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Sinn Féin urges Senior Citizens to claim their free Irish passport

19 January, 2006

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA, Philip McGuigan, has called on senior citizens in North Antrim to avail of the FREE Irish Passport Scheme that has now been introduced for everybody over the age of 65.

Mr McGuigan said:

"The Sinn Féin Office in Dunloy is constantly dealing with Irish passport queries in the wake of 2 recent positive developments. The first was when the local post offices in North Antrim (Ballymena & Ballymoney ) introduced a service to process passport forms through their offices. The public can now avail of a fast-track service that will ensure that they get their Irish Passport within a matter of weeks.

"The second was the introduction of free passports for ALL Irish citizens over the age of 65, which was brought in by the Irish Government last year. I would urge all senior citizens to avail of this great offer. Passport forms and advice on how to fill them in is available at the North Antrim Sinn Féin Office in Dunloy (Tel: 028 276 57198)." ENDS

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