134. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current residency status and likelihood of upgrade for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22 and the person's family; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42142/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service of my Department (INIS) that the person referred to by the Deputy is the subject of a Deportation Order, issued on 12 September 2011.
On 22 September 2011, the person concerned commenced Judicial Review proceedings, seeking, inter-alia, to challenge the Deportation Order. As the proceedings are currently before the High Court and are sub judice, I do not propose to comment further on the matter.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS 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.