Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (75)

John Deasy


69 Mr. Deasy asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will be appealing the recent judgment of the High Court as it relates to the expiration of visas of legal immigrants; and if he will introducing new legislation to address the High Court ruling. [2511/04]

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

It is intended to appeal the High Court decision of 22 January to which the Deputy's question refers.

The Immigration Bill 2004 was published this morning and is expected to be before Seanad Éireann tomorrow. I will be asking that House, and in due course this House, to deal with the Bill as a matter of great urgency.