196. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will facilitate the update of a stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5404/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Naturalisation Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was granted permission to remain in the State under the arrangements then in place for the non-EEA national parents of Irish born citizen children. Officials in my Department granted him a further period of twelve months permission to remain in the State on a stamp 4 basis, which is due to expire on 24 March, 2015. The person concerned should make a written application one month prior to this expiry date, with supporting documentation, for further renewal of his residency to the INIS, PO Box 10003, Dublin 1.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS 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.