Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (178)

Willie Penrose

Question:

175 Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the reason an application submitted by a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath seeking permission to remain in the State, has been refused. [27724/04]

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

I refer the Deputy to my response to Question No. 176 of 21 October 2004 in relation to the applicant in question. As I stated in that reply, the person in question made an application for family reunification in November 2003 and she was subsequently informed that she did not qualify for this. The immigration division of my Department wrote to the person concerned on 19 October 2004 to ascertain if she has any other basis for seeking permission to remain in the State. A response was received on 2 November confirming this to be the case. Further information has now been requested from the person in question to enable the Department to make a decision on this new application.