became citizens.

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