DLRS Win Prestigious International High Security Design Award

The New Irish Passport wins prestigious International High Security design award

DLRS are delighted to announce that we have won  the Regional ID Document of the Year 2014 Award. It was presented at the High Security Printing Conference in Milan on Tuesday evening February 18th, and recognises outstanding achievement in the design and printing of identity documents in Europe. In presenting the award the conference organisers recognised the pioneering use of many new high security printing technologies and techniques by the Irish consortium led by DLRS.

Pic of Award

The award was accepted by Fiona Penollar of the Irish Passport Office and Joseph Callaghan and Wil Byrne of DLRS.

We have received excellent media coverage and praise from many quarters.
Mr Liam O’Mahony, Chairman, Smurfit Kappa plc sent a message to Tom O’Mahony DLRS’ Managing Director “Congratulations to you and the team on winning the award for the passport – totally deserved, well done!”

An Tánaiste ( Irish Deputy Prime Minister), Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Eamon Gilmore TD said in a Press release from Government Buildings in Dublin

“I would like to congratulate the companies involved in winning this international award. They combined innovative use of modern security measures with images of Irish culture and landscapes in a book that has been well received by Irish citizens around the world. Today the international security printing industry also recognises this achievement.
“I am particularly pleased that the work was undertaken by a group of young energetic Irish designers with a passion to deliver a world class product. This award proves Irish companies are competing against the best and winning on the global stage.”


The passport book was designed and produced in Ireland by a consortium led by DLRS of Bray, HID Ireland of Baile na hAbhainn, Absolute Graphics of Bray, and the Central Bank on foot of a competitive tender process. DLRS are delighted to have won this award. This award illustrates DLRS’ ability to compete on a world stage creatively and competitively .If you would like to discuss this project or any other services DLRS can offer please feel free to contact us.