Wednesday 8 May 2024

General Register Office of Ireland adjusts opening hours again

The General Register Office of Ireland's Public Search facility in Dublin has changed its opening hours again.

The office, which is located in Werburgh Street, to the west of Dublin Castle, is now open on Tuesdays only, from 9:30am to 4:30pm and will remain open over the lunch period.

It's true this is an improvement on the original post-pandemic timetable, which changed from week to week with little advance notice, required two-hour appointments and had a lunchtime kick out.

Oh, for the days, pre-lockdown, when the walk-in service operated a full five days a week.

The Monday–Friday email service is often extremely efficient, sometimes with turnaround within less than 24 hours. Sadly, such speed can't be relied upon. (In April, I waited for just under three weeks for a birth cert research copy.)