133. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Waterford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23970/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned has applied for a right of residency in the State, accompanied by a right to work, based on his parentage of an Irish citizen child. The application was received in the Residence Division on the 3 October, 2014 and is under consideration at present.