29. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application for residency status by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10769/16]


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 currently holds an immigration permission which expires on 5 November, 2016. I understand that the person concerned has recently contacted the INIS, arising from a change in their personal circumstances and that INIS will be writing to them shortly to seek clarification on the issues raised.
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.