The Irish state is refusing to issue new birth certificates to transgender people

An Irish Government-sponsored Web site certificate service can send any user an official long form birth, death or marriage certificate from the Republic of Ireland to anywhere the world in one to two working days.

This site could be of huge value to people who moved to Ireland and had children there, or got married while in Ireland and have since returned to their own country.

As such certificates are often needed for many procedures, such as buying property, applying to a school or getting a divorce, the availability of an online service will benefit those no longer living in Ireland.

Also, if a family needs to acquire the death certificate of someone who passed away in Ireland, this service can cater to those needs.

The online service will also help people avoid spinning around in bureaucratic circles and wasting time waiting for certificates for time sensitive issues.

For more information on the certificate service and how to avail of it, visit www.birthsdeathsmarriages.ie.