Work permits backlog ‘hitting ability to attract foreign investment’

Work permits backlog ‘hitting ability to attract foreign investment’

2,520 work permits waiting to be processed at the end of December. Business groups say that system needs urgent modernisation.

The backlog in a queue for employment permits for key overseas workers has more than doubled in the space of a year, raising the risk that the issue could undermine Ireland’s capacity to attract foreign investment.

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