93. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the current or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27367/19]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed by the Irish Nationalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned was initially granted permission to remain in the State, on a Stamp 4 basis, on 14 July, 2008. This permission was subsequently renewed with the latest permission granted up to 22 November, 2019. It is open to the person concerned to attend at their local immigration office prior to the expiry of their current permission in order to renew their permission to remain in the State.
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.