I managed to get in touch with ministry and TDA. This is response from Ministry and now waiting for reply
On behalf of the Minister for Justice, I wish to thank you for your recent correspondence regarding a delayed visa. The Minister has asked me to respond to you on her behalf.
Based on the information supplied, it has unfortunately not been possible to locate the application for the person referred to.
If more information can be provided we would be happy to re-examine your request.
Name of applicant
Date of birth of applicant
Visa application number
You should note that as part of Government efforts to tackle the pandemic Minister for Justice Helen McEntee took the decision to temporarily cease accepting new visa/preclearance applications with the exception of the Priority/Emergency case types listed below, which we continue to accept:
Workers or self-employed persons exercising critical occupations including healthcare workers, frontier and posted workers as well as seasonal workers as referred to in the Guidelines concerning the exercise of the free movement of workers during the COVID-19 outbreak;
Transport workers or transport service providers, including drivers of freight vehicles carrying goods for use in the territory as well as those merely transiting;
Patients travelling for imperative medical reasons;
Pupils, students and trainees who travel abroad on a daily basis and Third-country nationals travelling for the purpose of 3rd level study;
Persons travelling for imperative family or business reasons;
Diplomats, staff of international organisations and people invited by international organisations whose physical presence is required for the well-functioning of these organisations, military personnel and police officers, and humanitarian aid workers and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their functions;
Passengers in transit;
Journalists, when performing their duties.
These measures have now been extended to at least the 5th May 2021.
The situation will continue to be reviewed in consultation with the relevant authorities in the coming weeks. The Immigration Service Delivery (ISD) function of the department intend to resume accepting applications as soon as safety concerns abate. Any changes to the restrictions on visa processing will be announced on the following page:
http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/CO ... ouncements
Before proceeding with your on-line application, you should check with your local Embassy/Honorary Consulate/Visa Office to confirm that your application meets the Priority/Emergency criteria. Once you’ve completed the on-line application, you should follow the instructions given on the summary page as to where you should submit your application. The onus is on the applicant to provide as much information in support of their application as they feel is necessary.
For applications which were received prior to January 29th, these will continue to be processed. However, for successful applications, unless your application meets the Emergency/Priority criteria set out above, a visa or preclearance approval letter will not issue until such time as these restrictions have been lifted. You will be notified if your application is successful. Refusal letters for unsuccessful applications on hand will continue to be issued.
These measures are designed to support our public health restrictions on movement, including into and out of Ireland.
The strong advice therefore is that everyone, regardless of their nationality or visa/preclearance status, or where they started from, who cannot provide proof of an essential purpose to travel to or within Ireland, should not travel to Ireland. It is currently against the law for any person (regardless of nationality or passport) to travel within Ireland for non-essential purposes and people can be fined for doing so. Enforcement of this has been strongly increased over that last few days.
Any resumption of services is subject to current health and safety advice in relation to the COVID 19 pandemic. Please see further details on Irish travel requirements at the following link:
For up to date information in your location, you should go to the local Irish Embassy/Mission website for that location.
Applicants are advised not to pay for a travel ticket before you receive a decision on your visa. There is no guarantee that any individual application will be successful.
I trust this information is of some assistance.