Irish passport holders can now renew online

Irish Passport renewals now live online
Irish Passport renewals now live online

Irish Citizens who are over 18, and have held an Irish Passport can now apply for their Passport Book and/or Passport Card online.

You will need a digital photo, but more information on how to do this is available online.

The service said: "If you have already applied through Passport Express or your Irish Embassy/Consulate you cannot apply online as this will delay both applications."

Mid Ulster SDLP councillor Malachy Quinn has commended the move.

He said: "Great news the Department of Foreign Affairs has introduced a new online system for renewing your Irish passport.

"It's a quick and convenient system at the following link:

"Also anyone applying for a NEW passport or for a juvenile (one) still need to use the paper Passport Express Service and I am always happy to witness passports just send me a private message or email"