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# Passports

This year
Sharp increase in prosecutions and prison terms for asylum seekers arriving without passports
Irish wolfhound set to feature in a new design for Irish passports
US man charged with applying for Irish passports in names of dead babies faces more charges
Last year
Gardaí yet to identify man accused of using passports in names of babies who died in 1950s
Brexit a driver in rise of English and Welsh people holding Irish passports, UK figures suggest
Public to be asked for its say on new design for Irish passports
'Shameful': Ombudsman slams ten-year delay by Govt to provide disabled people transport supports
All time
Over one million Irish passports issued in 2022, setting new record
Nearly fivefold increase in the number of complaints to the Passport Office this year
Passport Office to increase staff and tweak child application process in response to surge
Almost 60,000 children's passport applications remain outstanding, says Dept of Foreign Affairs
Passport Office 'upscaling' to respond to massive increase in demand, says Coveney
'Significant delays' in processing new passports caused by a surge in demand
Taliban government resumes issuing Afghan passports in Kabul
'Pent-up demand' could see a record 1.75m passport applications to process next year
Woman's passport renewal in limbo after a five-month Covid delay, a tech glitch and 'no one to help'
Cabinet to consider making Passport Office an essential service amid backlog of 90,000 requests
'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000
Passport Office to begin processing some applications as categories of 'reasonable excuses' for travel expanded
Passport Office unable to say when people who sent their passport in pre-lockdown will get it back
Department of Foreign Affairs dismisses worker for issuing fraudulent passports after five-year paid suspension
Number of Irish passports issued this year fell by 60%
Making PSC mandatory for all passport applications would have meant 'significantly' longer waiting times
Public Services Card no longer needed to apply for a passport
Over half a million people have applied for Irish passports so far this year
€13 million contract for new IT system and 230 new staff as Passport Service aims to cope with demand
British passports are now being issued without the words 'European Union'
More than 230,000 people have applied for Irish passports so far this year
Number of complaints against Passport Service increases almost fivefold in two years
Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement
Tánaiste says TDs using their offices for passport deliveries is 'unhelpful'
'A recovery for whom?': Government slammed for refusal to reintroduce free passport for pensioners
Irish passports issued to UK increase, while numbers fall in France, Germany and Spain
Parents to be able to renew their children's passports online by end of the year
Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline as mass exodus continues
Drugs, cash, and fake passports seized in Dublin raid
A post office on the border has seen a 15 fold increase in passport requests from Northern Ireland citizens
TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog
How many passport applications took up to eight weeks to process? It's the week in numbers
A missed wedding and missed phone calls: Passport Office apologises for delays