Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
87. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade if correspondence from a person (details supplied) has been reviewed; if so, the reason no reply has issued; when a response will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9045/19]
I refer the Deputy to the responses to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 80 of 30 January 2019, 61 of 6 February 2019 and 84 of 20 February 2019, which relate to this matter. I understand that there was communication from my Department to the Deputy on this matter on 21 February.
The candidate's application has been referred to an Appeals Panel for review. The Panel is nearing completion of its deliberations, following which all appellants will be contacted.
My Department wrote to the individual in question on 18 February 2019 on the question of allowing a possible reasonable accommodation for disability at appeal stage. Consideration of this request, including the procurement of the necessary legal advices, delayed finalisation of the Appeals Panel's deliberations.