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#Passport Office

# passport-office - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Woman's passport renewal in limbo after a five-month Covid delay, a tech glitch and 'no one to help'
# Passport Office
# Passport Office

Woman's passport renewal in limbo after a five-month Covid delay, a tech glitch and 'no one to help'

May 18th 2021, 3:15 PM 54,080 Views 46 Comments

The Galway woman is planning to leave the country next month, and has waited five months for her 10-year-old son’s passport to be renewed.

# passport-office - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Cabinet to consider making Passport Office an essential service amid backlog of 90,000 requests
# Minister For Foreign Affairs
# Minister For Foreign Affairs

Cabinet to consider making Passport Office an essential service amid backlog of 90,000 requests

Apr 29th 2021, 9:00 AM 39,382 Views 58 Comments

About a third of the Passport Office staff are currently working on site.

# passport-office - Sunday 11 April, 2021

'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Enough is enough now - I need my passport back': Months of frustration as Passport Office backlog stands at 83,000

Apr 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 110,587 Views 95 Comments

Applicants who submitted documents as far back as November and December are still waiting to get them back.

# passport-office - Friday 12 March, 2021

Passport Office to begin processing some applications as categories of 'reasonable excuses' for travel expanded
# Level 5
# Level 5

Passport Office to begin processing some applications as categories of 'reasonable excuses' for travel expanded

Mar 12th 2021, 2:21 PM 64,675 Views 77 Comments

People have expressed their frustration at having to wait since Christmas for their passport application to be processed.

# passport-office - Friday 5 March, 2021

Passport Office unable to say when people who sent their passport in pre-lockdown will get it back
# Level 5
# Level 5

Passport Office unable to say when people who sent their passport in pre-lockdown will get it back

Mar 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 74,042 Views 97 Comments

The Passport Office has said it won’t resume normal service until the end of Level 5 restrictions.

# passport-office - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Pulling mandatory PSC for passports had 'whole of government repercussions', civil servants warned
# Public Services Card
# Public Services Card

Pulling mandatory PSC for passports had 'whole of government repercussions', civil servants warned

Nov 10th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,986 Views 17 Comments

New documents have shown how the Passport Office considered its options before pulling the PSC as a mandatory requirement.

# passport-office - Friday 11 October, 2019

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens
# Citizenship By Descent
# Citizenship By Descent

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens

Oct 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,074 Views 29 Comments

The number of foreign-born citizens seeking an Irish citizenship has more than trebled in three years.

# passport-office - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Making PSC mandatory for all passport applications would have meant 'significantly' longer waiting times
# Passport Office
# Passport Office

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

Sep 24th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,587 Views 17 Comments

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

# passport-office - Saturday 5 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 5th 2019, 8:57 PM 26,943 Views 28 Comments

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

# passport-office - Sunday 21 October, 2018

Lost documents and damaged marriage certs: The things that get people angry at the Passport Office
# Complaints
# Complaints

Lost documents and damaged marriage certs: The things that get people angry at the Passport Office

Oct 21st 2018, 10:00 PM 33,260 Views 37 Comments

In the first six months of this year, the office received more than 500,000 applications.

# passport-office - Saturday 13 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 13th 2018, 7:15 AM 16,824 Views 8 Comments

Significant improvements are planned at the Passport Office.

# passport-office - Sunday 8 July, 2018

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog
# Summer Peak
# Summer Peak

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog

Jul 8th 2018, 7:30 AM 14,342 Views 37 Comments

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

# passport-office - Thursday 21 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 21st 2018, 10:23 AM 57,176 Views 84 Comments

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.

# passport-office - Friday 8 June, 2018

People urged to renew their passports online as seasonal surge leads to significant delays
# Logjam
# Logjam

People urged to renew their passports online as seasonal surge leads to significant delays

Jun 8th 2018, 6:24 PM 21,191 Views 36 Comments

The passport service has hired more than 200 extra staff to deal with the backlog.

# passport-office - Monday 28 May, 2018

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

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

May 28th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,855 Views 25 Comments

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

# passport-office - Saturday 31 March, 2018

70,000 passport applications outstanding - and staff numbers have almost doubled to handle backlog
# Jet Setting
# Jet Setting

70,000 passport applications outstanding - and staff numbers have almost doubled to handle backlog

Mar 31st 2018, 9:45 AM 44,552 Views 38 Comments

Last year saw a record-breaking number of passport applications.

# passport-office - Friday 28 July, 2017

'No unnecessary journeys' - People urged to renew passports online rather than trekking to a Garda station
# Internet Machine
# Internet Machine

'No unnecessary journeys' - People urged to renew passports online rather than trekking to a Garda station

Jul 28th 2017, 8:19 AM 21,141 Views 49 Comments

An online renewal facility for passports has been in place since March.

# passport-office - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)
# Get It In Early
# Get It In Early

Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)

Jun 22nd 2017, 12:05 AM 53,475 Views 46 Comments

The number of applications outstanding has been consistently on the rise in recent times in the wake of the Brexit vote.

# passport-office - Friday 16 June, 2017

This Limerick lad's video will resonate with anyone who's been on hold with the Passport Office
# Passport Jazz
From The Daily Edge
# Passport Jazz

This Limerick lad's video will resonate with anyone who's been on hold with the Passport Office

Jun 16th 2017, 6:45 PM 4,374 Views 1 Comment

That sultry, seductive music!

