Written Answers. - Citizenship Applications.

Question:

87 Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the status of two applications (details supplied) for Irish citizenship; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19870/98]

The applications referred to by the Deputy are currently being processed under the relevant statutory provisions. I am informed that they are due to be submitted to me for a decision in the very near future.

I will write direct to the Deputy and the applicants as soon as I have made a decision on the matter.