Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (134)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

134. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if information sought by Parliamentary Question No. 145 of 10 October 2019 in the case of a person (details supplied) can be made available through freedom of information notwithstanding the privacy of a parliamentary question; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52535/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I can inform the Deputy that it would be open to the person concerned to submit a Freedom of Information request to my Department, marked for the attention of the FOI Unit and addressed to the Department of Justice and Equality, 51 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2. A request can also be submitted by email to foi@justice.ie.

Any such request must come directly from the person concerned and not on their behalf.

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.