Important news when applying to become an Irish citizen
Are you thinking about applying to become an Irish citizen?
Well, according to the latest Eurostat figures approximately 995,000 persons acquired citizenship of an EU member state, and therefore EU citizenship in 2016. Acquiring Irish citizenship carries the advantage of allowing free movement within the territory of the European Union for the citizen and their family members, Although the statistics show that the largest decrease in the number of persons granted citizenship was in Ireland with 3,500 fewer persons approved citizenship in 2016 than in 2015. We wonder is this related to slower processing times that we have seen from the Department recently, as well as a change in policy that only allows you take 6 weeks holidays a year from Ireland before it effects your period of reckonable residence.
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