85. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if update of residency status will be arranged in respect of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40756/16]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the persons concerned had their permission to remain in the State renewed for a further one year period to 14th December, 2017. This decision was conveyed in writing to the persons concerned by letter dated 13 December, 2016.
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.