Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (241)

Michael Healy-Rae


241. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51180/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy will appreciate, due to a large volume of applicants for naturalisation the Citizenship Ceremony which took place on 9 December, reached its full capacity in a short timeframe. However, the person referred to by the Deputy will be invited to the next available ceremony. While a date for this has yet to be confirmed it will be published on my Department's website (www.irishimmigration.ie/citizenship) as soon as a date is announced.

I can also inform the Deputy that my Department has offered to return the certificate of registration (GNIB card) to the person in order to enable her to travel if required before the next ceremony.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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.