378. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the procedure to be followed to regularise the status of the children of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12904/15]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): As I have advised the Deputy previously, in my Replies to his Parliamentary Questions dated 10th July, 2014 (PQ No. 158), 18th September, 2014 (PQ No. 164), 4th November, 2014 (PQ No. 511) and 25th November, 2014 (PQ No. 265), I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the persons concerned were granted permission to remain in the State in August, 2007 for an initial three year period, valid to 14th August, 2010. This permission to remain was renewed for a further three year period in August, 2010, valid to 14th August, 2013 in all cases. These renewal decision letters were dated 4th August, 2010.
The renewal decision letters referred to advised the persons concerned of the requirement that they apply for further renewal of their permission to remain one month before their existing permission expired. Given that there is still no record of any such renewal applications having been lodged to date, it is recommended that the persons concerned would proceed to do so without further delay.
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.