New Irish citizens celebrate their new Irishness at the Convention Center, Dublin at the official Citizenship Ceremony, a tradition begun by former justice minister Alan Shatter (fair play, etc). A total of 112 different nationalities of candidates attended today’s ceremony.
New sisters, brothers and, why not, a friendly-looking-
but-aren’t-they-all-in-fairness Catholic nun.
Also: irony alert
From top: Simbi Ayoola (12) with her relative and fellow new Irish Citizen Oladimeji Olajubu both from originally from Nigeria; Sister Odilia Kyomugisha, originally from Uganda, with unidentified Irish nun chum; Lulius Hegedus, originally from Romania; Modupe Tokunbo Apara, originally from Nigeria; Nikolina Damyanona with her daughter Daisy, both from Bulgaria; Dublin-born Likema Yonas celebrating her parents’ citizenship.
(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)