I propose to take Questions Nos. 589 and 695 together.
I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that the personal information provided by the Deputy is not sufficient to establish the correct identity of the individual concerned in order to provide a response on the matter.
As the Deputy will be aware, queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the Immigration Service 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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited. If further information is available to the Deputy to help the Immigration Service to identify the individual concerned, they would be happy to follow up.
Work permit applications are a matter for the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation. I understand that the Deputy has also addressed his query to that Department for their appropriate response.