112. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of applications for citizenship being processed by his Department; the number of active applications being processed for more than one, two, three and five years, respectively; the average waiting time per application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18221/18 asked on 25 Apr 2018 - Citizenship Applications)

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the number of applications for naturalisation currently on hands, by year of application for each of the years 2015 - 2018 inclusive and 2014 and earlier is as follows:
 Year of Application   2014 and earlier  2015  2016  2017 2018 to date  Total Applications currently on hand  340  330  1,700  7,330  2,770  12,470 

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91. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for citizenship by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6697/17 asked on 14 Feb 2017 - Citizenship Applications)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the processing of the application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person referred to by the Deputy is ongoing and will be submitted to me for decision as expeditiously as possible. 
As the Deputy will appreciate, the granting of Irish citizenship through naturalisation is a privilege and an honour which confers cert...

100. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for Irish citizenship by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 28201/16 asked on 04 Oct 2016 - Citizenship Applications)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the processing of the application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person referred to by the Deputy is ongoing and will be submitted to me for decision as expeditiously as possible.
As the Deputy will appreciate, the granting of Irish citizenship through naturalisation is a privilege and an honour which confers certa...