244. Deputy James Lawless asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27553/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that an acknowledgement to the request referred to by the Deputy was issued on 18 May 2018.
This request is currently under consideration and INIS expects to be in a position to write to the person concerned in due course.
All such requests are dealt with in chronological order and due to the large volume received, it is not possible to give a specific timeframe for a decision on this particular request.
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. Question No. 245 answered with Question No. 231.