Nigerians were largest group of new Irish citizens in 2013
State granted highest rate of citizenship per 1,000 of the resident population in the EU
New Irish citizens at a citizenship ceremony in 2013. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times
Nigerian citizens were the largest single group among those who received Irish citizenship in 2013, according to figures by Eurostat.
Nigerian citizens represented a quarter, or 23.9 per cent, of all Irish citizenships granted that year.