The turnaround time is longer for first-time applicants and for those applying from outside of Ireland

Warning over high demand for passports

05 May People intending to travel abroad this summer have been warned to check their passports, with demand for passports high at present, with the trend likely to continue.

Part of the recycling facility in Wicklow remains sealed off

Baby's mother urged to seek medical attention

05 May The findings of a post-mortem examination carried out on the body of a baby girl found at a recycling plant in Co Wicklow, suggest she was born some weeks earlier than initially thought.