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# passports - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Making PSC mandatory for all passport applications would have meant 'significantly' longer waiting times Exclusive

The Department of Foreign Affairs was unwilling to make it a requirement.

# passports - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport PSC

Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport

The Taoiseach says the Data Commissioner has declined to meet with Minister Doherty.

# passports - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Over half a million people have applied for Irish passports so far this year

The Passport Office has been receiving more than 100,000 applications each month.

# passports - Monday 22 April, 2019

€13 million contract for new IT system and 230 new staff as Passport Service aims to cope with demand

It comes as part of the passport reform programme and, despite the rise in complaints in recent years, Coveney is confident it’ll make a difference.

# passports - Saturday 6 April, 2019

British passports are now being issued without the words 'European Union'

The change came into effect from 30 March.

# passports - Saturday 16 March, 2019

More than 230,000 people have applied for Irish passports so far this year

Over 5,000 people are expected to apply this weekend.

# passports - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Number of complaints against Passport Service increases almost fivefold in two years

Coveney has previously said the Passport Office experienced some “real problems” last year.

# passports - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement

The two countries have enjoyed free movement between them since 1952.

# passports - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Tánaiste says TDs using their offices for passport deliveries is 'unhelpful'

Coveney insisted it is not quicker for people to go through their TD compared with applying online or through the normal channels.

# passports - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

'A recovery for whom?': Government slammed for refusal to reintroduce free passport for pensioners

Free passports for pensioners were done away with under austerity measures, but there are calls now to bring it back.

# passports - Sunday 18 November, 2018

Irish passports issued to UK increase, while numbers fall in France, Germany and Spain

There’s been a huge jump in passport applications from Northern Ireland since Brexit.

# passports - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Parents to be able to renew their children's passports online by end of the year

Significant improvements are planned at the Passport Office.

# passports - Friday 24 August, 2018

Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline as mass exodus continues

Local churches have been handing out food to the weary and hungry migrants as they wait.

# passports - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Drugs, cash, and fake passports seized in Dublin raid

Two men were arrested in connection with the investigation.

# passports - Monday 6 August, 2018

A post office on the border has seen a 15 fold increase in passport requests from Northern Ireland citizens

Pettigo is the only town on the island of Ireland that’s split down the middle by the UK-Irish border.

# passports - Sunday 8 July, 2018

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog

TDs can make representations to the Passport Office on behalf of distressed constituents whose passport applications are taking longer than expected.

# passports - Saturday 23 June, 2018

How many passport applications took up to eight weeks to process? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of people affected by sex trafficking that Ruhama supported last year.

# passports - Thursday 21 June, 2018

A missed wedding and missed phone calls: Passport Office apologises for delays

It is “a matter of immense frustration” for staff that it’s taking longer than planned to process some applications, the Public Accounts Committee has been told.

# passports - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

'I surpass any requirements for a passport' - Mother faces being split from children in citizenship wrangle

Megan Crowley lives in Belfast and has two young daughters.

# passports - Monday 28 May, 2018

Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents

Five TDs – including a minister – made over 100 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of individuals in the last two years.

# passports - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

'I felt totally lost': Department in u-turn over decision to deny Venezuelan man a Public Services Card

He was denied a PSC as a result of having an expired passport due to Venezuela’s printing shortage crisis.

# passports - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

More people now want Irish passports in Britain than the North

Demand from the UK has reached record levels.

# passports - Friday 29 December, 2017

20% of Irish passports issued this year were for people in Northern Ireland and Great Britain

Ths year saw the highest number of Irish passports ever issued in one year.

# passports - Friday 22 December, 2017

'Stunning Brexit victory': The Sun claims credit for UK passports becoming blue again

In its story announcing the news, The Sun said that the UK government had agreed to its demands.

# passports - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Some migrants left in limbo in Ireland over struggle to prove their identity

Ireland’s immigration authorities face difficulties processing migrants because of handwritten passports and translation gaps.

# passports - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Electronic passport machines are coming into service in Dublin Airport today

The gates will use facial recognition to make sure the passenger matches their passport.

# passports - Monday 25 September, 2017

Feud gangs using drug addicts to get false passports

The gangs target drug users indebted to them to assist in obtaining the passports.

# passports - Friday 4 August, 2017

'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.

# passports - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Irish adults will be able to renew their passports online from Thursday

First time applicants and children will still have to use the current system.

# passports - Thursday 5 January, 2017

The Irish consulate in New York issued 7,205 passports last year

In total, the Department of Foreign Affairs issued 733,060 passports in 2016.

# passports - Sunday 20 November, 2016

149 trans people have their gender officially recognised by Ireland

Four were granted to applicants who were aged 16 and 17 years old.

# passports - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Over 800 Irish people were caught up in major crises abroad in 2015

The Department of Foreign Affairs has released its annual report for 2015, which also highlights an increase in passports issued.

# passports - Friday 24 June, 2016

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.

# passports - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

Over 9,000 people are waiting on delayed passports - because of Euro 2016*

*As well as increased demand and renewals.

# passports - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Ireland deported or removed 3,800 people last year

The approval rate for entry visa applications was 91%.

# passports - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

# passports - Monday 29 February, 2016

Man was paid €12,500 to process passports for South African and American nationals

He also processed passports for Moldovan and Vietnamese nationals. He will be sentenced next month.

# passports - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Photocopies of college students' passports left in a skip on busy street

The college says all of the sensitive information has been recovered.

# passports - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Dozens of investors get Irish residency for pumping money into the economy

As many as 400 jobs have been created as a result of the Immigrant Investor Programme.

# passports - Monday 26 January, 2015

Ireland's new passport-checking civil servants started work today

No more worrying that a guard might arrest you for having a sombrero on.

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