Source: The Irish Times
Public Services Card will be required for passport and drivers licence applicants
Privacy campaigners have expressed concern that a plan by the Government to make all citizens applying for a passport and a driving licence first obtain a State-issued public services card represents the introduction of a “national ID card by stealth”.
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe confirmed that all passport applicants will be required to have a Public Services Card (PSC) from the autumn, although he insisted it “is not and will not be” compulsory for citizens to get the card.
The Road Safety Authority confirmed that all applicants for driving licences will be required to have the card from early…
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