Calls for Irish passport office in Northern Ireland

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Community, Politics
Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has backed calls from Seanadóir Niall Ó Donnghaile for an Irish passport office in the north. passport irishThe Armagh MLA was speaking after Seanadóir Donnghaile secured a Seanad discussion on the need for a Passport Office to be located in the north. Boylan said such a facility was needed. “The substantial existing demand for Irish Passports in the north has only increased following the result of the Brexit vote,” he said. “In the month of June there were 7045 applications from the north for Irish passports, an increase of 9.5%. “These figures are only set to rise further, which is why a Passport facility in the north makes practical sense.
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July 2016Boylan added, “Sinn Féin representatives will continue to engage with government officials north and south, community, business, and civic leaders from right across the north to ensure this facility can be realised in order to greater enfranchise people across Ireland and also to ease the burden on staff.”
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