Family historians may be in for a happy surprise when they next visit the General Register Office's Research Room in Werburgh Street, Dublin.
As of last week, the GRO has decided to increase the number of photocopies of certificates it will produce for those visiting researchers who have paid either the 'specific' or general search fee.
Instead of a maximum of five 'research copies' per day (€4 each), the researcher can now request a maximium of eight.
This isn't a set-in-stone revision. A member of staff told Irish Genealogy News they will operate the 8-copies 'rule' provided they can still deliver an efficient service. If they are too busy, the number you'll be able to get that day will be cut to five.