379. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress, to date, in determining an application for residency, arising from the marriage of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare to an Irish national; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12913/15]


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 concerned has applied for a right of residency in the State, accompanied by a right to work, based on her parentage of an Irish citizen child. This application is under consideration at present.
I am further advised that there is no record of the person concerned having applied to INIS for residence permission based on her marriage to an Irish National. It is open to the person concerned to submit an application in this regard to the Spouse of Irish National Unit, Residence Division, INIS.
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.