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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Irish Passports

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# Passports
'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year
The number of passports has never even reached 1 million in a year before.
# EU passports
The post-Brexit Irish passport boom in Britain is not slowing down
Applications for Irish passports in Britain and Northern Ireland made up 22% of all Irish passport applications in 2018.
# surge in demand
'That's an extraordinary number': The amount of UK applications for Irish passports set to double
The Irish Ambassador to the UK said that the surge comes as a direct result of Brexit.
# factcheck
FactCheck: No, this photo does NOT show a mad rush for Irish passports in the UK’s FactCheck takes on a misleading words-and-picture combo doing the rounds today.
# Brexit
There's been an increase in queries about Irish passports today
People have been contacting the Passport Service to ask if they are entitled to a passport following the Brexit result.
# Passport
Irish embassies around the world issued 94,363 passports last year
The London Embassy issued the most Irish passports last year, while four were issued in Meseru.
# Passport
No more waiting in long lines at the Passport Office
A new website will allow people, who are travelling in less than 10 days, to book an appointment for a new passport instead of having to queue up at Molesworth Street.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Making it easier to get an Irish Heritage certificate; criminals too busy wetting themselves at Garda Segways to commit crimes; Richie Boucher catches Bond producers’ eye.
# Passports
Russian diplomat expelled from Ireland over forged passports
Dept of Foreign Affairs has asked a staff member of the Russian embassy to leave the country following a garda investigation into the use of Irish passports.