Over 3,500 people presented with certificates of naturalisationThursday 13 December 2012 22.06
Over 3,500 people took part in citizenship ceremonies in Dublin today.
They were presented with certificates of naturalisation.
Speaking at a ceremony in the Convention Centre this afternoon, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter welcomed the country's newest citizens.
He said he had made decisions on almost 38,000 applications since he took office.
Last year 11,000 citizenship certificates were issued, generating €9m in revenue for the country.