# passport-office - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Passport Office costs rise by €4.3m following Brexit vote
# LEAVING THE EU
# LEAVING THE EU

Passport Office costs rise by €4.3m following Brexit vote

Apr 1st 2017, 6:30 AM 14,790 Views 25 Comments

Almost 65,000 people in Britain applied for an Irish passport last year, a 42% jump.

# passport-office - Thursday 16 February, 2017

One concrete benefit of Brexit: The Passport Office is hiring extra staff
# Surge In Demand
# Surge In Demand

One concrete benefit of Brexit: The Passport Office is hiring extra staff

Feb 16th 2017, 12:43 PM 15,203 Views 76 Comments

230 temp staff are being hired to deal with the post-Brexit vote surge.

# passport-office - Monday 27 June, 2016

FactCheck: No, this photo does NOT show a mad rush for Irish passports in the UK
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, this photo does NOT show a mad rush for Irish passports in the UK

Jun 27th 2016, 7:27 PM 57,796 Views 26 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck takes on a misleading words-and-picture combo doing the rounds today.

# passport-office - Friday 24 June, 2016

There's been an increase in queries about Irish passports today
# Brexit
# Brexit

There's been an increase in queries about Irish passports today

Jun 24th 2016, 6:22 PM 38,472 Views 66 Comments

People have been contacting the Passport Service to ask if they are entitled to a passport following the Brexit result.

# passport-office - Friday 9 January, 2015

Here are the most popular baby names on Irish passports
# High Flying Kids
# High Flying Kids

Here are the most popular baby names on Irish passports

Jan 9th 2015, 11:50 AM 46,190 Views 89 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister expressed his disappointment that Charlie has dropped two places since 2013.

# passport-office - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Dublin's Passport Office to move next year
# On The Move
# On The Move

Dublin's Passport Office to move next year

Oct 1st 2013, 6:15 AM 11,313 Views 15 Comments

New offices in Dublin city centre are being sought by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

# passport-office - Monday 30 September, 2013

PICS: This is the new-look Irish passport
# Passports
# Passports

PICS: This is the new-look Irish passport

Sep 30th 2013, 10:44 AM 60,485 Views 127 Comments

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

# passport-office - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Over 263,000 Public Services Cards issued to social welfare claimants
# ID Cards
# ID Cards

Over 263,000 Public Services Cards issued to social welfare claimants

Jul 30th 2013, 6:45 AM 20,173 Views 82 Comments

The card aims to provide public service providers with a verification of an individual’s identity, particularly those collecting social welfare payments and using the Free Travel Pass.

# passport-office - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jul 24th 2013, 10:16 PM 11,343 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the lucky escape for tall ship passengers in Kinsale, Labour’s troubles and the royal baby’s name.

Second Passport Office employee released without charge
# Criminal Investigation
# Criminal Investigation

Second Passport Office employee released without charge

Jul 24th 2013, 8:35 PM 10,625 Views 23 Comments

Two people were being questioned at garda stations as part of a criminal investigation into passport fraud.

Two Passport Office employees questioned in passport fraud investigation
# Criminal Investigation
# Criminal Investigation

Two Passport Office employees questioned in passport fraud investigation

Jul 24th 2013, 8:03 AM 13,841 Views 35 Comments

The investigation began in May when irregularities were found in the issuance of two passports.

# passport-office - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Automatic service would remind people when their passport is expiring
# Passport
# Passport

Automatic service would remind people when their passport is expiring

Oct 21st 2012, 12:01 PM 7,714 Views 45 Comments

The Passport Service is looking at the possibility of implementing an automatic reminder service that would alert passport holders by text or email that their document is due for renewal.

# passport-office - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Have you checked your passport lately?
# Passport
# Passport

Have you checked your passport lately?

Jul 22nd 2012, 7:30 AM 16,399 Views 26 Comments

We’re all going on our summer holidays….. IF your passport is in date. You’re being urged to check before you travel.

# passport-office - Monday 11 June, 2012

Holidaymakers urged to ensure passports are valid
# Holliers
# Holliers

Holidaymakers urged to ensure passports are valid

Jun 11th 2012, 5:08 PM 5,386 Views 15 Comments

Those going abroad this summer have been reminded to ensure their passports are valid and in date.

# passport-office - Monday 21 May, 2012

Government saves €2million in rent reductions
# Penny Pinching
# Penny Pinching

Government saves €2million in rent reductions

May 21st 2012, 10:07 AM 2,223 Views 9 Comments

State agencies have secured reductions on 32 properties – including one whose rent was slashed by more than €1million.

# passport-office - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Passport office getting average of 250 applications a day
# Passport
# Passport

Passport office getting average of 250 applications a day

May 13th 2012, 5:14 PM 9,071 Views 27 Comments

Demand rules out any chance of an on-the-spot services for new passports, says Tánaiste.

# passport-office - Sunday 26 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jun 26th 2011, 7:35 PM 2,469 Views 6 Comments

In this evening’s fix: DAA board backs down, shock death at Glastonbury, cringey MySpace pages and the only slideshow you’ll ever need to see…swamp soccer!

Senator Mary White denies passport office outburst
# Denied
# Denied

Senator Mary White denies passport office outburst

Jun 26th 2011, 11:43 AM 4,061 Views 39 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator reportedly told a member of the security staff that he was “lucky to have a job” after an incident at the Dublin office.

# passport-office - Friday 20 May, 2011

Chaos returns to the passport office
# Passport Office
# Passport Office

Chaos returns to the passport office

May 20th 2011, 9:31 AM 1,542 Views 0 Comments

Warning: don’t book your flight unless you’ve got an up-to-date passport.