The Deputy will be aware that the HSE is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of civil registration services.
My Department, through the General Register Office, has made enquiries with the HSE who have advised that there are no backlogs in registering births with the exception of the Eastern Registration Areas. The HSE have advised that the time taken to register a birth in the Eastern area is approximately 6 weeks.
I am advised that the HSE will be providing the Deputy with information on processing times, by county, for issuing first time birth certificates.
I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.