DPC Statement on Matters Pertaining to the Public Services Card

As the Data Protection Commission ('DPC') have stated the use of the Public Services Card ('PSC') for anything other than social welfare does not have any legal basis applicants for passports and citizenship in Ireland cannot be compelled to provide one. The Department (of Social Protection) are reviewing the DPC report and will respond. Until we see a Government response I do not believe applicants for passports or citizenship should feel they must supply the PSC card as pa

Irish Passport now one of the World's Most Powerful

As the Irish Times reports https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/irish-passport-among-most-powerful-in-the-world-1.3945201 Irish Passport is now one of the most powerful in the World. This means that holders of this passport are visa free in many countries. Irish Passport applications ordinarily take 6 weeks to process for a First Time Application but can take longer in busier periods. Talk to me if you need assistance with applying or you have a query about your or you