115. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when it is expected all investigations in respect of issues relating to an application for the update of stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied) will be concluded and documentation returned as previously indicated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38250/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, in response to a notification pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), the person concerned has submitted written representations.
With a view to having the case of the person concerned progressed, a representative of the INIS will write to the person concerned shortly regarding the submission of specific documentation. The position in the State of the person concerned can be further considered upon receipt of the requested documentation.
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.