Strike to hit passport services

Strike to hit passport services

Passport offices in Dublin and Cork will be hit by industrial action today.

Anyone who has already arranged to collect their passport must do so by 1pm this afternoon.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that the public counters in Cork and Dublin will not be operating normally today.

It comes as staff escalate their campaign against cuts in public service pay.

The action has already affected the phone services.

It won't be possible for the offices to accept further passport applications for collection before 2.30pm on Monday - applications or deliveries made by mail or through the Passport Express Service are not affected.

The Department said it cannot guarantee the turnaround time for its passport services and is apologising for the inconvenience.

More in this Section

Funeral of Noah Donohue to take place in Belfast todayFuneral of Noah Donohue to take place in Belfast today

CAO closes change of mind option todayCAO closes change of mind option today

Clarity expected from government on international travelClarity expected from government on international travel

Geography will be key to coalition government's junior-minister appointmentsGeography will be key to coalition government's junior-minister appointments


Lifestyle

It is the fourth of May, 2007. I am coming home from work, tired and scrolling through images of Trapani, Sicily - our holiday destination in a few weeks. Nothing remarkable about the journey, until I read the story of a missing girl in Praia De Luz, Portugal.Learning Points: Give Madeleine McCann's family the space to put their lives back together

More From The Irish Examiner