251. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality further to Parliamentary Question No. 228 of 19 June 2018 (details supplied), if representations sent on the person's behalf on 12 and 19 June 2018 have been received in the relevant section of his Department in view of the fact they were representations submitted in reply to his Department's letter of 30 May 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27781/18]
Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that, in response to a notification pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended), written representations have been received and acknowledged on behalf of the person concerned.
These representations, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered, under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and all other applicable legislation, in advance of a final decision being made.
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.