The person referred to by the Deputy was admitted to the State in December 2001 as a programme refugee. His wife arrived in the State in 2003. I can confirm that the visa applications in relation to his wife's family have been received in my Department. She has been requested to provide further documentation and information in support of the applications and on receipt of same a decision will be reached.
An application for a certificate of naturalisation was received in July 2003 from the person referred to by the Deputy. That application is in the final stages of processing and will be submitted to me for a decision in the coming weeks. I will advise the Deputy and person concerned as soon as I have reached a decision in the matter.