104. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure open to a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary who, accompanied by their parent, came to this country aged four and who made a number of unsuccessful attempts to register and regularise their status; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4183/15]


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 mentioned does not have an application pending with INIS and should be advised to make an application to INIS if they wish to reside here.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the 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 the INIS is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited .