496. Deputy Paul McAuliffe asked the Minister for Justice the status of a family (details supplied) which has moved from the International Protections Appeals Tribunal to her discretion; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33059/21]
Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): For reasons of maintaining full confidentiality, it is not my Department's practice to comment on whether an application for asylum or subsidiary protection has been made in the State. An applicant for such protection status, or their legal representative, should contact either the International Protection Office (IPO) or the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) directly, as appropriate.
It is important to note that, while a decision on an application is pending at either the IPO or
the IPAT, a deportation order will not be made.
The IPO may be contacted: by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; by telephone to the IPO Customer Service Centre at 01 6028008 or in writing to Customer Service Centre, International Protection Office, 79-83 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2.
The IPAT may be contacted either: by email to email@example.com; by telephone at 01-4748400 (or Lo-Call 1890 201 458), or in writing to Corporate Services Division, The International Protection Appeals Tribunal, 6-7 Hanover Street East, Dublin D02 W320.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas mail facility (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.