Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (693)

Bernard Durkan


693. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will consider setting aside the deportation order in the case of a person (details supplied); if he will use his discretion to set aside the deportation order affirmed 11 years ago on the basis that time and circumstances are completely different from those prevailing before the decision to deport or affirmation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36598/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am advised by the Immigration Service of my Department that the person concerned is subject to a Deportation order. Representations have been received on behalf of the person concerned requesting that the deportation order be revoked, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). 

This request will be considered as soon as possible.  A decision will then be made to either "affirm" or "revoke" the existing deportation order.  This decision will be communicated in writing.  In the meantime, the deportation order remains valid and in place.

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.