Nigerians were largest group of new Irish citizens in 2013

State granted highest rate of citizenship per 1,000 of the resident population in the EU

Nigerian citizens were the largest single group among those who received Irish citizenship in 2013, according to figures by Eurostat.

Nigerian citizens represented a quarter, or 23.9 per cent, of all Irish citizenships granted that year.

Indian citizens were the second largest group among those who received Irish citizenship in 2013, at 12.4 per cent, followed by citizens of the Philippines, at 10.2 per cent.

Proportionately, the State granted the highest rate of citizenship per 1,000 of the resident population in 2013 in the EU.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/nigerians-were-largest-group-of-new-irish-citizens-in-2013-1.2269527

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One Response to Nigerians were largest group of new Irish citizens in 2013

  1. neofenian says:

    AFAIK there are still no direct flights between Ireland and Nigeria, so these asylum seekers had to pass through other countries to get here.

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