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149. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 116 of 24 September 2015, if all outstanding documentation relevant to the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare has been submitted to her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43425/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person referred to is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 18 April 2013 and therefore has no entitlement to residency in the State. Judicial Review proceedings were issued on 14 May 2013 challenging the Deportation Order and accordingly, as that matter is sub judice I do not propose to comment further. I note that the dates for the aforementioned Deportation Order and Judicial Review proceedings were stated in error as being 14 May 2015 and 18 April 2015 in replying to Parliamentary Question Number 116 of 24 September 2015.
Separately the person concerned has made an application for a right of residency in the State based on their parentage of an Irish citizen child. They have been instructed to submit their current valid national passport to the Residence Division. Upon receipt of this document the application will be considered.
I should remind the Deputy that 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 through the more expensive Parliamentary Questions process.