It is that time of year for making plans for holidays. Before you snap up that holiday deal, check your Passport to make sure it is in date.

Look before you book: Check that your and your family’s passports are in date before you book your trip abroad. If you need a new passport, you should apply at least 6 weeks before travelling, especially if a first time passport for a child.

If you are travelling in less than 3 weeks: Visit Make an appointment online to submit the application in person at the Passport offices in Dublin or Cork. Please note that the number of appointments available each week is limited.

If you require any further advice contact my Constituency office on (093) 26476 or email [email protected]