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# Immigration
Immigration reform set to pass first hurdle in US Senate - so what's in it?
Here’s a quick guide to the proposals which will face their first vote among the 100-member Senate this evening.
# Immigration
Couple to be reunited with daughter after three years
The Irish government has reversed a decision to refuse three-year-old Jiayi a visa.
# Immigration
Couple take fight to High Court to get daughter back from China
Three-year-old Jiayi Shao has been in China since 2009.
# Australia
230 Irish expected to gain Australian citizenship tomorrow
January 26 is Australia Day, when it is traditional for people from other countries to formally receive Aussie citizenship.
# citizenship
Citizenship is top issue on Immigrant Council helpline
The council is calling for a reform of the application system for people who wish to become Irish citizens.
# Immigration
Immigration in Ireland: Approximately 88,000 visa applications received in 2012
In total, approximately 165,700 immigration related requests were made in 2012.
# long time comin
Nepal woman aged 105 finally granted citizenship
A Nepalese pensioner has been granted citizenship more than a century after she was born in a remote village of the Himalayan nation.
# working abroad
Canadian working abroad visa to be extended to two years
More than 10,000 visas will be made available by 2014 to Irish and Canadian participants for the newly-extended working holiday programme.
# irish test
(Really hard) Irish citizenship test: will you pass?
Do you remember what Biddy and Miley’s daughters were called?
# In Pictures
Yes, No or Ask Again: voting in Ireland's referendums over the years
Abortion, divorce and Europe – just some of the contentious issues that Ireland has voted on over the past 30 years.
# Facebook
Facebook co-founder renounces US citizenship days ahead of flotation
The move will result in Eduardo Saverin avoiding taxes of about $600 million when he collects his share of the site’s stock offering.
Column: I’ve been waiting three years on my citizenship application
Lutfullah Shafaq, 23, has a degree, has never claimed benefits, and wants to work as an Irish taxpayer. So why is the Government restricting his movements?
# citizenship
More than 2,250 new Irish citizens welcomed to the 'national family'
“As a people we have been enriched by your presence and in making you citizens of our ancient and proud land we are acknowledging that contribution,” – Minister Alan Shatter addresses Ireland’s newest citizens.
# pic of the day
Enda's Cuddly Photocall of the Day (part 2)
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# Foreign aid
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.
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.
# Canada
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.
# Budget 2012
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.
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
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.
# Surrogacy
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.
# Deportation
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.