348. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a determination and if she will entertain an appeals process for a person (details supplied in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7178/16]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): If the person whose details were supplied has made an application for asylum or subsidiary protection in the State, the Deputy will be aware that it is not the practice to comment on such applications until they have fully completed the protection process. This is in accordance with Section 19(1) of the Refugee Act, 1996 (as amended) which provides for the protection of the identity of protection applicants. Protection legislation also provides for the right of appeal at both the asylum and subsidiary protection stages of the process.