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    Some figures released by Shatter today.

    -Of the approximately visa 88,000 applications received, 91 per cent were approved.

    The top five nationalities that applied for visas were as follows:
    India (16 per cent)
    Russia (14 per cent)
    China (11 per cent)
    Nigeria (eight per cent)
    Turkey (five per cent)

    Where are these people getting jobs?

    - Over 25,000 applications for citizenship were decided on in 2012
    There were 38 citizenship ceremonies held in 2012.

    - There are approximately 31,400 non-EEA students currently registered for study in Ireland. Of these, 38 per cent are in degree courses, 26 per cent in non-degree courses, 28 per cent in language courses and nine per cent in other study, which includes secondary level education.

    The 'English language school' racket used by non EU students to circumvent immigration law continues unabated.

    - Deportations totalled almost 2,700 in 2011, of which 2,260 were refusals at various ports of entry.

    How can one be deported from a country they have yet to enter - there were 440 actual deportations in 2012.

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    The lack of an apostrophe in the appropriate place in your thread title has totally changed the meaning of that title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yayo View Post
    Some figures released by Shatter today.

    -Of the approximately visa 88,000 applications received, 91 per cent were approved.

    The top five nationalities that applied for visas were as follows:
    India (16 per cent)
    Russia (14 per cent)
    China (11 per cent)
    Nigeria (eight per cent)
    Turkey (five per cent)

    Where are these people getting jobs?

    - Over 25,000 applications for citizenship were decided on in 2012
    There were 38 citizenship ceremonies held in 2012.

    - There are approximately 31,400 non-EEA students currently registered for study in Ireland. Of these, 38 per cent are in degree courses, 26 per cent in non-degree courses, 28 per cent in language courses and nine per cent in other study, which includes secondary level education.

    The 'English language school' racket used by non EU students to circumvent immigration law continues unabated.

    - Deportations totalled almost 2,700 in 2011, of which 2,260 were refusals at various ports of entry.

    How can one be deported from a country they have yet to enter - there were 440 actual deportations in 2012.
    Most of those receiving citizenship would have been here for at least 5 years most much longer. They would have had jobs since the boom times. A lot of the visa applications relate to jobs that cannot be filled by Irish people or the EEA population resident in Ireland.

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    I.T. and medicine, I'd say.

    Too many young Irish men left school and went straight into house building.

    Now they are going to emigrating to building sites in other countries while we import skilled professional from abroad.

    Crazy, but what other choice is there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks View Post
    The lack of an apostrophe in the appropriate place in your thread title has totally changed the meaning of that title.
    That's a comma (n) fault...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks View Post
    The lack of an apostrophe in the appropriate place in your thread title has totally changed the meaning of that title.
    Me English is poor.

    No sh't.
    Last edited by yayo; 4th January 2013 at 01:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    Most of those receiving citizenship would have been here for at least 5 years most much longer. They would have had jobs since the boom times. A lot of the visa applications relate to jobs that cannot be filled by Irish people or the EEA population resident in Ireland.
    Cool,

    If I hang out in Kenya for five years - does that make me 'New Kenyan'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yayo View Post
    Cool,

    If I hang out in Kenya for five years - does that make me 'New Kenyan'?
    Unless you want to claim Commonwealth status, you'd have to do seven.

    Kenyan Citizenship

    Next question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoose2 View Post
    That's a comma (n) fault...
    Not, it's catapostrophic.
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