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# passport delays

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Family miss out on meeting the Pope due to passport delays
The Taoiseach said it must be very distressing for the mother and her four children who did not make their flight today.
Almost 60,000 children's passport applications remain outstanding, says Dept of Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said that there had been over 500,000 passports issued in 2022 so far.
Calls for public service staff to be redeployed to deal with high demand for passports
Minister of State Thomas Byrne said that 25,000 passports are being dispatched every week.
Passport Express renamed Post Passport ‘to better reflect slower turnaround time’
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting that passport delays were a serious issue.
'Significant delays' in processing new passports caused by a surge in demand
First-time passport applications and children’s passports, particularly for foreign-born children are seeing the longest delays.