I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the name of the person referred to by the Deputy does not match the reference number supplied. As it is not possible to correctly identify the person to whom the Deputy is referring, I cannot provide the information sought at this time. However, if the Deputy wishes to clarify the identity of the person concerned and resubmit his Question, I will provide a substantive reply.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department 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.