More than 2,000 people to be granted Irish citizenship in Killarney

Ceremonial affair as the Irish National Flag is displayed by the Irish Army at the Citizenship Ceremonies which took place the Killarney Convention Centre. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

More than 2,000 people will be conferred with Irish citizenship in Killarney today.

Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan is due to attend the ceremony which will take place in the Killarney Convention Centre in the Gleneagle Hotel.

The Department of Justice says around 2,400 people will receive Irish citizenship today at the event in the Killarney Convention Centre.

406 Poles will be conferred with citizenship, 309 people from the UK, 218 from Romania, 186 from India and 99 from Nigeria.

Other nationalities represented at the citizenship ceremonies include Latvia, Philippines, Brazil, the US and China.

The presiding officers at the conferrals are retired High Court judge Bryan McMahon, who’s originally from Listowel, and retired District Court judge Paddy McMahon.

Traffic is expected to be very busy along the Muckross Road – three ceremonies will take place in the INEC Gleneagle at approximately 11.15, 1.40 and 4pm.