502. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the residency status of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13219/19]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I have been informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned applied on 02/12/2016 for a residence card as a family member of an EU citizen under the provisions of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015 and Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.
This person was advised on 07/11/2017 that their application was refused. This was because they had failed to establish that they were the de facto partner of the EU citizen in question, as they are required to be, under the provisions of the 2015 Regulations.
The person concerned requested a review of that decision on 21/11/2017. A decision was reached on their review application on 12/03/2019. They were advised that the decision to refuse their application for a residence card had been upheld, and the person concerned was issued with a notification of intention to deport letter, dated 12/03/2019.
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to INIS 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.