Dáil Éireann - Volume 606 - 28 September, 2005

Written Answers - Residency Permits.

  1022. Mr. Curran asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when a decision will be made regarding an application for permission to remain in the State by a person (details supplied) in County Dublin. [25539/05]

  1024. Mr. Curran asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when a decision will be made in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin who has applied for care to remain here on humanitarian grounds. [25541/05]

  Mr. McDowell: I propose to take Questions Nos. 1022 and 1024 together.

The person concerned arrived in the State on 18 April 2002 and applied for asylum. Her application was refused following consideration of her case by the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner and, on appeal, by the Refugee [677] Appeals Tribunal. Subsequently, in accordance with section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999, as amended, she was informed by letter dated 22 September 2004 that the Minister proposed to make a deportation order in respect of her. She was given the options, to be exercised within 15 working days, of making representations to the Minister setting out the reasons why she should be allowed to remain temporarily in the State; leaving the State before an order is made; or consenting to the making of a deportation order. Her case file, including all representations submitted, will be considered under section 3(6) of the Immigration Act, 1999, as amended, and section 5 of the Refugee Act, 1996 — prohibition of refoulement. I expect the file to be passed to me for decision in due course.