257. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which his Department can favourably consider offering a stamp 4 visa to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49775/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed that the person concerned has submitted written representations in response to a notification of an intention to deport, under Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended).
These representations, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered, under section 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and all other applicable legislation, in advance of a final decision being made.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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 Question process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in cases where the response from the Department is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.