Mc Hugh welcomes passport office proposal

Proposals for a passport office in the Northwest have been welcomed by Donegal North East Deputy JoeMcHugh.

There's a current backlog of 62-thousand passports waiting to be processed in the passport offices in Dublin and Cork.

It now takes up to 8 weeks to get a passport by ordinary post, or more than a month to recieve one through the express service.

Deputy McHugh says he spoke to one woman from Inishowen who had to go on a 320 mile round trip to check the status of her passport................

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