Dáil Éireann - Volume 643 - 06 December, 2007
Written Answers. - Residency Permits.
Deputy Catherine Byrne Deputy Catherine Byrne
Deputy Catherine Byrne asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the status of a residency application by a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8; if he will expedite the decision in this case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33074/07]
Deputy Brian Lenihan Deputy Brian Lenihan
Deputy Brian Lenihan:As the Deputy will be aware, applications for refugee status in the State are determined by an independent process comprising the Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner and the Refugee Appeals Tribunal which make recommendations to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform on whether such status should be granted. While it is not the practice to comment in detail on individual asylum applications, I would point out to the Deputy that delays in finalising cases can occur for a variety of reasons, including giving applicants and appellants the fullest opportunity possible to present their cases and the determination of Judicial Review proceedings.
 A final decision on this application will be made upon receipt of the recommendation of the Refugee Applications Commissioner.
Dáil Éireann 643 Written Answers. Residency Permits.