PQ: Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Data

Thu, April 14, 2016

342. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the top 20 nationalities, including the number of persons who have been naturalised, in each of the years 2006 to 2015.

343. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the top 20 EU nationalities, including the number of persons who have been naturalised in each of the years 2006 to 2015.
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 342 and 343 together.

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the number of persons naturalised each year from 2006 to 2015 inclusive is 1,400, 1,500, 3,100, 4,500, 6,400, 10,800, 25,100, 24,200, 21,100, 13,570 respectively. There was a build up of cases on hand in 2011 and specific measures were put in place to deal with this which explains the significant increase in persons naturalised during the period 2012 to 2014 inclusive. The tables showing the breakdown of (1) the top twenty nationalities and (2) the top European Union nationalities in each of these years follow.

(Tables shown in Source).

Source.