Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (98)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire

Question:

98. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the case of a person (details supplied); if contact has been made to the relevant embassies; and if a multi-agency delegation will be sent to Saudi Arabia in order to make contact with the person to offer assistance. [46135/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

I am aware of this case, which is very complex and sensitive.

My Department has been in ongoing contact with the family of the citizen, and has provided wide-ranging consular assistance, since the case was first brought to our attention. Our Embassy in Riyadh has had extensive engagement with the local authorities regarding the welfare of the citizen, and will continue to do so. My Department will continue to provide all possible and appropriate consular assistance in relation to this difficult situation.

As with all consular cases, it would not be appropriate for me to comment on the details of this case.