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#Passports

From TheJournal.ie €13 million contract for new IT system and 230 new staff as Passport Service aims to cope with demand Handle The Pressure

€13 million contract for new IT system and 230 new staff as Passport Service aims to cope with demand

It comes as part of the passport reform programme and, despite the rise in complaints in recent years, Coveney is confident it’ll make a difference.

From TheJournal.ie British passports are now being issued without the words 'European Union' Brexit

British passports are now being issued without the words 'European Union'

The change came into effect from 30 March.

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 TheJournal.ie Number of complaints against Passport Service increases almost fivefold in two years Turnaround Times

Number of complaints against Passport Service increases almost fivefold in two years

Coveney has previously said the Passport Office experienced some “real problems” last year.

From TheJournal.ie Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement Common Travel Area

Travel Identity cards and Free State passports: how Irish people travelled to the UK before free movement

The two countries have enjoyed free movement between them since 1952.

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 'A recovery for whom?': Government slammed for refusal to reintroduce free passport for pensioners Austerity Measure

'A recovery for whom?': Government slammed for refusal to reintroduce free passport for pensioners

Free passports for pensioners were done away with under austerity measures, but there are calls now to bring it back.

From TheJournal.ie Irish passports issued to UK increase, while numbers fall in France, Germany and Spain Golden Ticket

Irish passports issued to UK increase, while numbers fall in France, Germany and Spain

There’s been a huge jump in passport applications from Northern Ireland since Brexit.

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 Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline as mass exodus continues Crisis

Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline as mass exodus continues

Local churches have been handing out food to the weary and hungry migrants as they wait.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs, cash, and fake passports seized in Dublin raid Coombe

Drugs, cash, and fake passports seized in Dublin raid

Two men were arrested in connection with the investigation.

From TheJournal.ie A post office on the border has seen a 15 fold increase in passport requests from Northern Ireland citizens Pettigo Post Office

A post office on the border has seen a 15 fold increase in passport requests from Northern Ireland citizens

Pettigo is the only town on the island of Ireland that’s split down the middle by the UK-Irish border.

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 How many passport applications took up to eight weeks to process? It's the week in numbers Prime Numbers

How many passport applications took up to eight weeks to process? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of people affected by sex trafficking that Ruhama supported last year.

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 'I surpass any requirements for a passport' - Mother faces being split from children in citizenship wrangle Passports

'I surpass any requirements for a passport' - Mother faces being split from children in citizenship wrangle

Megan Crowley lives in Belfast and has two young daughters.

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 'I felt totally lost': Department in u-turn over decision to deny Venezuelan man a Public Services Card Venezuela

'I felt totally lost': Department in u-turn over decision to deny Venezuelan man a Public Services Card

He was denied a PSC as a result of having an expired passport due to Venezuela’s printing shortage crisis.

From TheJournal.ie More people now want Irish passports in Britain than the North Brexit Demand

More people now want Irish passports in Britain than the North

Demand from the UK has reached record levels.

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 'Stunning Brexit victory': The Sun claims credit for UK passports becoming blue again Sun Wot Won It

'Stunning Brexit victory': The Sun claims credit for UK passports becoming blue again

In its story announcing the news, The Sun said that the UK government had agreed to its demands.

From TheJournal.ie Some migrants left in limbo in Ireland over struggle to prove their identity Passport Problems

Some migrants left in limbo in Ireland over struggle to prove their identity

Ireland’s immigration authorities face difficulties processing migrants because of handwritten passports and translation gaps.

From TheJournal.ie Electronic passport machines are coming into service in Dublin Airport today E-Gates

Electronic passport machines are coming into service in Dublin Airport today

The gates will use facial recognition to make sure the passenger matches their passport.

From TheJournal.ie Feud gangs using drug addicts to get false passports Documentation

Feud gangs using drug addicts to get false passports

The gangs target drug users indebted to them to assist in obtaining the passports.

From TheJournal.ie 'That's an extraordinary number': The amount of UK applications for Irish passports set to double Surge In Demand

'That's an extraordinary number': The amount of UK applications for Irish passports set to double

The Irish Ambassador to the UK said that the surge comes as a direct result of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Irish adults will be able to renew their passports online from Thursday All Online Now

Irish adults will be able to renew their passports online from Thursday

First time applicants and children will still have to use the current system.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish consulate in New York issued 7,205 passports last year Empire State Of Mind

The Irish consulate in New York issued 7,205 passports last year

In total, the Department of Foreign Affairs issued 733,060 passports in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 149 trans people have their gender officially recognised by Ireland Equality

149 trans people have their gender officially recognised by Ireland

Four were granted to applicants who were aged 16 and 17 years old.

From TheJournal.ie Over 800 Irish people were caught up in major crises abroad in 2015 Foreign Affairs

Over 800 Irish people were caught up in major crises abroad in 2015

The Department of Foreign Affairs has released its annual report for 2015, which also highlights an increase in passports issued.

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 Over 9,000 people are waiting on delayed passports - because of Euro 2016* Passport To Paris

Over 9,000 people are waiting on delayed passports - because of Euro 2016*

*As well as increased demand and renewals.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland deported or removed 3,800 people last year Papers Please

Ireland deported or removed 3,800 people last year

The approval rate for entry visa applications was 91%.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has one of the most "powerful" passports for getting through airports Passport Express
From TheJournal.ie Man was paid €12,500 to process passports for South African and American nationals Courts

Man was paid €12,500 to process passports for South African and American nationals

He also processed passports for Moldovan and Vietnamese nationals. He will be sentenced next month.

From TheJournal.ie Photocopies of college students’ passports left in a skip on busy street Data Breach

Photocopies of college students’ passports left in a skip on busy street

The college says all of the sensitive information has been recovered.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of investors get Irish residency for pumping money into the economy Migrants

Dozens of investors get Irish residency for pumping money into the economy

As many as 400 jobs have been created as a result of the Immigrant Investor Programme.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's new passport-checking civil servants started work today Step Forward

Ireland's new passport-checking civil servants started work today

No more worrying that a guard might arrest you for having a sombrero on.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how many Irish passports were issued in 2014 Going Places

Here’s how many Irish passports were issued in 2014

Unsurprisingly, most people applied for new passports as the summer kicked off.

From TheJournal.ie Britain to seize passports from British jihadists to stop them returning home I'll Take That

Britain to seize passports from British jihadists to stop them returning home

Australia is facing a similar scenario to Britain with at least 73 of its nationals having their passports cancelled to prevent them travelling to Iraq and Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Which baby names are most common on first passports? A Rose By Any Other Name

Which baby names are most common on first passports?

What’s in a name? If you’re a Jack, a lot.

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