Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (559)

Bernard Durkan


559. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress made to date in the determination of an application for permission to remain the State in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8407/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that an application from the person concerned for residence in the State on the sole basis of her marriage to an Irish national is currently under consideration.

Applications are dealt with in chronological order and I understand that INIS has recently issued a positive decision in this case.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpose. This service enables up-to-date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to seek information by way of the Parliamentary Questions process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in cases where the response from the INIS is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.