I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was granted permission to remain in the State for one year in 2000 under the arrangements then in place for the non-EEA national parents of Irish born children. This permission was renewed subsequently until 1st September 2008, the expiry date on the passport of the person concerned. Following a review of her case by the relevant officials in INIS, her permission was subsequently renewed in 2013, and is currently valid until 11th February, 2015.
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.