Surge in Northern Ireland applications for Irish passports
Kennedy Centre Post Office in Belfast has reported a phenomenal hike in passport applications over the past few years.
The Post Office, which provides a check and send service to those applying for the Irish passport revealed to the Andersonstown News that over 4,000 people a year are availing of the service.
Since the ‘Accept and Send’ service was introduced to Northern Ireland Post Office outlets in 2007, 149,800 have applied for an Irish passport.
Of Kennedy Centre’s 4,500 annual passport applications, 4,000 are for Irish passports.
This continuous increase in Irish passport applications is expected to rise even more across the entire community as it was revealed recently that Irish passport holders in Northern Ireland are exempt from paying fees in Scottish universities.