The Department Of Business Enterprise & Innovation (DBEI) yesterday published their Contingency Arrangements for the continued processing of Employment Permits for non-EEA nationals during the COVID-19 crisis.   The main points of the Contingency arrangements are as follows: Original Employment Permits - Electronic copies of employment permits will temporarily be issued via email to the [...]

2020-03-31T10:30:51+00:00March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|


The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is evolving on a daily basis and the Irish Immigration Service Delivery like many government divisions announced further restrictions on services and functions over the weekend in a number of separate announcements. We have collated and summarised the latest announcements in this article to assist individuals to understand the situation.   [...]

2020-03-23T16:51:05+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Update For Family Members Of British Citizens Exercising EU Treaty Rights in the Republic of Ireland

As most people are undoubtedly aware the United Kingdom formally left the European Union at midnight on Friday 31st January 2020.  Prior to the United Kingdom leaving the EU a Withdrawal Agreement had been reached between the EU Member States and the United Kingdom.  This Agreement sets out the terms under which the United Kingdom [...]

2020-02-06T09:27:57+00:00February 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

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|


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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|