'This tiny island has as its citizens people from every country on this planet'

Some of Ireland's newest citizens have been urged to seize the opportunity afforded to them by their new status by taking part in the upcoming referendum on May 24.

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2,400 people from more than 90 countries to become Irish citizens

Three separate ceremonies will be held in Killarney to mark the occasion.

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'All children should have equal access to citizenship', says Solidarity group

Calls have been made to ensure everyone born in Ireland is entitled to Irish citizenship after a number of high profile attempts to deport children.

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Bill to restore birthright citizenship to Ireland before the Dáil this week

A bill that would restore the right of those born in Ireland to become Irish citizens is before the Dail this week.

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Over 10,000 become naturalised Irish citizens

More than 10,000 people became naturalised Irish citizens last year, as new figures also revealed a rise in the number of people issued passports, particularly from the UK.

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US Bill to provide 5,000 visas for Irish citizens passes to next stage

Thousands of US visas could soon be available to Irish citizens looking to live and work stateside.

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New service to allow people to renew their passports online

Irish people abroad can now renew their passports online under a new service.

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Here are the top 10 countries of origin for Ireland's latest new citizens

Ireland has welcomed 3,000 new Irish citizens in three ceremonies at the Convention Centre in Killarney today.

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Flanagan rules out giving children born in Ireland to non-national parents automatic citizenship after three years

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has ruled out giving children born in Ireland to non-national parents automatic Irish citizenship after three years, claiming the move "amounts to bad law".

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Labour to bring forward legislation to amend citizenship law

The Labour Party has agreed on plans to bring forward legislation to provide for citizenship of children born in Ireland to non-nationals.

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Ceremony for 480 people granted Irish citizenship

480 people from 68 different countries were granted Irish citizenship at a ceremony in Dublin today.

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Meath teenager becomes first individual to win top prize at Youth Citizenship Awards

Darragh Hynes from Ratoath in Meath has been named the overall national winner at the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards this weekend.

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Ahern in plea over active citizenship

A healthy democracy depends on citizens getting actively engaged in the issues that affect them, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said today.

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Citizenship body to hold first in series of public meetings

The body set up by the Government in an effort to get more people involved in community activities is due to hold the first in a series of public meetings in Dublin today.

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