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342. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the top 20 nationalities, including the number of persons who have been naturalised, in each of the years 2006 to 2015. [7169/16]

343. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the top 20 EU nationalities, including the number of persons who have been naturalised in each of the years 2006 to 2015. [7170/16]

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Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 342 and 343 together.
I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the number of persons naturalised each year from 2006 to 2015 inclusive is 1,400, 1,500, 3,100, 4,500, 6,400, 10,800, 25,100, 24,200, 21,100, 13,570 respectively. There was a build up of cases on hand in 2011 and specific measures were put in place to deal with this which explains the significant increase in persons naturalised during the period 2012 to 2014 inclusive. The tables showing the breakdown of (1) the top twenty nationalities and (2) the top European Union nationalities in each of these years follow.
1. Top twenty nationalities granted naturalisation:

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
1
Pakistan Pakistan Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria Philippines Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria India
2
Nigeria Nigeria Pakistan Philippines Philippines Nigeria Philippines India India Nigeria
3
Kosovo India India India India India India Philippines Philippines Philippines
4
India Russia Russia South Africa South Africa Bangladesh Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan Poland
5
Congo Congo China Russia Pakistan Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine Romania Romania
6
Russia USA South Africa Pakistan Russia Pakistan China China Poland Pakistan
7
Romania Kosovo Ukraine USA Bangladesh South Africa South Africa Romania China China
8
USA Romania USA Ukraine China China Moldova Moldova South Africa Brazil
9
Vietnam South Africa Zimbabwe Bangladesh Ukraine Russia Bangladesh Poland Ukraine South Africa
10
Somalia Sudan Philippines China Sudan Moldova Russia South Africa Brazil Latvia
11
China China Sudan Sudan Zimbabwe Sudan Romania Iraq Congo Ukraine
12
Sudan Ukraine Congo Romania Romania Zimbabwe Sudan Bangladesh Moldova USA
13
Bosnia Iraq Iraq Zimbabwe USA Belarus Poland Russia Russia Congo
14
South Africa Bosnia & Herzegovina Romania Congo Congo USA Ghana Congo USA Thailand
15
Hong Kong Egypt Moldova Belarus Moldova Thailand USA Sudan Thailand Sudan
16
Angola Somalia Angola Moldova Belarus Romania Zimbabwe Ghana Sudan Hungary
17
UK Angola Croatia UK UK Congo Iraq Somalia Latvia Russia
18
Egypt Philippines UK Malaysia Egypt Egypt Egypt Iran Bangladesh Malaysia
19
Libya Vietnam Kosovo Croatia Somalia Turkey Belarus Algeria Algeria Bangladesh
20
Croatia Hong Kong Algeria Australia Malaysia Malaysia Thailand Brazil Ghana Zimbabwe

2. Top European Union nationalities granted naturalisation :
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
1
Romania Romania Romania Romania Romania Romania Romania Romania Romania Poland
2
UK UK Croatia UK UK UK Poland Poland Poland Romania
3
Croatia Bulgaria UK Bulgaria Croatia Croatia Croatia Latvia Latvia Latvia
4
Poland Croatia Bulgaria Latvia Bulgaria Bulgaria Latvia Bulgaria Hungary Hungary
5
Germany Italy Poland Poland Poland Latvia Bulgaria Lithuania Lithuania Lithuania
6
Latvia Latvia Latvia Germany Latvia Poland UK Hungary Bulgaria Bulgaria
7
Portugal Poland Germany Lithuania Germany Germany Lithuania Croatia Croatia UK
8
Czech Republic Czech Republic France Hungary Lithuania Lithuania Hungary UK UK Italy
9
France Germany Slovak Republic Slovak Republic France Estonia Germany Estonia Estonia Slovak Republic
10
Hungary Czech Republic Finland The Netherlands Italy Slovak Republic Slovak Republic Slovak Republic Germany
11
Cyprus The Netherlands The Netherlands Slovak Republic Czech Republic Estonia Italy Italy Croatia
12
Portugal Denmark Czech Republic Estonia France France Czech Republic Czech Republic Czech Republic
13
Greece Estonia Czech Republic Spain Czech Republic Portugal Germany Estonia
14
Italy Greece Italy Slovak Republic Italy Germany France France
15
Lithuania Italy Spain Cyprus The Netherlands France Spain Spain
16
Spain Malta Greece Finland Portugal Spain Greece Portugal
17
Portugal Portugal Sweden Greece Greece Sweden Greece
18
Spain Austria Austria Spain The Netherlands The Netherlands The Netherlands
19
Belgium Hungary Hungary Slovenia Finland Cyprus Belgium
20
The Netherlands Sweden Belgium Portugal Slovenia