303. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of a request by a person (details supplied) for a review of the decision to refuse their application under the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015; and when a decision will issue. [9358/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was refused a residence card on 10 October 2017 as they were not in compliance with the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015.
I also understand that INIS received a request for a review of that decision on 25 October 2017. The Deputy will appreciate that review applications are dealt with in strict chronological order and there will be no avoidable delay in issuing a decision. In the interim, INIS has provided the person with temporary permission to remain in the State under Stamp 4 conditions until 24 August 2018.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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 INIS is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.