Written Answers - Asylum Applications

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 711 No. 3

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  97.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform  Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern   the position regarding an application for family reunification in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24042/10]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy Dermot Ahern): Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern  I am informed by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) that the person referred to by the Deputy made a Family Reunification Application in respect of her husband in July 2009.

The application was forwarded to the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner as required under Section 18 of the Refugee Act 1996.

The investigation was completed in November 2009 and a report was forwarded to INIS.

There are currently some issues that need to be resolved with regard to the application and INIS will be in contact with the person referred to in due course.

  98.  Deputy Bernard J. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform  Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern   the position regarding an application for leave to remain in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24043/10]

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy Dermot Ahern): Information on Dermot Ahern  Zoom on Dermot Ahern  I wish to inform the Deputy that the person to whom he refers applied for asylum on 18 August, 2003. This application was refused by the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner on 13 May, 2004 and that decision was upheld by the Refugee Appeals Tribunal on 19 August, 2004.

The person’s case is currently being examined in accordance with section 3 of the Immigration Act, 1999. The person in question will be contacted directly and informed of any decisions made regarding his status in the State in due course.


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