Thursday, 12 December 2019

Ceisteanna (127)

Bernard Durkan


127. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a review of the decision to deport will be undertaken in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52528/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Justice)

I must inform the Deputy that, under section 47(5) of the International Protection Act 2015 (the 2015 Act), I refused to give the person concerned a refugee or subsidiary protection declaration. Where a person is refused at all stages of the process, and they have no other basis to remain in the State, the making of a Deportation Order is an inevitable consequence.

That decision was based on a recommendation I received from the International Protection Office, a recommendation which was not appealed to the International Protection Appeals Tribunal within the statutory time-frame.

Following my refusal decision, the person concerned had a short window of opportunity within which to exercise the option to return voluntarily to their country of origin and once that option was not exercised, and the relevant person had no other basis to remain in the State, section 51 of the 2015 Act provides that, subject to a refoulement consideration, the Minister shall make a Deportation Order in respect of such a person.

I am satisfied that the case of the person concerned has been appropriately considered at all stages of the process and, as such, I see no justification for a review of that case.

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