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437. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons, in tabular form, granted citizenship in each of the years 2010 to 2014, by age; and in respect of those under the age of 13 who were granted citizenship, if she will provide details of the numbers born in the State. [34566/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the number of persons naturalised each year from 2010 to 2014 inclusive is 6,200, 10,700, 25,100, 24,200, 21,100 respectively. The table below shows the breakdown by age of persons naturalised in each of these years. Statistics are not compiled in such a manner as to provide the additional information requested by the Deputy.
While the statistics show the total numbers granted naturalisation by age group, it should be borne in mind that many of these are in relation to members of a family group consisting of parents and their minor children. Applications for a certificate of naturalisation in relation to minors can only be made in certain circumstances. These are where the application is made on behalf of the minor by a parent who is a naturalised Irish citizen, a parent or guardian of a child of Irish associations or where the child is a minor born in the State on or after 1 January 2005.

Age
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Total
0 to 10
200
100
1600
2700
3100
7700
10 to 20
1100
800
3700
3900
3400
12900
20 to 30
500
1000
2200
2400
2500
8600
30 to 40
2500
5000
9500
8400
7000
32400
40 to 50
1500
3000
6500
5400
3800
20200
50 to 60
300
700
1300
1200
1000
4500
60 to 70
100
100
200
200
200
800
70 to 80
0
0
100
0
100
200
80 to 90
0
0
0
0
0
0
90+
0
0
0
0
0
0
6200
10700
25100
24200
21100
87300