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Written Answers - Irish Passports Statistics

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 58.  Deputy Paudie Coffey Information on Paudie Coffey Zoom on Paudie Coffey  asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore  the number of Irish passports that are in use around the globe; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3014/12]

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (Deputy Eamon Gilmore): Information on Eamon Gilmore Zoom on Eamon Gilmore The total number of valid Irish passports in circulation in Ireland and around the world is approximately 4.5m. Of this figure it is estimated that approximately 3.85m are held in Ireland, including Northern Ireland; 380,000 are held by Irish citizens resident in Great Britain; and 270,000 held by Irish citizens resident in other countries around the world.


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