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From TheJournal.ie More than 230,000 people have applied for Irish passports so far this year Travel Plans

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

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

From The42 'I'm an Irish citizen now... I felt I had been accepted a long time ago' Citizen Roux

'I'm an Irish citizen now... I felt I had been accepted a long time ago'

Connacht lock Quinn Roux and his wife, Rentus, love life in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Lose a passport abroad? Getting temporary documents will now be easier Travelling

Lose a passport abroad? Getting temporary documents will now be easier

Meanwhile, a €12 million contract to provide a passport processing system in Ireland is being put out to tender.

From TheJournal.ie Leas Ceann Comhairle makes 'no apologies' for assisting constituents to get passports Fast-tracking

Leas Ceann Comhairle makes 'no apologies' for assisting constituents to get passports

Simon Coveney recently criticised TDs who use their offices for getting passports for constituents.

From TheJournal.ie The post-Brexit Irish passport boom in Britain is not slowing down EU Passports

The post-Brexit Irish passport boom in Britain is not slowing down

Applications for Irish passports in Britain and Northern Ireland made up 22% of all Irish passport applications in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Renewing your passport online is now 'faster, easier' and €5 cheaper Better Faster Stronger

Renewing your passport online is now 'faster, easier' and €5 cheaper

The updated service means that citizens can renew their passports online from anywhere in the world.

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 Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared Brexit

Number of British descendents of WWII refugees applying for German passports has soared

The number has grown 40-fold since 2016.

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 The42 'I am not happy about this situation' - Chelsea boss Sarri says Willian's late return is 'strange' Frustrated This post contains videos

'I am not happy about this situation' - Chelsea boss Sarri says Willian's late return is 'strange'

After their friendly defeat to Arsenal in Dublin, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri revealed his frustration at the Brazilian star’s delayed return.

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 Dublin dad says family holiday in jeopardy due to 'misinformation' and delays getting baby's passport Consumer

Dublin dad says family holiday in jeopardy due to 'misinformation' and delays getting baby's passport

Neil Curran says he was told different things by An Post and Passport Service.

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 Dozens of Venezuelans 'stranded in Ireland' as Maduro's government fails to issue new passports Fear

Dozens of Venezuelans 'stranded in Ireland' as Maduro's government fails to issue new passports

Thousands of Venezuelans across the world have been waiting on new passports for over a year.

From TheJournal.ie 20% of Irish passports issued this year were for people in Northern Ireland and Great Britain Record Year

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.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU? Factcheck

FactCheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU?

Today the Conservative Party said the UK’s exit from the EU gives it an opportunity to restore its national identity.

From TheJournal.ie Ibrahim Halawa: I didn't rip up my passport and I don't support Muslim Brotherhood Late Late Show

Ibrahim Halawa: I didn't rip up my passport and I don't support Muslim Brotherhood

Appearing on the Late Late Show, Halawa – who spent over four years incarcerated in an Egyptian prison without being properly tried – denied having any support for the ousted Muslim Brotherhood.

From TheJournal.ie 'Have you tried actually applying for something with the Public Services Card? It's a painful experience' Tangled Up In Red

'Have you tried actually applying for something with the Public Services Card? It's a painful experience'

It’s hard to think of one way that the expansion of the card is making life easier for citizens.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish woman in a same-sex marriage has two little girls - but only one can get an Irish passport Citizenship

An Irish woman in a same-sex marriage has two little girls - but only one can get an Irish passport

It’s down to what’s written on their birth certs.

From TheJournal.ie It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC? Wherefore Art Thou

It's his baby, so where on earth is Paschal Donohoe on the PSC?

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe is as culpable as anyone when it comes to the furore surrounding the Public Services Card. So why is he keeping such a low profile?

From TheJournal.ie You'll soon need a public services card to renew your passport Mandatory

You'll soon need a public services card to renew your passport

Concerns have been raised about the card, with some critics maintaining it equates to an identity card “by stealth”.

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 Over 500,000 passports issued in the first half of 2017 Increased Demand

Over 500,000 passports issued in the first half of 2017

That’s a 10% increase on applications compared to last year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How many countries have you visited? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many countries have you visited?

Home bird or travel addict?

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 Australia to cancel passports of convicted paedophiles Child-sex Tourism

Australia to cancel passports of convicted paedophiles

The move is an attempt to crack down on child sex tourism.

From TheJournal.ie Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so Data Protection

Applying for a passport or driving licence? You'll soon need a Public Services Card to do so

The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirmed that the card will be needed to apply for a passport from autumn of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Rescue 116′s flight recorders, the search for a body in Finglas and a landslide in Colombia…

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 New service means you can now track your passport application online Passport Control

New service means you can now track your passport application online

It is hoped the new system will speed up applications.

From TheJournal.ie 10% increase in Irish passports issued this year - but Brexit's not to blame Travel

10% increase in Irish passports issued this year - but Brexit's not to blame

That’s according to Minister Charlie Flanagan.

From TheJournal.ie Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland Rio Tickets

Kevin Mallon set to follow Pat Hickey and return home to Ireland

Mallon was arrested on the eve of the Olympic Games.

15 reasons *that* Nadine Coyle passport moment is so iconic

“Naww, I gave the wrong date of birth”

From TheJournal.ie Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland Rio De Janeiro

Pat Hickey could get his passport back today - paving the way for a return to Ireland

Hickey was arrested last August in Brazil.

This Irish mam hilariously misunderstood her daughter's passport request

Sure didn’t she do her best?

From TheJournal.ie Ireland needs to open a passport office in Belfast after Brexit, says Sinn Féin Brexit

Ireland needs to open a passport office in Belfast after Brexit, says Sinn Féin

Minister Charlie Flanagan is satisfied that the existing range of service options meet the current needs of passport applicants.

From TheJournal.ie Passport applications from the UK last month were 76% up on 2015 Brexit

Passport applications from the UK last month were 76% up on 2015

There were more UK-based requests for an Irish passport in June than in July, however.

From TheJournal.ie 80% rise in applications for Irish birth certificates from UK since Brexit vote Brexit

80% rise in applications for Irish birth certificates from UK since Brexit vote

The Passport Service has also reported an increase in queries about entitlements to Irish passports.

From TheJournal.ie Want to travel to the US? Check if you have an e-passport Visa Waiver Program

Want to travel to the US? Check if you have an e-passport

Changes to the Visa Waiver Program are coming into effect on Friday.

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