443. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Justice the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [60305/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): I can inform the Deputy that my Department has no record of a person with the details supplied (name and date of birth) having made an immigration application. If the Deputy can provide further details I would be happy to have my officials follow up.
However, if the person is the parent of an Irish citizen child it is open to them to make an application directly to the Repatriation Division of my Department on this basis. Further details, along with the application form, can be found on my Department's Irish Immigration website at:
Queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to 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 is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.