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Lifting of Irish Visa Restrictions

Citizens of South Africa and certain South American countries allowed to travel to Ireland again without a visa. On the 28th of January 2021, the Immigration Act 2004 (Visa) (Amendment) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 23 of 2021) became law. The effect of Statutory Instrument was that a number of South American  countries as well as [...]

2021-06-15T17:48:15+00:00June 15th, 2021|Latest News|

Employment Permit Update

Changes to Employment Permits System to allow Healthcare Assistants and other health care workers to apply for Employment Permits The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment have announced important changes to the Employment Permit system which will take effect from the 14th of June 2021. The changes are being implemented to address significant skills and [...]

2021-06-15T09:49:31+00:00June 15th, 2021|Latest News|

Changes to Irish Citizenship Laws

Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021 – Possible Implications for Irish Citizenship and International Protection The Minister for Justice published the General Scheme of the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021 on the 8 June 2021.  The proposed Bill contains a number of important changes to the laws governing Irish citizenship [...]

2021-06-14T14:29:29+00:00June 11th, 2021|Latest News|

Workplace Accident Claims & Compensation

Many employees are involved in workplace accidents which cause them to suffer injuries.  They types of workplace accidents that we come across are mainly due to a hazard that exists within the workplace, unsafe work practices and a general lack of the duty of care on the part of the employer. Sinnott Solicitors through their [...]

2021-06-16T14:42:38+00:00June 9th, 2021|Latest News, Personal Injury|

Foreign Birth Registration Delays

Children who are born abroad to parents who are naturalised Irish citizens are entitled to register on the Irish Foreign Birth Register in order to become Irish citizens. Applications for Foreign Birth Registration are processed by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Since the Covid-19 pandemic took effect in March 2020, the processing of applications for [...]

2021-05-21T09:07:22+00:00May 21st, 2021|Latest News|

Easing of Restrictions on Visa Processing & Sinnott Solicitors recent High Court challenge

In hugely welcomed news today the Immigration Service Delivery Announced that it is expanding the Priority/Emergency category of visa applications which it will now accept for processing. This is yet another example of a High Court challenge taken by Sinnott Solicitors which shapes immigration law and policy. As of today, the Irish Visa Office will [...]

2021-05-21T08:28:01+00:00May 20th, 2021|Latest News|

Legal Challenges to Irish Passport Delays

The Irish passport office suspended the processing of Irish passport applications at the end of December 2020 when Ireland entered Level 5 Restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They have recently resumed processing activities, with up to 80,000 applications in the processing que to be dealt with. Applicants who are experiencing delays in the processing [...]

2021-05-12T08:48:26+00:00May 12th, 2021|Latest News|

Challenge to Processing of Visa Applications

On the 29th of January 2021, the Immigration Service Delivery suspended the acceptance of new visa/preclearance applications with the exception of Emergency/Priority cases. They also suspended the issuing of new visas where applicants had applied prior to the 29th of January 2021. The suspension was initially introduced to last until the 5th of March 2021, [...]

2021-05-13T12:20:09+00:00May 11th, 2021|Latest News|

Latest Irish Immigration News

It has been a busy week of developments in the Irish Immigration world. Here is a round-up of the latest Irish Immigration News. Re-opening of Garda National Immigration Bureau The Immigration Service Delivery have announced that the Garda National Immigration Bureau will reopen for first time registrations from Monday the 10th of May. Appointments can [...]

2021-05-11T15:37:01+00:00May 7th, 2021|Latest News|

Consultation meeting on Scheme for Undocumented Migrants

The Immigration Team at Sinnott Solicitors attended a consultation meeting on the 26th of April regarding the proposed Scheme To Regularise Undocumented Migrants in Ireland. The meeting was held by the Department of Justice and Equality to provide updated information regarding the proposed terms of the Scheme to Regularise Undocumented Migrants residing in Ireland and [...]

2021-04-29T08:51:51+00:00April 29th, 2021|Latest News|
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