Major excitement - my Irish Passport application is now at Stage 5 of 6.
Status: Received on 13/07/2016
Application No. XXXXXXXXXX is at Stage 5 of 6: Your Passport has been Printed.
Your Passport has been printed. The production and posting stage takes about 2 working days.
So what happened to stage 4 - apparently I blinked and I missed it :). I checked at lunchtime and it was still at Stage 3, when I checked at 5pm it was at Stage 5. The website does say "stages 3-6 tend to happen in quick succession at the end of the process."
Very excited about this as it says that passport has been printed. Presumably this means that I am now an Irish citizen. Awesome :D
Previous update: Brexit Day 60: Irish Passport Application now at Stage 3 of 6