Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ceisteanna (61)

Willie O'Dea


61. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade when sections 14(8) and 14(9) of the Passport Act 2008 will come into effect; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21497/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

Sections 14(8) and 14(9) of the Passports Act 2008 have not yet been commenced.

These Sections of the Passports Act, if commenced, would provide that guardians’ consent to the issuing of a passport would be considered to be enduring for the child up to the age of 18. The commencement of these provisions, including required technology updates, are under active consideration as part of the passport reform programme which will run until the end of 2018.