Social Affairs

Citizenship requests rise by 40% on foot of new scorecard

The system, introduced in January, clarifies requirements and proofs to be met by applicants

Thousands of people taking part in a citizenship ceremony at Dublin’s Convention Centre in 2017. Picture:

The introduction of a streamlined scorecard system for assessing Irish citizenship requests has resulted in a 40 per cent rise in applications this year, the Business Post has learned.

The news comes ahead of the first in-person citizenship ceremony since the pandemic, which is to take place tomorrow at the Killarney Convention Centre in Co Kerry.

Under the new scorecard system, more clarity has been brought to what information applicants are required to provide to ...