187. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will a review the refusal to grant stamp 4 status in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5392/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service that the situation remains the same as my reply to the Deputy on 20 November 2014. The person in question is subject to the immigration regime for full time non-EEA students which was published in September 2010 and has been in effect since 1 January 2011. As such they do not qualify for Stamp 4 status. A letter to this effect issued to this person on 24 July 2014. The situation is that if this person wishes to work in the State they require a work permit to do so. The issuing of work permit is of course a matter for the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.