294. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current and-or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 2; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3466/15]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that following the refusal of their asylum application, the person concerned proceeded to lodge an application for subsidiary protection. This application was considered and refused with the formal refusal decision having been issued to the person concerned by letter dated 8th December, 2014.
The case file of the person concerned will next be considered in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and Section 5 of the Refugee Act 1996 (as amended). Any written representations submitted, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered in advance of final decision being made.
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.