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28. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the current and expected residency status and eligibility for naturalisation in the case a person (details supplied) who was working for eight years in this jurisdiction; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10755/16]

Answer

Tánaiste and 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 had their permission to remain in the State renewed for a further three year period following the consideration of their case under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended). This decision was conveyed in writing to them by letter dated 11th May, 2015.
I am advised by the Citizenship Division of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that an application for a certificate of naturalisation was received from the person referred to by the Deputy in February, 2016.
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.