Dáil Éireann - Volume 567 - 22 May, 2003
Written Answers. - Visa Applications.
Mr. G. Mitchell Mr. G. Mitchell
171. Mr. G. Mitchell asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will review the decision to disallow a visa for a person (details supplied) to join their parents; the reason such an application was turned down on the terse and unexplained grounds of documentation supplied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14076/03]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. McDowell): The visa application in question refers to a dependant of persons who have been granted permission to remain in the State based on parentage of an Irish-born child. These type of visa applications are not currently being processed by my Department.
The Government has yet to determine the general policy to be adopted in respect of Irish born child applications and related issues such as the type of applications referred to by the Deputy. It should be noted that my Department no longer accepts separate applications to reside in the State purely on the basis of the birth of an Irish-born child.
Dáil Éireann 567 Written Answers. Visa Applications.