In addition a new passport appointment system is being introduced from April 28 for three-10 day renewals in the Passport Offices in Dublin and Cork. You can book a guaranteed time slot online and save time queuing. All other less urgent renewals are urged to use the Passport Express service from the Post Office, the fastest and cheapest way to renew and costs €80. Passports issued by appointment within one – five days will cost €95 plus the emergency fee of €55.
Customer focus at the Passport Office will also include a new Twitter service where you can ask questions about passports on @Passport IRL. People are also encouraged to use the Passport Renewal Reminder service, which sends an email three months in advance of the expiration, see eforms.gov.ie/en/reminder/passport/
The emergency service will continue to operate for really urgent cases and can be contacted on (01) 6711633.