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Lynch welcomes online renewals for Irish Passports

Published: 10 April, 2017

Sinn Féin MLA for Fermanagh South Tyrone, Seán Lynch, has welcomed the introduction of online renewal for Irish passports. Mr Lynch said,

"The Irish Passport Office have introduced online renewals for adult passport holders. This is great news and the process appears to be very straight forward and will significantly reduce the amount of time taken to renew passports.

"The process can also be used for lost, stolen or damaged passports.

"The Irish Passport Office have taken on 230 extra staff in the wake of Brexit and this extra step is undoubtedly to help to deal with the upsurge in applications.

"Sinn Féin have also been lobbying for an Irish passport office to be opened in the north due to this increased demand.

"The huge increase in Irish and therefore European passports indicates clearly that there should be special designated status for the North within the EU." - Ends/Críoch