318. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if she will grant an appeal for a visitor's visa for a person (details supplied). [40166/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the appeal was received on 10 November 2015. Her application was approved on 12 November 2015 and the relevant Irish Embassy will contact her to arrange for the visa to be placed in her passport.
Queries in relation to general immigration matters may be made directly to INIS by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for his 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 INIS is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.
In addition, applicants may themselves e-mail queries directly to INIS (