193. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for residency status; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14615/18]


Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Charles Flanagan): I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the person concerned has had their permission to remain in the State renewed for a further one year period to 19 March 2019 . This decision was conveyed in writing to the person concerned by registered post dated 20 March 2018.
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.