Written Answers - Citizenship Applications

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 710 No. 3

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  144.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform  Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern   the current or expected position in the matter of an application for citizenship in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24 in view of the fact that all details have been submitted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22648/10]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy Dermot Ahern): Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern  A valid application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person referred to in the Deputy’s Question was received in the Citizenship Division of my Department in December 2002 and I decided in my absolute discretion not to grant a certificate of naturalisation. The person in question was informed of this decision and the reasons for refusal in a letter issued to him on 25th June, 2008. It is open to the person concerned to lodge a new application for a certificate of naturalisation with the Citizenship Division of my Department at any time however, he should bear in mind the reasons for refusal of his previous application.

  145.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform  Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern   the current or expected position in the matter of an application for citizenship in the case of a [753]person (details supplied) in Dublin 24 in view of the fact that all details have been submitted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22649/10]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy Dermot Ahern): Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern  A valid application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person referred to in the Deputy’s Question was received in the Citizenship Division of my Department in December 2002 and I decided in my absolute discretion not to grant a certificate of naturalisation. The person in question was informed of this decision and the reasons for refusal in a letter issued to him on 25th June, 2008. It is open to the person concerned to lodge a new application for a certificate of naturalisation with the Citizenship Division of my Department at any time however, he should bear in mind the reasons for refusal of his previous application.


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