Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (754)

Paul Connaughton


876 Mr. Connaughton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the reasons persons (details supplied) have been refused visas for entry into Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1485/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

The visa applications referred to by the Deputy were refused because the visa section of my Department could not ascertain the immigration status of the reference in Ireland. It is open to the applicants to appeal against the refusal of the visa applications by writing to the visa appeals officer in my Department, enclosing additional supporting documentation.