Dáil Éireann - Volume 609 - 08 November, 2005

Written Answers. - Citizenship Applications.

  487. Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the steps he will take to finalise an application for naturalisation by a person (details supplied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32426/05]

  Mr. McDowell: I advised the Deputy in my response to Parliamentary Question No. 183 on 16 December 2004 that I decided to defer a final decision on the application of the person concerned until July 2005.

I understand that officials in the citizenship section of my Department have written to the person in question in recent weeks to obtain information which will enable me to make a final determination in this case. The matter will be prioritised as soon as the information requested is received. I will advise both the Deputy and the applicant as soon as I have arrived at a decision in the matter.