280. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a dispute between the IPO and GNIB is preventing registration of a number of persons granted permission to remain under the International Protection Act 2015; the steps he will take to ensure this matter is resolved; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41780/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am assured there is no dispute between the International Protection Office (IPO) and the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB).
The IPO, GNIB and the Policy Division of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department liase closely in relation to the granting, notification and registration of permissions to remain in the State.
Recently, the bodies have worked together to develop new processes for the granting of such permissions within a single procedure, under the International Protection Act 2015.
A new registration procedures paper sets out clearly the registration process and will assist Registration Offices throughout the country with registering these permissions. I am further informed that any temporary difficulties which may have arisen with the roll-out of the new process have been resolved. The requirements with regard to registration as set out in section 9(2) of the Immigration Act 2004 remain unchanged.