Irish certificate scheme is scrapped
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 bbc.in/1JQNpWv.