185. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the progress to date in the determination of an application in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41048/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that it wrote to the person concerned on 4 October, 2018 requesting further information and documentation. I understand that INIS will give full consideration to the person's request for permission to reside in this State upon receipt of a response from the person concerned.
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.