Dáil Éireann - Volume 443 - 14 June, 1994

Written Answers. - Naturalisation Application Numbers.

76. Mr. Rabbitte asked the Minister for Justice the number of applications for naturalisation in each of the last five years; the number granted; the number rejected; and the nationality of the applicant in each case.

Minister for Justice (Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn): The information sought in so far as it is readily available is set out in the tabular statement below:

Table

Year

Applications

Certificates Issued

Applications refused

(1)

(2)

(3)

1989

272

299

1990

374

179

1991

444

188

1992

474

150

111 (from 1/4/92)

1993

259

133

107

Notes: (1) The number of applications is not necessarily equivalent to the number of persons, i.e. one application may also provide for additional family members. The nationality of applicants is not recorded.

(2) The number of certificates issued or refused in any year does not necessarily relate to the applications made in that year.

(3) The number of applications refused was recorded from 1 April 1992 only.