23/01/2008

Department Launches Consular Services For Travellers

The Department of Foreign Affairs is unveiling initiatives to improve consular services for Irish people travelling abroad today.

Dermot Ahern, Minister for Foreign Affairs, will launch the consular services charter 'Travel Safely, Slán Abhaile' and an online system for any Irish citizens travelling further than the UK to register their details in case of an emergency.

The consular services charter includes details of services provided both at home and overseas, with a range of Irish embassies and consulates abroad listed.

The online registration system will be available at: www.dfa.ie.

(KMcA)


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