On Wednesday evening, I asked a friend with a fax machine (yep, one of those ancient-technology things that most of us deemed obsolete and chucked in the bin some years ago) to send an application for a birth certificate to the General Register Office at Roscommon.
Much to my delight, the research copy certificate plopped into my Inbox at 9:50 this morning. That's a 24-hour turnaround, give or take, and I'd call that an excellent service.
It's even more impressive when you consider that the GRO had a 10- to 14- day backlog in August.
Well done to staff at the GRO.