Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (60)

John Curran

Ceist:

60. Deputy John Curran asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of passport applications processed through the passport office in each of the years 2015 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20791/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

The number of passports applications processed by the Passport Service in each of the years requested is as follows:

Year Number of passport applications

2015

679,944

2016

750,833

2017

789,701

Jan 1 to April 30 2018

358,572

The figure given for the period covered in 2018 represents a 9% increase on the same period last year.