Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Questions (101)

Niall Collins

Question:

101. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if the case of persons (details supplied) will be examined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14468/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I am advised by Passport Service staff that the passports in question are valid and in date.

Passports are internationally recognised travel documents which attest to the identity and nationality of the bearer. The Passport Service, within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is responsible for the issuance of passports to Irish citizens and for the maintenance of the security and integrity of the Irish passport. Immigration or administrative requirements for entry into other States, including what documentation is acceptable for those purposes, are not matters that are within the competence of my Department.