96. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if residency in the case of a person (details supplied) has been examined; if the bona fides of the case have been established; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10716/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was refused a residence card on 6 April 2017 as they were not in compliance with the provisions of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015.
I also understand that INIS received a request for a review of that decision on 15 May 2017. The Deputy will appreciate that review applications are dealt with in strict chronological order and there will be no avoidable delay in issuing a decision.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of 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 the INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.