At the National Concert Hall in Dublin.
Some 480 people from 68 countries are taking part in a Citizenship Ceremony.
They include Lina Chen from Hong Kong (top pic), Sylwia Zablotna from Poland (second pic), Joanna Dukkipati, from India, and her two-year-old son Ethan Dukkipati McCarthy (third and fourth pic), and Daniel Lopez with his three-year-old daughter Megan, from Spain (fifth pic).
National Convention Centre, Dublin
Three Citizenship Ceremonies took place in the one ceremony with over 3000 candidates originating from over 120 countries gaining the right to an Irish passport and all that that brings.
From top: Maria Navaed with daughters Rannaya and Sarina originally from Pakistan Shela and Zimena Cafferos Rios originally from Mexico; Michael and Pauline Mokwe originally from Cameroon; Nichakun Plaengeli originally from Thailand; Prince Babu with Juan, Jemimia and Jenita); from left: Joan Sheehan, Irma Fleming, Marilyn Donoso and Michelle Canadilla all originally from the Philippines; Elena with her son Michael Ermyki originally from Russia; Carolina Coronado originally Venezuela; Clarisse Coelko originally from Brazil and Macedonia-born photographer Sasko Lazarov (no stranger to ‘sheet readers).
The National Convention Centre, Dublin.
Just a few of the two thousand new irish citizens celebrating their status at the Citizen Ceremony. From top: Sara Carolina Aflat, originally from Romania; Elna, Tobias with their children Molly (8) and Kaitlin Firnges (6) orginally from Russia; Marcelina Szafranska orginally from Poland; Larry Ola orginally from Nigeria; Rajam Vadakkedathu Raghavan originally from India and Virginia Kass Orginally from Canada.
[From top: Maayan Marian Dunne from Israel; Gift and Chianazo Jacob Jamila Ahmed and Yasmen Hssain from Somalia; Stephen Rourke from Glasnevin, Dublin with his friend Jones Olatunju from Nigeria]
Some of the 3,931 people awarded irish citizenship at a ceremony at the National Convention Centre, Dublin this morning.
Alan Shatter leaves the stage following the citizenship ceremony.
(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
Excuse the mess.
We’ve had a ‘bit’ of a Summer.
Some of the 1,000 new Irish citizens – 140 of whom were asylum seekers – presented with Irish citizenship at a Citizenship Ceremony in the Convention centre, Dublin, this afternoon.
From top: Hira Shah from Pakistan and her mother Nasreen Shah; Larisa Malakhovskaya and daughters Anna and Marina from Belarus; Faye, Raymar and six-year-old Yanni Abando from the Philippines; imi Ogunyemi from Nigeria with his sister Kemi Ogunyemi and partner Karli Mulvaney; Perpetual Imansuen from Nigeria; Nicoleta Sinevici from Romania, and Huda Albayati helping her parents, Issa Bakal and Souhila A Rashed from Iraq.
(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)