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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|


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|

Abolition of Irish Re-Entry Visas

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service announced yesterday that the Re-Entry Visa system for visa required nationals entering the Irish State will be abolished from the 13th of May 2019. This is a significant development in the Irish Immigration System and a further positive change which will benefit approximately 40,000 non-EEA nationals living in Ireland [...]

2019-06-27T11:51:40+00:00April 13th, 2019|Immigration Law, Uncategorized|

Employment Permit System – Changes to Critical Skills Employment Permits and Ineligible Categories of Employment

The Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation has announced important changes to the Employment Permit system which will help ease the current burden on employers in filling key labour shortages in certain areas. The construction industry, engineering and high-performance sports sector are the principal beneficiaries of the changes which take effect from the 22nd of [...]

2019-06-27T13:40:38+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|