84. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17880/16]
Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the situation remains as set out in my reply to the Deputy's Parliamentary Question of the 16 June 2016 in relation to the person concerned.
I understand that the person concerned did not respond to correspondence from INIS, which issued mid January 2016, requesting documentation to support their application. It could not, therefore, be ascertained that this person was residing in the State with her Irish National spouse as part of a family unit. The application was subsequently deemed withdrawn, and the person concerned was notified by way of letter from INIS at beginning of June 2016. The person concerned, if still living in the State, should now contact INIS as a matter of urgency regarding their permission to remain.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to INIS by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been 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 Parliamentary Question process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in cases where the response from INIS is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.