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Listen: Dept. Says It Is Not Aware Of Anyone Who Has Missed A Flight Because Of Passport Processing Delays.

: 06/21/2018 - 12:22

The Department of Foreign Affairs says it's not aware of anyone who's missed their flight due to delays at the passport office.

However Kildare North TD,  Catherine Murphy, says she's heard of one person who missed a family wedding because their application wasn't processed on time.

22 thousand applications have taken up to 8 weeks to be processed - with some of the blame being placed on first time applications and stolen passports.

But speaking at the Public Accounts Committee, Secretary General of the DFA Niall Burgess, says he hasn't heard of anyone missing a flight:

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