Thursday, 28 March 2019

Questions (45)

Seán Fleming

Question:

45. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of passport applications for each of the past 20 years from persons resident in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14572/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

The number of passport applications received from applicants who were resident in Northern Ireland at the time of application during the period 2006 to 2018 is detailed in the table below.

The Passport Service has provided the below figures from readily available data sets. Identifying the figures for the period prior to 2006 would require an extensive research process which was not possible to complete accurately during the time provided.

Passport applications received from Northern Ireland

Year

Applications

2018

84,855

2017

83,363

2016

68,270

2015

54,026

2014

48,475

2013

44,122

2012

41,124

2011

35,483

2010

39,047

2009

39,500

2008

40,150

2007

37,284

2006

31,998