Still waiting for Tammany Hall passport review

Last February the Department of Foreign Affairs began a review of the special passport scheme operated by TDs.

All TDs, Senators and political parties were to be asked their opinion on the usefulness of the scheme. The minister would then consider these views and make a decision. Five months later and we’re still waiting for a decision.

Throughout the review I have been in regular contact with staff from DFA but that all ended a few days ago, the curtain has come down. My regular contact hasn’t been available and the Press Office says they have no information on the review and cannot say when or if it will be published.

Perhaps the politicians have forgotten about the review as they excitedly pack up for their very long summer holidays, perhaps it will be published in late September when they come back, perhaps not.

In any case, We’ll keep on enquiring.