Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Justice and Equality

Residency Permits

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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420. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the residency status in the case of a person (details supplied), who has two dependent children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3776/20]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois-Offaly, Fine Gael)
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The person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order, signed on 20 February 2019, requiring them to remove themselves from the State and to remain outside the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Order is a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

However, representations have since been received on behalf of the person concerned, requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). This request will be considered as soon as possible and the decision to either "affirm" or "revoke" the existing Deportation Order will be communicated to the person concerned in writing. In the meantime, the Deportation Order remains valid and in place.

It is not possible to provide a definitive time-frame within which a particular application will be decided. The person referred to can be assured that there will be no avoidable delay in having their case brought to finality.

Queries in relation to the status of individual 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.


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