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PICS: This is the new-look Irish passport

All passports issued from 3 October will have this new design.

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THIS IS A sample of the newly-designed Irish passport being launched today.

The new-look travel document features images of iconic Irish landmarks including Croagh Patrick, Kylemore Abbey, Croke Park, the Cliffs of Moher, the Rock of Cashel and Liberty Hall.

Ogham, musical notes from the national anthem and poetry from Nuala ní Dhomhnaill, WB Yeats and James Orr are also featured across the new pages.

One of the other significant change is that there will no longer be a signature on the personal details page.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said this is something which other countries, such as Australia, have already done.

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The photographs used in the document were commissioned solely for use with the Irish passport and reproduced with specialist printing techniques to ensure security.

All passports issued from 3 October will have this new design. The price of the passport will remain the same.

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Due to commercial sensitivities the DFA was unable to disclose the cost of producing the new passports but said that the overall cost has been lowered.

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