Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (117)

Bernard Durkan


117. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a matter will be clarified in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4921/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I am advised by officials in the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service that arising from an administrative error, correspondence issued to the person referred by the Deputy in respect of their application under the Irish Humanitarian Admissions Programme (IHAP) inadvertently included an incorrect name in the addressing of the correspondence.

Nothwithstanding the error in the name line on the letter, the content of the letter correctly referred to the application submitted by the person referred to by the Deputy and their nominated beneficiaries under the IHAP Scheme. Arrangements are being made for an amended letter to be issued as a matter of urgency.

I wish to advise the Deputy that INIS will take all necessary steps to ensure that the administrative errors identified are rectified as a matter of urgency.

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.