Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (438)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

438. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current position regarding determination of eligibility for asylum/refugee status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30055/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

Applications for refugee status in the State are determined by an independent process comprising the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner and the Refugee Appeals Tribunal which make recommendations to the Minister on whether such status should be granted. If an application for asylum has been made by the person concerned, the Deputy will be aware that it is not the practice to comment on applications which have not completed this process. All applications for refugee status are considered on their individual merits on a case by case basis having regard to the subjective and objective elements of the claim.