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Passport Backlog Can be Cleared ‘In Weeks,’ Says Coveney

Passport Backlog Can be Cleared ‘In Weeks,’ Says Coveney

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he expects the backlog of passport applications, estimated at 89,000, can be cleared within a number of weeks. Passport production is set to be deemed an essential service under new plans to be brought to Cabinet on Thursday morning by Mr Coveney, as part of the roadmap for reopening.

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Fionn Davenport is the editor-in-chief of the ITTN group, including ITTN and ITTN Ireland. He's one of Ireland's best-known travel journalists and writers, with nearly 30 years' experience writing guidebooks for Lonely Planet and others.

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