Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (159)

Clare Daly


159. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the controls in place to monitor the abuse of legally issued Irish passports by foreign intelligence services. [10150/13]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I can confirm that the Passport Service maintains close and regular contact with An Garda Síochána and, by extension, Interpol. I also advise the Deputy that the Passport Service encourages Irish citizens to recognise that a passport is a valuable document and recommends that any passport lost should be reported at the earliest opportunity.