Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (697)

Bernard Durkan


697. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if the personal handwritten letter sent to the relevant section of his Department by a person (details supplied) has been received by the relevant section of his Department on 2 April 2019; if the contents have been considered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36606/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed that the person referred to by the Deputy is the subject of a Deportation Order signed on 29 September 2017.  This Order requires the person to remove themselves from the State and remain outside the State.  The enforcement of the Deportation Order is a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau. 

As previously advised, representations were received by the Immigration Service of my Department from the person concerned.  The representations, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), requested that the Deportation Order be revoked and included information from the person concerned regarding her marriage.  Following the detailed consideration of the information submitted in support of the request, the Deportation Order was affirmed and the person concerned was notified of this by letter dated 27 November 2018. 

There is no outstanding correspondence or application on file for this person. However, it is open to the person concerned to submit any new correspondence, or to re-submit earlier correspondence, which they wish to have considered. 

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.