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Why no citizenship test?

  • 08-10-2021 2:54pm
    Registered Users Posts: 474 ✭✭ Pixel Eater

    So I know a few people who got/are in the process of applying for Irish citizenship. That's fine but after chatting to them it soon became apparent that they knew very little (practically nothing in one case) about Ireland. I mean basic stuff; like how many counties there is, who's the current Taoiseach, stuff like that.

    So I was wondering what's the rationale of not having a citizenship test? We're a complete outlier in this, especially in a European context; there's not even some sort of language test. Would seem like a pretty obvious thing to have.