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110. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality when long-term residency will be extended in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50006/18]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that it would appear the person's presence in the State may be unlawful as their most recent permission to remain in the State expired in May 2013.
The Deputy will appreciate that, under the relevant provisions of the Immigration Act, 2004, a non-national may not be in the State other than within the terms of a permission from the Minister for Justice and Equality.
I am further informed that INIS received a request for permission to reside in the State from the person concerned on 28 September 2018. This request will be given detailed consideration and INIS will write to the person concerned in due course.
Should the person concerned wish to provide any additional information or documentation they should send it to Unit 2, Domestic Residence and Permissions Division, INIS, 13/14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2.
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.