I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the person referred to by the Deputy is the subject of a Family Reunification application made on 26th November 2012.
The application was forwarded to the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC) as required under Section 18 of the Refugee Act 1996. On completion of the investigation by ORAC a report of the findings will be provided by the Commissioner to INIS and the application will be considered.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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 INIS is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.