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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|0 Comments

New Immigration Registration Renewal System for 3rd Level Students

September to November are traditionally extremely busy months at the Garda National Immigration Bureau with third level students returning to renew their immigration permission (Stamp 2) for the new academic year. Prior to the introduction of the GNIB online appointment booking system for immigration registration, it was common to see rows of students queuing from [...]

2019-07-30T14:44:58+00:00July 30th, 2019|Immigration Law|0 Comments

Further Statement from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on the High Court Decision in Jones v Minister for Justice and Equality and Citizenship Applications

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service posted a statement on the INIS website last week advising people to continue to submit their applications for Irish citizenship and assuring Applicants that urgent attention was been given to the findings and implications arising from the case of Jones v Minister for Justice and Equality. In the meantime, [...]

2019-07-29T16:25:06+00:00July 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Further Changes to the Employment Permit System to Address Certain Labour Shortages

The Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation has announced updated changes to the Employment Permit system today to address certain labour shortages in the agricultural and food sector. The changes are as follows: 100 extra general employment permits to be issued in the dairy industry for dairy farm assistants. This scheme was previously capped at [...]

2019-07-25T17:36:30+00:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update on Court of Appeal hearing in the case of Roderick Jones v. Minister for Justice and Equality

The case of Roderick Jones v Minister for Justice and Equality challenging the continuous residency finding of the High Court concerning citizenship applications was listed before the Court of Appeal this morning for case management directions. We are pleased to confirm that the Court of Appeal has given the case extreme priority and have listed [...]

2019-07-25T15:57:26+00:00July 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jones Citizenship Case Appealed To The Court Of Appeal

Sinnott Solicitors can confirm that an appeal has been lodged with the Court of Appeal against the surprising High Court ruling in the case of Roderick Jones v. Minister for Justice and Equality [2019] IEHC 519. In a most controversial judgment which issued recently, Mr Justice Barrett interpreted that continuous residence in the State during [...]

2019-07-25T16:09:37+00:00July 25th, 2019|Immigration Law|0 Comments

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service release statement following controversial High Court citizenship case

Following on the judgment of Mr Justice Barrett in Roderick Jones v. Minister for Justice and Equality [2019] IEHC 519 the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service posted an update on their website on the 19th of July regarding the processing of citizenship applications. The INIS have confirmed that they are taking steps to remedy the [...]

2019-07-25T07:42:24+00:00July 25th, 2019|Immigration Law|0 Comments

High Court Quashes Decision of The Minister for Justice and Equality to Refuse to Grant Certificate of Naturalisation to Our Client – Vishteh v. Minister for Justice 2010 IEHC 131

The immigration team at Sinnott Solicitors were delighted to receive another positive result recently for one of our clients in the case of Vishteh v. Minister for Justice 2010 IEHC 131 wherein Mr Justice Barrett granted an order of Certiorari quashing the decision of the Minister for Justice and Equality to refuse to grant our [...]

2019-07-10T10:56:03+00:00June 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stamp 4 Support Letters – Important Update June 2019

On the 19th of December 2018 the DBEI announced that were experiencing considerable delays in the processing of applications for Stamp 4 Support Letters and as interim measure advised that Critical Skills Employment holders should apply for the Stamp 4 Support Letter once they had completed 20 months of employment on their Critical Skills Employment [...]

2019-07-10T10:45:02+00:00June 20th, 2019|Employment Law|0 Comments