The Minister for Justice has full autonomy to decide who gets citizenship, meaning that they can deny applicants even if they satisfy all legal requirements.
What will happen to those who, through no fault of their own, can’t meet the deadlines to make sure their status is legal?
The Department of Justice says that in line with the programme for government it’s aiming to “create new pathways for long-term undocumented people and their dependents”.
Years spent studying at any level don’t count for those looking to prove they’ve spent at least five years living in Ireland.
Antonio D’Souza says the group is inclusive, not exclusive – a place for artists who might not otherwise be included in Ireland’s art scene.
Many workers who win restitution from employers get paid what they are owed. But Anele Jakiel and Mohammed Younis say they haven’t seen a cent.
For her Invisible Museum show, now on in Kilmainham, Laragh Pittman has borrowed objects brought in suitcases and pockets from across the world to a new home.
That idea appears to be based on a misuse of statistics by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, which was further distorted in the media.
When workers are recruited from outside the EU to come to Ireland, their spouses are rarely able to get work permits – often leaving them listless and frustrated.
“How can immigrants, or the children of immigrants, be against immigration? Do they not see the utter hypocrisy of it?” a reader asks. Chinedum offers some answers.