190. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will note the change of address in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5397/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the address change included with the Deputy's Question has been reflected on INIS records.
In terms of the position in the State of the person concerned, I am advised that as the person concerned had no valid basis to remain in the State, they were, by letter dated 4th April, 2014, notified that the then Minister proposed to make a Deportation Order in respect of them, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). They were given the options, to be exercised within 15 working days, of leaving the State voluntarily, of consenting to the making of a Deportation Order or of making written representations to the then Minister setting out the reasons why they should not have a Deportation Order made against them. Written representations have been submitted by and on behalf of the person concerned. 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 Section 5 of the Refugee Act 1996 (as amended), in advance of a final decision being made.
The Deputy should note that the person concerned does not hold a current right of residency in this State, they would not be in a position to take up a position of paid employment. 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.