The Online Passport Application Service is Now Live

March 30th 2017 marked the introduction of the Online Passport Application Service (OPAS), the first service of its kind, allowing adults to renew their passports online wherever they are in the world. This service will revolutionise the traditional Irish passport service, allowing citizens over the age of 18 renewing their passport, to access the service…

Irish Passport Card is recognised for outstanding achievement by winning a coveted Best ID Document award.

Reconnaissance, the organisers of High Security Printing Europe, revealed the winners of the Regional ID Document of the Year 2016 at a special ceremony during the conference in Bucharest, Romania on 15 March 2016. The award aims to promote the best in security printing, system infrastructure and implementation of a government passport, identity or other…

Absolute and the New Irish Passport Card

Minister Charles Flanagan releases the New Irish Passport card pictured here, left to right; Mark Gaffney – Purple Pod, Andy Clarkin – Absolute Graphics, Minister Charles Flanagan, Wil Byrne – Absolute Graphics, David O’Connor – DLRS. Absolute were tasked along side DLRS and HID Global Ireland Teoranta with the design and production of the new…

Absolute feature in The Vault magazine

Absolute are very proud to be featured in an article in The Vault magazine, titled ‘Security Meets Innovation’. The article focuses on the work we did on the Irish passport and the incredible journey we undertook to achieve the finished product that has now been issued to thousands of Irish citizens. You can read the…

International Award for Passport Design

A consortium of Irish led companies wins the Regional ID Document of the Year 2014. The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, T.D., congratulated the consurtium which included DLRS of Bray, HID Ireland of Baile na hAbhainn, Absolute Graphics and the Central Bank. The award was presented at the High Security…