293. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for stamp 4 status by a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6460/16]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the application of the person in question is currently receiving attention and a decision will issue in the coming weeks.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS 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 .