Written answers

Wednesday, 4 October 2006

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Visa Applications

9:00 pm

Photo of Seán HaugheySeán Haughey (Dublin North Central, Fianna Fail)
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Question 235: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will allow a person (details supplied) to remain in the State on humanitarian grounds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31157/06]

Photo of Michael McDowellMichael McDowell (Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform; Tánaiste; Dublin South East, Progressive Democrats)
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I have been informed by officials in my Department that there is no record of the person in question having made an application for asylum. However, an application for Family Reunification on behalf of the person in question was made, by his sister, in April 2004 and this was refused in November 2004. This decision was then reviewed and upheld in December 2004. The sister of the person in question made a fresh application for Family Reunification in June 2006. This application will be considered by my Department and a decision will issue in due course.

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