97. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9486/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): The person concerned arrived in the State on 15 July 2009 and subsequently failed to establish their entitlement to be declared a Refugee following assessment of their claim by both the Refugee Applications Commissioner and on appeal, the Refugee Appeals Tribunal. They were subsequently deemed not to qualify for Subsidiary Protection.
Having fulfilled the appropriate statutory assessments and considerations, a Deportation Order was signed in respect of the person concerned on 12 March 2012.
On 5 April 2012, the person concerned commenced Judicial Review proceedings seeking, among other things, to quash the Deportation Order of 12 March 2012. As the proceedings are currently before the High Court, I am precluded from further commenting on the matter.
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.