296. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if a review of a deportation order has been concluded in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Cork who has been in this jurisdiction since 2008; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3492/15]


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 is the subject of a Deportation Order made on 29 July, 2011.
The person concerned initiated judicial review proceedings challenging the Deportation Order made in respect of him. Those proceedings were struck out in favour of the Department on 7 February, 2013 and accordingly, the Deportation Order stands.
Representations were received from the person concerned, asking that his Deportation Order be revoked. This application is under consideration at present. The Deputy might wish to note that any such decision will be to ‘affirm’ or to ‘revoke’ the existing Deportation Order. In the mean-time, the Deportation Order remains valid and in place.
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.