146. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when a person (details supplied) who has been approved for naturalisation and has paid the fee for same will be invited to a citizenship ceremony; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18379/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person referred to by the Deputy was invited to attend a citizenship ceremony which took place on 26 November 2018 in The Killarney Convention Centre, Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry but failed to attend.
The person concerned is now due to be invited to attend the next citizenship ceremony which will take place on 29 April 2019 in The Killarney Convention Centre, Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry, and to receive her certificate of naturalisation there. That invitation is due to issue in the coming days.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of 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 from the INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.