Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Justice and Equality

Deportation Orders Re-examination

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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345. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will review the decision to deport in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3047/20]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois-Offaly, Fine Gael)
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I can inform the Deputy that the position remains as advised in my response to question number 300 of 9 July 2019.

The person referred to is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 21 July 2009 and therefore has no entitlement to residency in the State. This Order requires the person to remove themselves from the State and remain outside the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Order is a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

Representations were received on behalf of the person concerned, pursuant to Section 3 (11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), to revoke the Deportation Order. Following the consideration of those representations, a decision was taken that the Deportation Order should be affirmed and this decision was communicated to the person concerned by registered post dated 12 October 2018.

It is open to the person concerned to submit further representations requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked, pursuant to Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). However, I wish to make clear that such an application would require substantial grounds to be successful. To date, no such further representations have been received in this 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 from my Department is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.


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