Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (218)

Bernard Durkan


218. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reconsidered; the reason for revoking the set aside at this time, if the case can receive meritorious consideration given that they are in this jurisdiction for more than eleven years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26258/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The case of the person concerned was recently considered under Section 3(6) of the Immigration Act, 1999 (as amended), the result of which is that the individual is the subject of a Deportation Order, which was signed on 24 February 2020. Notification of the Order was issued by registered post to the individual and their Solicitor on 19 August 2020. The person concerned was requested to present to the Garda National Immigration Bureau on 19 September 2020, and failed to do so.

The effect of a Deportation Order is that the person named on the Order is legally obliged to leave the State and to remain outside of the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Order is an operational matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

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.