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Further welcomed changes to Employment Permits Announced by Minister Humphreys

On the 18th of December 2019 Minister Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, announced some significant and important changes to the employment permit system which will allow further non-EEA nationals to apply for employment permits in Ireland.     The changes which will come into effect from 1 January 2020 are as follows: All [...]

2019-12-19T20:14:32+00:00December 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

REFUSALS OF PERMISSION TO ENTER IRELAND (LEAVE TO LAND)

In recent months Sinnott Solicitors have been contacted by a large number of clients who have been refused permission to enter Ireland at one of the ports of entry for example Dublin Airport.  We have noticed an increased trend in leave to land refusals in recent months particularly in relation to certain nationalities. Being refused [...]

2019-12-13T12:28:00+00:00December 13th, 2019|Immigration Law|

CHANGES TO EMPLOYMENT PERMIT SYSTEM FROM  1st OF JANUARY 2020

As advised by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, from the 1st of January 2020 a number of changes will be introduced to the salary thresholds for Critical Skills Employment Permits as well as the Labour Markets Needs Test for General Employment Permits and Contract for Services Employment Permits.   Changes to Critical Skills [...]

2019-11-21T18:57:27+00:00November 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Roderick Jones v. Minister for Justice and Equality Court of Appeal Hearing

The case Roderick Jones v Minister for Justice and Equality challenging the continuous residency finding of the High Court concerning citizenship applications was heard before the Court of Appeal today. As a reminder of the circumstances surrounding this appeal, last July Mr Justice Barrett in the High Court handed down a significant judgement which held [...]

2019-10-08T12:29:47+00:00October 8th, 2019|Immigration Law|

Here is a selection of the latest Immigration Law judgments from the High Court

W.G. V THE CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT OF THE GARDA NATIONAL IMMIGRATION BUREAU AND THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE AND EQUALITY [2019] IEHC 623 The Applicant in this case is a national of Pakistan who sought Judicial Review of the decision of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal to uphold the prior decision of the Refugee Applications Commissioner to recommend [...]

2019-09-19T13:18:51+00:00September 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Important EU Treaty Rights Decision Issued by the European Court of Justice in Chenchooliah v Minister for Justice and Equality Case C94/18

On the 10th of September the European Court of Justice delivered the highly awaited judgement in the case of Nalini Chenchooliah v Minister for Justice and Equality Case C94/18. The case concerned the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) Regulations 2015/Council Directive 2004/38/EC and the practice of the Minister for Justice and Equality in utilising [...]

2019-09-16T11:20:39+00:00September 14th, 2019|EU Treaty Rights, Immigration Law|

New Statement from the Minister for Justice and Equality Following the High Court Decision in Jones v Minister for Justice & Equality and Irish Citizenship Applications

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service posted an updated statement on the INIS website yesterday the 11th of September from the Minister for Justice and Equality concerning the processing of citizenship applications and what the government is doing to remedy the catastrophic findings of the High Court in the case of our client Roderick Jones [...]

2019-09-12T14:07:04+00:00September 12th, 2019|Immigration Law, Visa Applications|

Preclearance process for Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens announced today

In a much-welcomed announcement today, the Minister for Justice and Equality Mr Charlie Flanagan announced a new Preclearance procedure for Non-EEA Defacto partners of Irish citizens seeking to move to Ireland to live and work with their Irish citizen partner for a period of longer than 90 days. Previously applicant’s seeking to apply for Defacto [...]

2019-08-20T15:21:07+00:00August 20th, 2019|Immigration Law|

Important Judgement of the Court of Appeal in the cases of K & Ors v Minister for Justice and Khan & Ors v Minister for Justice

The Court of Appeal delivered the much-anticipated judgments in the cases of K & Ors v Minister for Justice 2014/990 and Khan & Ors v Minister for Justice 2018/43 on the 30th of July 2019. The cases were related to the operation of the European Communities (Free Movement of Persons) (No. 2) Regulations 2006 (S.I. [...]

2019-08-16T10:34:29+00:00August 16th, 2019|EU Treaty Rights|