Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (159)

Clare Daly

Question:

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.