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120. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current residency status and eligibility for naturalisation in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24; if all the documentation requested has been received in the relevant section of her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22866/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Naturalisation Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the parents of the person concerned were granted permission to remain in the State in 2001 under the arrangements then in place for the non-EEA national parents of Irish born citizen children. The person concerned was granted permission to remain in the State for one year on a stamp 4 basis until 23 January, 2015 and this permission to remain in the State has now expired. To date, the person referred to by the Deputy has not applied for renewal of this permission. It is open to the person concerned to apply to have the permission to remain further renewed. Any such application must be made in writing and should be addressed to the Residence Division 4, INIS, Department of Justice and Equality, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS 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 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.