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5000 immigrants from 135 countries became Irish citizens this week

About 5,000 people from 135 countries officially became Irish citizens this week, including Brazilians. Immigrants attended official ceremonies on Monday and Tuesday at the Killarney Convention Center in Kerry.

Participants include 982 people from the UK, 715 from Poland, 496 from Romania, 370 from India, 201 from Nigeria, 171 from Brazil, 138 from Latvia, 137 from the Philippines, 113 from China and 113 from the United States.

The ceremonies were suspended for five months in 2019 after a High Court judge in Ireland decreed that candidates for Irish citizenship could not spend even a day out of the country within a year before participating in the process.

The suspension of the ceremonies has left thousands of people in limbo. Before the resumption in December 2019, more than 20,500 immigrants were waiting in line to be sworn in as Irish citizens by a judge.

Some 132,000 people from 180 countries have officially become Irish citizens since the ceremonies were introduced in 2011.

Author: Pedro Henrique Moschetta

I work with digital marketing and lived in Europe for two years. I like to write about travel, business and entertainment, as well as sharing tips and advice for Brazilians living abroad.
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