Thursday, 28 April 2005
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
An application was received in my Department on 30 March 2005 from the person concerned seeking permission to remain in the State on the basis of her parentage of an Irish born child under the revised arrangements announced by me on 15 January 2005.
The passport from the person concerned was submitted with her application and will be returned to her by registered post shortly. Applications are being dealt with as expeditiously as possible and, in so far as is possible, in order of receipt. Given the number of applications being processed, it is expected that the processing of the applications from the person concerned will be completed within the next few weeks.