180. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current or expected residency status including update of stamp 4 in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44564/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I refer the Deputy to the reply given to his recent Parliamentary Questions No. 277 of Tuesday 18 September 2018 and No. 107 of Thursday 27 September 2018. The status of the person concerned is as set out in the issued replies:
I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned presented a new passport on 5 April 2018 at the Burgh Quay Registration Office. The passport was referred to An Garda Síochána technical bureau for examination and the matter is now being dealt with by An Garda Síochána.
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.