Ir­ish cer­tifi­cate scheme is scrapped

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

A scheme en­abling peo­ple to buy cer­tifi­cates of­fi­cially recog­nis­ing their Ir­ish ances­try has been scrapped due to lack of in­ter­est. In­tro­duced in 2011, the Cer­tifi­cate of Ir­ish Her­itage scheme had been set up by the Ir­ish Govern­ment to give “greater prac­ti­cal ex­pres­sion to the sense of Ir­ish iden­tity felt by many across the world”. How­ever, the scheme ended on Mon­day 24 Au­gust af­ter of­fi­cials re­vealed that as few as 3,000 cer­tifi­cates had been sold to date. Read the full story at

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