Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Ceisteanna (50)

Seamus Healy

Ceist:

50. Deputy Seamus Healy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the status of the case of a person (details supplied) with a view to a return to his or her family due to personal circumstances and declining health; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16874/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, through the Irish Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consular Assistance Unit in Dublin, has been providing extensive consular assistance to this citizen and his family since 2011.

The Government has been active in supporting this citizen's request to return to Ireland and my Department, through the Irish Embassy in Abu Dhabi, continues to engage with the local Foreign Ministry and other relevant local authorities on this matter.

Officials from the Irish Embassy in Abu Dhabi and my Department's Consular Assistance Unit remain available to provide this citizen and his family with all possible consular assistance.