914. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if an error made by her Department in the issuing of a refugee declaration can be rectified urgently in order that the nationality of a person (details supplied) can be correctly listed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14960/20]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Helen McEntee): Due to the restrictions in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the processing of identity change requests will be limited until further notice.
However, an official from my Department will contact the person concerned in the coming days to update her on her case.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.