Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (2)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

2. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence if he has liaised with officials in the Department of Defence regarding a person (details supplied) and efforts to return them here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34778/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The matter referred to by the Deputy is complex and primarily a consular issue. I understand that consular assistance is provided to all Irish citizens abroad when requested and I have instructed my officials to provide all appropriate support to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade who are the lead State Department in that regard.