Dáil Éireann - Volume 600 - 12 April, 2005
Written Answers. - Asylum Applications.
Ms Burton Ms Burton
115. Ms Burton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the number of applications to remain in the State received to date from non-national parents of Irish-born children; the number of such applications that have been determined to date, giving those granted and those refused; if there is an appeals process in respect of applications turned down; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10762/05]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
 Mr. McDowell:The closing date for receipt of applications for the IBC/05 scheme was 31 March 2005. Some 18,000 applications were received. Of this number, some 3,600 applicants have been granted temporary permission to remain and 13 applicants have been refused temporary permission to remain. It should be noted that a number of incomplete applications are currently under examination or are being held pending the submission of documents.
With regard to the issue of appeals, it is anticipated that some of those who may not be successful under this scheme will otherwise have a right to remain in the State, for example, they may be here on work permits or on study visas. However, it is anticipated that most applying under the scheme will not have any other right of residence. Where an applicant has his or her application refused, he or she will be informed by letter, as applies to all persons who have no right to be in the State, of a proposal to make a deportation order in accordance with section 3 of the Immigration Act 1999, as amended.
The person will be given the option at that stage of making representations setting out the reasons he/she should be granted permission to remain temporarily in the State. The person’s case file, including all representations submitted, will be considered under the various criteria set out in section 3(6) of the Immigration Act 1999, as amended, and under section 5 — prohibition of refoulement— of the Refugee Act 1996, as amended.
Dáil Éireann 600 Written Answers. Asylum Applications.