121. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1 who was not in a position to reply to a letter to that person's legal advisers, as the person did not receive same until 15 February 2015; if any extension of time can be granted to facilitate reply to the information; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16153/15]


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 is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 12 November 2008. The person concerned has been evading deportation since 2 December 2008.
Representations were received from the person's legal representative, pursuant to Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), to revoke the Deportation Order. The Deputy might wish to note that any such decision will be to 'affirm' or to 'revoke' the existing Deportation Order. In the mean-time, the Deportation Order remains valid and in place.
The person concerned is advised to present to the Garda National Immigration Bureau as soon as possible. The contents and subject matter of the letter concerned should be discussed with their legal representative.
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.