Muojeke family will remain part of Tullamore community – Corcoran Kennedy

-   Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD

Fine Gael TD Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy has received confirmation from the Department of Justice and Equality that the Muojeke family based in Tullamore have been granted leave to remain in Ireland.

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of the Department of Justice and Equality has today confirmed that three members of a Tullamore based family, whose immigration cases were discussed in the Dáil some months back, have in recent days had their deportation orders revoked and they have been granted permission to remain in the State.

The INIS indicated that this position was arrived at following a detailed re-consideration of the family’s immigration case in light of Court proceedings and the receipt of updated submissions from the family in September. The re-consideration was completed towards the end of last week with the relevant decision letters having been issued earlier this week.

Welcoming the news Deputy Corcoran Kennedy said:

“Today is a great day for Nonso Muojeke, his brother Viktor and his mother Chidiebere Muojeke and for the school community at Tullamore College.

“I am delighted to secure confirmation from my colleague, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, that Nonso and his family have been granted Leave to Remain. As the local Government Deputy, I have been working closely with the family and Nonso’s teachers since the beginning of 2017 and the decision to grant the Muojekes’ Leave to Remain is very welcome indeed.

“The level of support that Nonso and his family received from Tullamore College and the wider Tullamore community is testament to the huge contribution that they have made to the town since they moved here over 10 years ago.

“I would like to extend my congratulations to the Principal of Tullamore College, Edward McEvoy and his teaching colleagues for the dedication and commitment shown to this case. It is great that the Muojeke family can now move on with their lives which I very much hope will be fruitful and prosperous.”

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