The Department of Justice and Equality wishes to confirm that the Citizenship ceremonies, scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd March in the INEC Killarney, will proceed as planned.  However, following the consultation with HSE, the following precautionary measures are in place. http://www.inis.gov.ie/

Candidates and their guests who have returned from a COVID-19 affected region in the last 14 days, or who have been in close contact with a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case in the last 14 days, and have symptoms (a cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties or fever) should isolate themselves at home and phone their GP without delay, and are requested not to attend the ceremony.

The current list of COVID-19 affected regions is: Mainland China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Iran and 4 regions in Northern Italy: Veneto, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont.  Further updates can be found here https://www.hse.ie/eng/

To help limit the inconvenience caused, applicants are advised that an alternative ceremony will be held on or before the 17th of April.

Candidates who are availing of the alternative ceremony are asked to notify the Citizenship Division of the Department of Justice and Equality regarding their intentions, on or before 29th February.