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Changes to Irish Citizenship Laws

The Minister for Justice has commenced the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 with effect from the 31st of July 2023. The Act introduces some significant changes with respect to Irish citizenship, international protection and immigration rules. Some of the key changes set out in the act are as follows: Citizenship for [...]

2023-08-03T09:12:07+00:00August 3rd, 2023|Immigration Law|

Does a Stamp 1G or Stamp 0 count towards Reckonable Residence when applying for Irish Citizenship

Sinnott Solicitors Dublin and Cork have received a large amount of queries recently as to whether a Stamp 1G or a Stamp 0 permission to remain are considered to be reckonable  residency for the purpose of applying for Irish Citizenship by Naturalisation. What is a Stamp 1G? A Stamp 1G permission to remain is [...]

2024-03-27T10:21:48+00:00November 10th, 2022|Immigration Law|

Irish Citizenship Ceremony 5 th and 6 th of December 2022

The Department of Justice have announced that two Irish Citizenship Ceremonies will be held on the 5th and 6th of December  in the Convention Centre, Killarney, Co Kerry.   This is welcome news for many non-EEA nationals who have been anxiously waiting to be granted their Irish citizenship. The approval letters are arriving to our [...]

2022-11-10T10:23:20+00:00November 10th, 2022|Immigration Law|

Non-EEA national Fisherman to Qualify for Irish Employment Permits

On the 11th of October 2022 the Irish government published its review of the Atypical Working Scheme for non-EEA national Crew in the Irish fishing fleet. At present non-EEA national fishermen seeking employment in the Irish fishing fleet must apply for permission to work under the Atypical Working Scheme. Unfortunately many non-EEA national fishermen [...]

2022-11-03T16:47:23+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Immigration Law|

Russia and Belarus removed from the Irish Visa Waiver Scheme

The Minister for Justice Ms Helen McEntee announced on the 25th of October that citizens of Russia and Belarus seeking to travel to Ireland from the UK pursuant to the Visa Waiver Scheme will now be required to apply for an Irish entry visa. Under the terms of the Visa Waiver Programme, citizens of [...]

2024-03-27T10:24:09+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Immigration Law|

Irish Employment Permit News

Review of occupations list for employment permits to launch Q2 of 2022 The Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment have announced that a review of the Employment Permit Occupations List will launch during the second quarter of 2022. The Department acknowledges that following the COVID-19 pandemic the Irish labour force is dealing with significant [...]

2022-05-03T09:39:17+00:00April 25th, 2022|Employment Law|

State Announces Undocumented Migrant Scheme to regularise long-term undocumented migrants

The Department of Justice have just announced a “once-in-a-generation” scheme which will be open to those who do not have current permission to reside in the State from the beginning of January.  Applicants will have a six month window within which to make their application. Qualification Criteria for the Scheme An Applicant who is living [...]

2021-12-13T09:32:13+00:00December 3rd, 2021|Undocumented Migrants|

Changes to Irish Employment Permit Scheme to fill labour shortages

The Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail has announced significant changes to the employment permit system to combat substantial labour shortages in certain sectors of the Irish labour force. The changes will allow a large amount of non-EEA nationals to access the Irish labour market. The changes are as follows: The majority of [...]

2021-11-02T08:51:05+00:00October 29th, 2021|Employment Law, Latest News|
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