137. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current status in determining residency for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42146/15]
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 has applied for a right of residency in the State, accompanied by the right to work, based on her parentage of an Irish citizen child earlier this month. The Deputy will appreciate that applications are dealt with in chronological order. I am advised that the application is under consideration at present.
The Deputy will be aware that 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.