I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that they are not in receipt of any application from the person in question to upgrade their residency status. In the circumstances, I would suggest that the person make an application and give full details of their current circumstances in the State to enable a decision to be made in their 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 long awaited