102. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress since 2006 in the determination of residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4181/15]
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 referred to is the subject of a Deportation Order and therefore has no entitlement to residency in the State.
Representations were received asking that her Deportation Order be revoked, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 (11) of the Immigration Act, 1999 (as amended). Following consideration of the information submitted, the Deportation Order was affirmed.
Further representations were received under Section 3 (11) of the Immigration Act 1999. 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.
The effect of a Deportation Order is that the person concerned must leave the state and remain thereafter outside the State. The enforcement of Deportation Orders is an operational matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
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.