27. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for residency status and eligibility for naturalisation by persons (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10754/16]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned held an immigration permission which expired on 16 May, 2016. The person concerned was advised by correspondence which issued on 7 April, 2016 from INIS to register directly with the Garda National Immigration Bureau for a further renewal period.
I am further informed by the INIS of my Department that the processing of the application for a certificate of naturalisation from the person concerned is ongoing and will be submitted to me for decision as expeditiously as possible.
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.