Dáil Éireann - Volume 609 - 08 November, 2005
Written Answers. - Residency Permits.
Mr. McGuinness Mr. McGuinness
505. Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if permission to enter here will be granted to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32557/05]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: The parents concerned were granted permission to remain in the State for a two-year period from 21 and 14 October 2005, respectively, under the revised arrangements announced by me on 15 January 2005 for the non-national parents of Irish-born children born before 1 January 2005.
Applicants for permission to reside in the State on the basis of parentage of an Irish-born child were made fully aware of Government policy in this area, that is, that residency granted on this basis would not give rise to any entitlement to be joined in the State by other family members. This was clearly stated on the front page of the application form. The application form also included a statutory declaration to be signed by applicants indicating their acceptance, inter alia, that the granting of permission to remain does not confer any entitlements or legitimate expectation on any other person, whether related or not, to enter the State. The parents concerned both signed this statutory declaration. Family reunification under section 18 of the Refugee Act 1996 only relates to persons granted refugee status.
Dáil Éireann 609 Written Answers. Residency Permits.