242. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to date and pending in regard to residency in the case of a person (details supplied); if their case will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6709/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): A Deportation Order was signed in respect of the person referred to by the Deputy on 13 May 2016. Leave was granted by the High Court on 27 June 2016 to take Judicial Review proceedings seeking to quash the Deportation Order. Accordingly, as the matter is sub judice, I am not in a position to comment further.
The Deputy may wish to note that queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS 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 from the INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.