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

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.

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