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# citizenship
More than 70% of people think being born in Ireland should mean an automatic right to citizenship
The right was removed in a 2004 referendum.
# 14th Amendment
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
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%.
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.
# Tu hablas Ingles
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.”
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.
# Wikileaks
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.
# Disqualified
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.
# no way mate
Australian politicians will soon have to prove they are not citizens of another country
Dual-citizens are banned from taking seats in parliament.
# citizenship
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.
# Census 2016
Number of dual Irish citizens living here up by almost 90% over five years
New figures from Census 2016 have been released.
# citizenship
'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.
# Ancestry
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.
# Ballaghaderreen
'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.
# strewth
After visa changes, Australia is making it harder to become a citizen
Last year, nearly 4,000 Irish people became citizens.
# World War II
Russian man who says he was born here in 1940 has citizenship bid overturned
The High Court had ruled in 2015 that Sergey Chesnokov had established he was born on Dublin’s Henrietta Street.
# Travel
10% increase in Irish passports issued this year - but Brexit's not to blame
That’s according to Minister Charlie Flanagan.
'We don’t know what our futures will hold' - a multicultural family reacts to the Brexit vote
Gordon Reid examines the impact of Brexit on his British and Romanian family living in Ireland
# Eamon Scanlon
Fianna Fáil TD apologises for asking how many Muslims have applied for Irish citizenship
Eamon Scanlon said that the question had been “misinterpreted”.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
'One of the best': Joe Schmidt becomes an Irish citizen
Richardt Strauss and Olly Hodges were also granted citizenship today.
# in da club
2,500 people officially became Irish today
Three citizenship ceremonies were held in Dublin earlier today.
# new home
Ireland has given out citizenship to more people than anywhere else in the EU*
*Proportionally, that is.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
PHOTOS: Meet Ireland's newest citizens
As of today, the country has 2,700 new citizens.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
Citizenship and visa applications reach all time high
Some 172,000 new applications were received in 2014.
# Ozesome
Over 400 Irish people will become Australian citizens today
On Australia Day and all.
# New citizens
'Ireland is great ... it has never tried to invade or enslave another country'
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald was speaking about the country’s merits at a citizenship ceremony today.
# Immigration
Ireland grants citizenship to foreign nationals at a greater rate than every EU country bar one
Luxembourg’s massive foreign born population means they’re on top.
# welcome
Meet some of Ireland's newest citizens
The country gained 3,275 new citizens today.
# citizenship
After six years living in limbo, Natig Sadygov declared stateless
Natig now hopes that his pending application for Irish citizenship will be processed swiftly.
# Gardagate
VIDEO: Alan Shatter wasn't taking any questions this morning
A spokesperson for the minister said he had a “tight schedule” to stick to today.
Column: The day I had to prove I was Irish – and failed
Both my parents are Irish, I live in Ireland and I hold an Irish passport. But that wasn’t enough when I was called interview for America’s coveted ‘greencard lottery’, writes Stephen Collins.
Column: For the Danes, life is all about community... can we learn from them?
The Danes have good food, a high standard of living, and are the happiest people in the word… what’s their secret? John Verling looks at the culture differences between Ireland and Denmark.
# Being Irish
‘I can now feel lucky every day’: Over 3,000 people granted Irish citizenship
Watch what citizenship means to some of the candidates at today’s ceremony.
# New citizens
14 years after falling for Ireland, Alison becomes a citizen
The Today FM DJ joined 3,800 others who took their Oath of Fidelity to Ireland today.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?
# citizenship
140 former asylum seekers became Irish citizens today
Speaking at a ceremony in Dublin, Minister Alan Shatter welcomed 1,000 new citizens “from states whose names commence with almost every letter of the alphabet”.
Column: Why are we making citizenship difficult for those who are entitled to it?
If someone is willing to contribute to Irish society why do we put barriers in their way? asks Dr Matt Cannon.
# citizenship
Just 13 per cent of immigrants opting to become Irish citizens
Bureaucracy and ‘vagueness’ have been identified as some of the major barriers to citizenship, according to new research.
# Third Level
Costly college fees axed for migrants who become EU citizens
Up until now, students who are resident in Ireland but whose families are from outside the EU get free primary and secondary education – but have had to pay more than €10,000 per year at third level.
# Oath
PICS: 4,500 become Irish citizens in giant ceremony
Around 4,500 people received their certificate of naturalisation at the Convention Centre today.