169. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Justice the reason no decision has been made on an application by a person (details supplied) for naturalisation despite the fact the application was lodged in 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12189/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The Citizenship Division of the Immigration Service of my Department has corresponded with the person concerned on a number of occasions (by post on 13 September 2018 and again on 4 March 2019 and by email in January 2021). It should be noted that the address on record for the person concerned does not match the address provided in the details supplied by the Deputy.
The person concerned can contact the Citizenship Division directly at: and they will arrange to reissue the correspondence. The person should also provide confirmation of their current address if not already supplied.
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 at, 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 the cases where the response is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.