100. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason persons (details supplied) are being deported; if the case will be examined with a view to them remaining here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16799/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the persons concerned are the subject of  Deportation Orders signed on the 7 September 2018. These Orders require the persons concerned to remove themselves from the State and remain outside the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Orders is a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
Representations were received on behalf of the persons concerned requesting that the deportation orders be revoked, pursuant to the provisions of section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). Following the detailed consideration of the information submitted in support of the request, the Deportation Orders were affirmed and notified to the persons concerned by letter dated 6 March 2019.   The circumstances presented by the family in this case were fully considered both in the original decision to make Deportation Orders and in the more recent decision to affirm the Orders on foot of the 3(11) request to revoke the Deportation Orders.   The reasoning behind these decisions has been set out in the correspondence that issued to the family in this case.  
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 wish to 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.