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304. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice if a new application for residency in respect of a person (details supplied) will be examined; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24091/22]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The person referred to by the Deputy is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 20 June 2002. Representations were received on their behalf pursuant to Section 3 (11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), to revoke the Deportation Order. Following the consideration of those representations, a decision was taken that the Deportation Order should be affirmed and this decision was communicated to the person concerned by registered post, dated 9 November 2017.
It is open to the person concerned to submit further representations requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked, pursuant to Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). However, any application would require substantial grounds to be successful. To date, no such further representations have been received on this case, and consequently the Deportation Order remains valid and in place.
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.