Work permits for immigrants up by 20 per cent

Last year, 6,000 new work permits were issued

12th June, 2016
Jobs minister Mary Mitchell OConnor said the rise in work permits was being driven by skills shortages in engineering, technology and jobs requiring foreign languages Pic: RollingNews.ie

The number of immigrants granted permission to work here has soared by over 20 per cent in another sign of the economic recovery.

However, a review of the work permit rules is being carried out to control the flow of immigrant workers from outside the EU, so that only those with required skills are admitted.

Last year, 6,000 new work permits were issued, compared to around 4,860 in 2015. And another 2,400 new work permits have...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m

State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract

Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll

Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent