125. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the basis on which a person (details supplied) has been arrested and imprisoned, presumably on residency grounds. [15938/17]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned is the subject of a Deportation Order signed on 22 June 2011. The reasons for the making of the Deportation Order have already been furnished to the person concerned. This Order requires the person concerned to remove themselves from the State and remain outside the State. The enforcement of the Deportation Order is a matter for the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB). I am informed that the person has been detained in accordance with section 5 of the Immigration Act 1999 on a GNIB warrant.
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.