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  • Can an Irish passport save the day?

    Monday, May 11th, 2009

    Today’s Irishman’s Diary in the Irish Times offers a fresh take on the utility of an Irish passport, with Tom Clonan’s surprising story of what happens when an Irishman, a Saudi, an Iranian and an American go for a walk on a bustling day in Istanbul.

    Read the story on the Irish Times website.

    First Passport Appeals Officer appointed

    Monday, February 23rd, 2009

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs has appointed Ireland’s first Passport Appeals Officer. The office was established by the Passports Act 2008, which gave those who had been refused a passport or had their passports cancelled the right to appeal.

    The appointee is a former officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Hugh Swift. He has served in Irish embassies in three continents in his forty-year career. His appointment will last for a three-year period.

    Read the press release on the Department of Foreign Affairs website.