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640. Deputy Cian O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice if her Department will initiate a comprehensive independent review of our approach to support for victims of sexual assault to include considering reforming the methods of conducting legal cases, increasing education on consensual sexual conduct and providing victims a more supportive environment when they do report; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24062/21]

642. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Justice if she is satisfied with the legal and social supports in place for victims of sexual assault; if she will initiate a comprehensive independent review of the approach taken in respect of support for victims of sexual assault which will include consideration of reforming the methods of conducting cases, increasing education on consensual sexual conduct and providing victims with a more positive environment when they do report assaults; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24077/21]

641. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Justice when a person (details supplied) will receive a decision on their application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24064/21]

Answer

Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy Hildegarde Naughton): The person referred to by the Deputy has applied for a right of residency in the State, accompanied by a right to work, based on their parentage of an Irish minor citizen child, and based also on the principles of the Zambrano Judgment. The application was received on 28 August 2019.
A request for documentation issued to the applicant on 20 July 2020. The application can only be progressed further when the outstanding documentation has been returned.
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 (inisoireachtasmail@justice.ie) 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 is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited. Question No. 642 answered with Question No. 640.