264. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Justice if she will arrange a virtual meeting between her officials and a person (details supplied) in the process of seeking Irish citizenship. [43616/20]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): The application from the person referred to by the Deputy is currently at an advanced stage of processing. It is currently being prepared for submission to me for decision as expeditiously as possible. As the application is at the final stages of processing it is not considered that there would be any additional benefit to the applicant in arranging a virtual meeting with my officials at this time.
My Department will revert immediately once a decision has been reached on the application and the applicant's patience in this matter is appreciated.
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.