I am informed by officials in the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, INIS, that the person referred to by the Deputy made an application for a permanent residence card to the EU treaty rights unit on 5 April, 2013. This application is currently under consideration and a decision will issue in the matter shortly.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS 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 from the INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.