3,500 people to receive Irish citizenship

3,500 people will receive Irish Citizenship today and tomorrow in County Kerry – including over 300 people residing in Cork.

Applicants from over 130 countries will take part in four separate ceremonies in Killarney.

They’ll receive their certificates of naturalisation, and take an oath of fidelity to the Irish State.

Junior Minister at the Department of Justice James Browne says it’s vital the country recognises other nationalities.

“I think it’s very important to be welcoming because what it does for Ireland is it makes us a stronger country through that diversity.

“Also by giving those people living here in Ireland that certainty of identity and a sense of belonging, and what it also does for those people give them rights and legal protections, while also of course recognising too that they have responsibilities and duties.”


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