Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (174)

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

174. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of passport applications received to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13232/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

From 1 January – 14 March, the Passport Service received over 198,000 applications in total, an increase of 7% on the same period last year.

The Passport Service is working hard to minimise the impact of high application volumes on turnaround times and continues to closely monitor the level of passport demand to ensure that all resources, including staffing, are effectively deployed.