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Punk legend John Lydon speaks about childhood summers in Co Cork and his Irish citizenship

John Lydon

Punk icon John Lydon has spoken about how his Irish heritage has influenced his music and why he travels on an Irish passport. The Sex Pistols and PiL frontman was born in Holloway, North London and grew up in Finsbury Park, an area with a large Irish, Pakistani and Jamaican …

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How to become an Irish citizen

Irish passport on Irish flag

Many people across the world are proud of their Irish heritage, but can they actually become an Irish citizen as a result of their ancestry? Hollywood star John C Reilly recently revealed that he was to become an Irish citizen, despite being ‘one grandparent away’ from being eligible.

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Irish citizenship is ranked as the second best in the world

Irish citizenship is ranked as the second best in the world

Ireland is the second-best country in the world to hold citizenship, according to an international study ranking the rights and benefits of different nation’s citizens. Italian Dual Citizenships conducted the study which measured the rights of citizens from different countries over a vast range of issues.

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Comedy star Jimmy Carr speaks about his Irish heritage and dual British and Irish citizenship

Jimmy Carr

Top UK comedian Jimmy Carr has spoken about his Irish heritage and how being from an Irish family would sometimes cause problems for him growing up. Carr has been one of the UK’s most successful comedians over the last two decades and his aloof but easy-going style has made him …

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Gene Kelly’s widow speaks about the star’s struggle to gain Irish citizenship – despite having an Irish grandfather

Gene Kelly

American legend Gene Kelly was one of the major stars of the golden age of Hollywood. In 1999, the multi-talented actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director and producer was named the 15th greatest male screen legend of all time by the American Film Institute.

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