Campbell calls for Irish Passport office for the north
Published: 2 January, 2017
West Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor hosting Irish Passport Workshop earlier in the year
West Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Glenn Campbell has supported calls for the establishment of an Irish Passport office in the North of Ireland.
Cllr Campbell was speaking after it was revealed that record-breaking 740,000 Irish Passports were issued in 2016. Around 65,000 of the Irish passports were issued to people in the north of Ireland.
Asking that this issue be prioritised in 2017, Cllr Campbell said, "There shoud be an Irish Passport office in the North. This should be a priority in 2017, to cope with the growing demand.
Commenting on a recent Irish Passport workshop in the Omagh Sinn Féin office, Cllr Campbell continued,
"I recently ran an Irish Passport workshop at our Omagh office. A huge number of people during, and since, the workshop have contacted myself and our office seeking assistance with their Irish Passport applications.
Concluding, Cllr Campbell said,
"The delivery of an Irish Passport office is long overdue and the demand has grown since the EU referendum. I will be contacting the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin to reiterate Sinn Féin's support for the establishment of a passport office in the North."