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# citizenship - Friday 30 December, 2011

Adoptions, kidnaps and floods: A busy year for Dept of Foreign Affairs

The Department provided millions of euro in aid to countries in crisis, as well as helping Irish citizens with emergencies, adoptions and weddings.

# citizenship - Friday 16 December, 2011

Column: We need a new politics – and here’s how it might work

Any new system must transform public anger at politicians into real engagement. Senator Fiach Mac Conghail writes about how We The Citizens did it.

# citizenship - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

New Canadian citizens told to remove veils at swearing in ceremonies

Most Canadians find the practice of reciting the oath behind a veil disturbing and new Canadians should take it in view of their fellow citizens, the country’s immigration minister has said.

# citizenship - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Budget 2012: What's already come into effect?

We have a quick look at the measures approved by the Dáil last night, and check which ones have come into effect already.

# citizenship - Monday 19 September, 2011

Column: We can make a new Ireland, but everyone has to help

Change is in our power – and a truly better Ireland will only come if we all get stuck in, writes Yvonne McKenna.

# citizenship - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Citizen application process to be speeded up

Changes include a simplified application form which will be available online before the weekend and a formal ceremony for successful applicants.

# citizenship - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

France: No citizenship to children born by surrogacy abroad

The country’s highest court has ruled that children of French nationals born though surrogacy outside of the state cannot claim French citizenship.

# citizenship - Monday 21 March, 2011

Shatter announces immediate review of residency cases following ECJ ruling

The Minister for Justice says the Zambrano ruling – allowing non-EU parents of EU citizens to claim residency – will be studied.