Written Answers - Asylum Applications.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 649 No. 3

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  226.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform  Information on Brian Joseph Lenihan  Zoom on Brian Joseph Lenihan   the current or expected residency status in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9969/08]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy Brian Lenihan): Information on Brian Joseph Lenihan  Zoom on Brian Joseph Lenihan  It is not the practice to comment in detail on individual asylum applications.

As the Deputy will be aware, applications for refugee status in the State are determined by an independent process comprising the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner and the Refugee Appeals Tribunal which make recommendations to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform on whether such status should be granted.

A final decision on this application will be made upon receipt of the decision of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal.


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