532. Deputy Pauline Tully asked the Minister for Justice the reason a person (details supplied) was deported under an order signed on 21 September 2010 by the then Minister for Justice; if the reasons they sought asylum were investigated; if their deportation was in any way connected to complaints which led to the closure of a processing centre for asylum seekers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [54453/21]
Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): A Deportation Order was made in respect of the person referred to by the Deputy under the provisions of Section 3 (2) (f) of the Immigration Act, 1999, as their application for international protection was refused.
It is open to the person concerned to apply, under section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), to have their Deportation Order revoked. This applies equally to Deportation Orders made under section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and under section 51 of the International Protection Act 2015.
However, to have a realistic chance of a favourable outcome, the request would need to be founded on new information or changed circumstances which were not able to be considered, nor were capable of being considered, when the original decision to make the Deportation Order was made. The outcome of that request will be that the existing Deportation Order will either be ‘affirmed’ or ‘revoked’.
It is also open to the person concerned or their legal representative to direct any further queries to the Repatriation Division of my Department by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the following address:
Immigration Service Delivery
Department of Justice
13-14 Burgh Quay,