531. Deputy Duncan Smith asked the Minister for Justice if she will arrange for the return of the passports of persons (details supplied) who applied for naturalisation some weeks ago. [54439/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The passports for the applicants referred to by the Deputy have been returned by my Department by registered post, and the applicants should receive them in the coming days.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility at:, 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 Question process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in the cases where the response is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.