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25 June 2011

Ireland: Government to bring in citizenship ceremony after successful pilot event

Ireland

The government has said it plans to introduce formal citizenship ceremonies shortly following the first successful pilot event in Dublin yesterday when 73 people took oaths of fidelity to the nation.
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said Irish citizenship was not granted lightly and it was right that its granting by the State was marked by a “sense of occasion” that underscored its importance.

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Related articles: the Irish Independent and the Irish Examiner

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