120. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current residency status and eligibility for naturalisation-long-term residency in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24, who has resided in this jurisdiction for the past 12 years and has reported to the local Garda station throughout; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16151/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I wish to inform the Deputy that the person referred to has no entitlement to residency.
I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order made following a comprehensive and thorough examination of their asylum claim and a detailed examination of the representations they submitted for consideration under Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended).
Representations were received from the person's legal representative pursuant to Section 17 (7) of the Refugee Act 1996 (as amended). This application is under consideration at present. In the mean-time, the Deportation Order remains in place.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS by Email 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.