162. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29053/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): 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 20/06/2002. This Order requires the person to remove themselves from the State and remain outside the State.
Requests were received from the person concerned, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3(11) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), requesting that the Deportation Order be revoked. Following the consideration of these requests the Deportation Order was affirmed. There are no outstanding applications for this applicant.
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.