Written answers

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Citizenship Applications

2:30 pm

Photo of Caoimhghín Ó CaoláinCaoimhghín Ó Caoláin (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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Question 167: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if he will provide the top 20 nationalities of successful applicants for citizenship for each year from 2000 to 2010. [4629/11]

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Minister, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform; Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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I refer the Deputy to my answer to Parliamentary Question No. 302 of 25 January 2011. Further information in relation to naturalisation applications will be forwarded to the Deputy shortly.

Photo of Bernard AllenBernard Allen (Cork North Central, Fine Gael)
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Question 168: To ask the Minister for Justice and Law Reform when a decision will issue on an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [4632/11]

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Minister, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform; Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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A valid application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person referred to in the Deputy's Question was received in the Citizenship Division of my Department in November 2008. The application is being processed in the normal way with a view to establishing whether the applicant meets the statutory conditions for the granting of naturalisation and will be submitted to me for decision in due course. While the average time from application to decision is 26 months, processing requirements and time taken to carry out necessary checks vary from case to case.

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