Written Answers. - Post-nuptial Citizenship.

Jim O'Keeffe

Question:

268 Mr. J. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of persons granted post-nuptial citizenship, up to 30 June 1986, under the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 1956; and the number from 1 July 1986 to date. [4992/00]

The number of persons granted post-nuptial citizenship in the periods specified in the Deputy's question is as follows:

From 1956 to 30 June 1986

6,169 persons

From 1 July 1986 to date (21/2/00)

10,538 persons.