509. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if consideration has been given to allow a person (details supplied) to remain legally here; if recognition has been given to the person's exceptional academic achievement in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25069/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that this case relates to a person who brought a Judicial Review to the High Court. As the case is still sub judice I do not propose to comment further at this time.
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 INIS is, in the Deputy's view, inadequate or too long awaited.