86. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current, and-or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10618/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): If the person concerned has made an application for asylum or subsidiary protection, the Deputy will be aware that it is not the practice to comment on such applications for so long as they remain in the protection process. The position in this regard is in accordance with Section 19 of the Refugee Act 1996 (as amended) which provides for the protection of the identity of asylum applicants.
Protection applicants are issued with a temporary residence permission pending a final decision on their application.