Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Ceisteanna (743)

Fergus O'Dowd

Ceist:

865 Mr. O'Dowd asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position regarding the application for citizenship for a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [1407/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform)

An application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person referred to by the Deputy was received in the citizenship section of my Department on 28 August 2002. The average processing time for applications for naturalisation is approximately 15 to 18 months at present. It is likely that the application of the person concerned will be finalised in the next few months. As soon as I have reached a decision on the matter I will inform both the applicant and the Deputy of the outcome.