192. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will revoke a deportation order in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Waterford in view of the fact that the person’s circumstances have changed since the making of the order; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5399/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service of my Department that the person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order, made following the refusal of their asylum and subsidiary protection applications and the consideration of their case under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended).
Representations were received in late 2013 from the legal representative of the person concerned, requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 (11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). This request is under consideration at present. Once a decision has been made on this request, this decision will be notified in writing. The Deputy might wish to note that any such decision will be to 'affirm' or to 'revoke' the existing Deportation Order. In the meantime, the Deportation Order remain valid and in place.
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.