Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (130)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

130. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of passports issued by office location outside Ireland in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29218/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

Irish citizens living overseas can submit their passport application via Ireland's network of Embassies and Consulates overseas. The following table outlines the number of passport applications made via each Embassy or Consulate for the years requested. Many Irish Embassies have accreditation for other countries and provide passport services for Irish citizens for more than one country.

The figures cited do not include passports issued to Irish citizens residing overseas who applied for their passports through the Online Passport Renewal Service. The Online Passport Renewal Service was launched in March 2017 and allows citizens residing anywhere in the world to submit their passport renewal application online.

Mission

2016

2017

2018

2019*

ABU DHABI

1,667

1,449

1,101

329

ABUJA

268

265

264

45

ADDIS ABABA

18

20

17

4

ANKARA

112

96

82

23

ATHENS

169

118

107

52

AUCKLAND

2,254

1,814

1,258

570

BANGKOK

411

294

277

124

BEIJING

193

169

139

34

BERLIN

1,959

1,548

1,039

522

BERNE

941

762

525

197

BOSTON

2,027

1,597

1,404

509

BRASILIA

131

128

86

30

BRATISLAVA

25

26

23

22

BRUSSELS

813

596

417

172

BUCHAREST

95

54

53

17

BUDAPEST

72

60

38

15

BUENOS AIRES

168

188

99

45

CAIRO

140

158

121

34

CANBERRA

6,828

5,002

3,653

1,269

CHICAGO

1,126

2,046

1,597

679

COPENHAGEN

232

232

123

80

DAR ES SALAAM

42

35

14

8

HANOI

131

115

68

32

HELSINKI

102

70

56

28

HONG KONG

548

574

450

171

JAKARTA

68

70

56

13

KAMPALA

43

31

19

7

KUALA LUMPUR

174

147

110

39

LILONGWE

14

30

17

LISBON

155

153

158

69

LONDON

63,452

65,678

14,254

6,441

LJUBLJANA

55

35

20

5

LUSAKA

97

89

66

18

LUXEMBOURG

325

246

196

82

MADRID

1,662

1,480

1,086

612

MAPUTO

39

35

13

3

MEXICO

180

158

78

26

MOSCOW

94

92

74

25

NAIROBI

0

0

151

44

NEW DELHI

153

124

140

43

NEW YORK

7,032

6,297

4,182

1,861

NICOSIA

137

134

88

35

OSLO

182

125

75

50

OTTAWA

3,346

2,754

2,114

692

PARIS

2,205

1,985

1,170

773

PRAGUE

121

110

99

49

PRETORIA

3,207

2,969

1,792

609

RIGA

17

14

7

10

RIYADH

451

424

306

118

ROME

524

403

272

113

SAN FRANCISCO

4,331

4,220

2,744

1,057

SEOUL

97

65

52

14

SHANGHAI

114

113

91

19

SINGAPORE

539

496

413

123

SOFIA

31

43

30

17

STOCKHOLM

324

227

157

92

SYDNEY

3,850

2,982

1,857

676

TALLIN

11

9

8

5

TEL AVIV

229

152

162

56

THE HAGUE

928

663

496

290

TOKYO

185

137

71

39

VALETTA

127

100

69

37

VIENNA

294

220

169

56

VILNIUS

32

31

34

6

WARSAW

119

156

123

86

WASHINGTON

1,117

1,013

627

264

* to June 30 2019.