217. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46234/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I can inform the Deputy that appeals against the initial decisions on these visa applications were received on 10 September 2019 in the Abu Dhabi Visa Office. These appeals will be given full consideration and a decision will issue in due course. To be fair to all applicants, appeal applications are dealt with strictly in chronological order.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the Immigration Service of my Department 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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.