133. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which submissions are required to facilitate an application for regularisation of residency by a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24 who, it is understood has submitted all information available to the person; if any further documentation is required; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42141/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was granted permission to remain in the State as the Spouse of an EU National who was exercising their EU Treaty Rights in this State. This permission to remain was valid until 24 January 2012. This permission was not renewed as the person concerned failed to submit satisfactory evidence of the EU citizen exercising their EU Treaty Rights in the State for a continuous period of five years. The person concerned was notified of this decision by letter dated 9 July 2012 and has not had permission to be in the State since that date.
The current situation is that the file pertaining to the person concerned has been referred to the Removal Unit for consideration under Regulation 20(1)(a) of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2006 (as amended) as to whether a Removal Order should be made against the person.
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.