Thursday, 24 September 2015

Questions (117)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

117. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in determining an application for regularisation of residency by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32508/15]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was initially granted temporary permission to remain in the State for one year in 2000. I understand that the permission was renewed subsequently, with the current permission to remain due to expire on 22 November, 2016.

The Deputy will be aware that 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.