Thursday, 21 July 2016

Ceisteanna (68)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

68. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if her Department has received representations seeking the revocation of a deportation order in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24006/16]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 25 May 2011. The claimed nationality of the person concerned referred to by the Deputy was subsequently found to be false.

Representations were received from the person's legal representative, to request the Minister to use her discretion, pursuant to Section 3 (11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), to revoke the Deportation Order. The Deputy might wish to note that any such decision will be to 'affirm' or to 'revoke' the existing Deportation Order. In the mean-time, the Deportation Order remains valid and in place.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS 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 from the INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.