83. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17878/16]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 11th May, 2015. This Order placed a legal obligation on the person concerned to remove themselves from the State and to remain out of the State.
The enforcement of the Deportation Order is a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB). If the person concerned has failed to leave the State as required, they are legally obliged to comply with any reporting requirements placed on them by GNIB.
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.