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271. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current and expected residency status and eligibility for naturalisation of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6318/16]

272. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality to provide a copy of an application made in 2009 to the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6319/16]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I propose to take Questions Nos. 271 and 272 together.
I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the records indicate that the person referred to by the Deputy was presented with a Certificate of Naturalisation at a Citizenship Ceremony held at the Convention Centre, Dublin on 14 December 2015.
There is no record of an application for a certificate of naturalisation made in 2009 by the person referred to by the Deputy. Requests for records held by the Department should be made under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
The Deputy may wish to note that queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to INIS by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been established specifically 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 INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.