Written answers

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Department of Justice and Equality

Deportation Orders

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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180. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration will be given to a person (details supplied) who has left the jurisdiction and returned to their homeland prior to the issue of a deportation order and therefore left the jurisdiction voluntarily; if the order will now be set aside under joint spousal arrangements; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23237/20]

Photo of Helen McEnteeHelen McEntee (Meath East, Fine Gael)
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The person referred to is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 20 June 2002, and therefore has no entitlement to residency in the State.

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 9 November 2017.

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, such an application would require substantial grounds to be successful. To date, no such further representations have been received in this case, and consequently the Deportation Order remains valid and in place.

Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the Immigration Service Delivery 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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