118. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied) will be fully investigated with a view to updating stamp 4; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9247/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, in response to the request from the person concerned for an update on their status, a representative of the INIS will be writing to the person concerned in order to resolve this matter.
Responsibility for the registration process referred to is vested in the Garda National Immigration Bureau, and a Garda update on this matter and on this person’s registration will be sought.
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.