Thanks johnpromise i wish that letter is an approval letter for you at least some relieve for you.
For others please do send the email to all those ministers and also don't forget you local TD as local TD would be usually more powerful position to defend you and reach out to the department of justice on your behalf.
It very easy to find who is your local TD (Goole it
Our childrens who were born here or even lived here more then any other country should be dealt with some respect !
Also when you email do provide your TD or minister you emailing as the minor applications are straight forward and shouldn't take longer and do provide the difficulty we all face.
I have told my Local TD that i am not alone and there are several many parents on same boat which she promise to take it to the parliament and question the minister to respond on this.
Please keep the pressure ON !!!