Dáil Éireann - Volume 600 - 14 April, 2005

Written Answers. - Citizenship Applications.

  140. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if and when a review of an application for naturalisation will be undertaken in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11595/05]

  Mr. McDowell: An application for a certificate of naturalisation was received from the person to whom the Deputy refers in March 2003. The [1164] application was submitted to me for a decision in January 2005 and I decided not to grant a certificate of naturalisation in that instance. In arriving at my decision, I took account of all the information and documentation submitted by the applicant.

The applicant was informed of my decision in writing on 1 February 2005 and a copy of my officials’ submission, with my decision annotated thereon, was made available to him. The Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act does not provide for a process of review of my determination of an application for naturalisation.