Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (175)

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

175. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of passport applications received from Britain and Northern Ireland in each of the years 2012 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13233/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

Tracking of passport applications is in general carried out against channel of application rather than by other metrics, including country of origin. Bearing this in mind, the following general breakdown of applications will give the available detail on numbers of passport applications received from Northern Ireland and Great Britain for 2012 to 2017 and in 2018 to date:

Year

Northern Ireland

Great Britain

2012

41,124

45,646

2013

44,122

42,441

2014

48,475

43,449

2015

53,715

46,229

2016

67,582

63,453

2017*

82,274

80,752

2018**

21,022

21,873

*Adjusted end of year figure takes in to account returns (applications that have been resubmitted to the Passport Service) and represents settled figures for end of year.

**1 Jan. – 14 Mar. 2018 only