State revokes citizenships over ‘fraud’
2016-02-15 16:00:12 -
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Two have rights completely pulled

100 more cases being investigated

 

By Chinedu Onyejelem

 

Two naturalised Irish people have recently had their citizenship revoked by the State, Metro Éireann has learned.

And the Department of Justice added that “a further approximately 100 cases are being examined” with a view to whether they should be stripped of their Irish citizenship.

Justice declined to discuss any details of the two revocations and suspect cases, but Metro Éireann understands that the reasons indicate possible “fraud, misrepresentation whether innocent or fraudulent, or concealment of material facts or circumstances.”

A number of these investigations date back as far as five years, and may include “at least one person … who was refused asylum in Canada and was subsequently deported by the Canadian authorities,” as reported in the 1 February 2013 edition of Metro Éireann.

It is also believed that hundreds more naturalised Irish could lose their right to citizenship if the terms and conditions of naturalisation are fully implemented by the State.

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