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From TheJournal.ie Pulling mandatory PSC for passports had 'whole of government repercussions', civil servants warned Public Services Card

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

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

From TheJournal.ie New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens Citizenship By Descent

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Making PSC mandatory for all passport applications would have meant 'significantly' longer waiting times Passport Office

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.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says TDs using their offices for passport deliveries is 'unhelpful' CONSTITUENTS

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.

From TheJournal.ie Lost documents and damaged marriage certs: The things that get people angry at the Passport Office Complaints

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Parents to be able to renew their children's passports online by end of the year Passport Office

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

Significant improvements are planned at the Passport Office.

From TheJournal.ie TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog Summer Peak

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.

From TheJournal.ie A missed wedding and missed phone calls: Passport Office apologises for delays Holiday Plans

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.

From TheJournal.ie People urged to renew their passports online as seasonal surge leads to significant delays Logjam

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents Passports

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.

From TheJournal.ie 70,000 passport applications outstanding - and staff numbers have almost doubled to handle backlog Jet Setting

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'No unnecessary journeys' - People urged to renew passports online rather than trekking to a Garda station Internet Machine

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Passport Office costs rise by €4.3m following Brexit vote LEAVING THE EU

Passport Office costs rise by €4.3m following Brexit vote

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

From TheJournal.ie One concrete benefit of Brexit: The Passport Office is hiring extra staff Surge In Demand

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

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

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: No, this photo does NOT show a mad rush for Irish passports in the UK Factcheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There's been an increase in queries about Irish passports today Brexit

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the most popular baby names on Irish passports High Flying Kids

Here are the most popular baby names on Irish passports

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's Passport Office to move next year On The Move

Dublin's Passport Office to move next year

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

From TheJournal.ie PICS: This is the new-look Irish passport Passports

PICS: This is the new-look Irish passport

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 263,000 Public Services Cards issued to social welfare claimants ID Cards

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

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

From TheJournal.ie Second Passport Office employee released without charge Criminal Investigation

Second Passport Office employee released without charge

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

From TheJournal.ie Two Passport Office employees questioned in passport fraud investigation Criminal Investigation

Two Passport Office employees questioned in passport fraud investigation

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

From TheJournal.ie Automatic service would remind people when their passport is expiring Passport

Automatic service would remind people when their passport is expiring

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.

From TheJournal.ie Have you checked your passport lately? Passport

Have you checked your passport lately?

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

From TheJournal.ie Holidaymakers urged to ensure passports are valid Holliers

Holidaymakers urged to ensure passports are valid

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

From TheJournal.ie Government saves €2million in rent reductions Penny Pinching

Government saves €2million in rent reductions

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

From TheJournal.ie Passport office getting average of 250 applications a day Passport

Passport office getting average of 250 applications a day

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

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Sunday The Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Sunday

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!

From TheJournal.ie Senator Mary White denies passport office outburst Denied

Senator Mary White denies passport office outburst

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

In your 9 at 9: Minister in sack threat; the universal social charge is here to stay; the end of LulzSec; the senator and the passport row; and the world’s ugliest dog.

From TheJournal.ie Chaos returns to the passport office Passport Office This post contains a poll

Chaos returns to the passport office

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