510. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application by a family (details supplied); if the case will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19367/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, in response to a notification pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), written representations have been submitted on behalf of the persons 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 all other applicable legislation, in advance of a final decision being made.
There are a large number of cases awaiting a decision under Section 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1999 on whether or not to make a deportation order. Therefore it is not possible to expedite a particular case ahead of others unless there are exceptional and urgent reasons for doing so.
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.