160. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the position in regard to residency status in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29049/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that this person was granted a declaration of refugee status in 2002.
The INIS advises that return by a refugee to his or her country of nationality will provide grounds for consideration of revocation of his or her refugee status under Section 52 of the International Protection Act 2015.
The Deputy may also wish to note that more generally, 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.