2,400 New Irish Citizens

The latest Naturalisation ceremony took place today in Killarney, Co Kerry, with around 2,400 people gaining their Irish citizenship.

Included in that number are 309 UK citizens. Sadly I’m not one of them. I’ve been waiting for more than 13 months for my Irish citizenship, and there’s no sign that it’s going to be approved any time soon.

I’ve given up asking for updates on my application to INIS, as I always get the same canned reply which tells me nothing except it’s in progress.

Posted by Richard

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2 Replies to “2,400 New Irish Citizens”

  1. Fiona Cockman 8th May 2019 at 9:28 pm

    My husband has lived here for 18 years, applied for citizenship Feb 18 didn’t get an application number and id until June 18. March 2019 had to send wife’s birth cert in again and just got acknowledgement from the further processing team today. When he has enquired about his application he has been told it is being processed.

    Our British neighbour applied in November 2018 and attended the citizenship ceremony in April 2019!!!!

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    1. There seems to be no pattern as to which applications get processed quickly (if you can count 5 months as quick) and those that take years. I guess it’s the luck of the draw! Anyway, hope your husband gets his citizenship at the next ceremony!

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