333. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 125 of 15 May 2019, if a passport will be returned to such a person upon request. [23511/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I refer the Deputy to my previous reply to PQ No. 125 for answer 15 May 2019. In exceptional cases, passports can be temporarily returned to refugees upon request, if the person can demonstrate a well-founded need for such return. Each application is considered on its merits. A person seeking the return of a passport should write to the Ministerial Decisions Unit, INIS, 13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2 or email, whereupon officials of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department will make contact with her or him.