Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 24 May, 2005

Written Answers - Work Permits.

  234. Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the reason an application for a work permit for a firm to employ a person (details supplied) was refused; if this decision will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16919/05]

  Mr. Martin: The work permits section of my Department refused an application for a work permit in respect of the above named individual on 11 May 2005. The employer was notified in writing of the decision and the right to appeal.

From information the work permits section received, it appears that the employer did not make adequate efforts to recruit an Irish-EEA national to fill the position, that is, advertisements with FÁS for a minimum of four weeks. Further, it appears that the above-named individual was working for the employer without a valid work permit having been granted.

To date no appeal in respect of this work permit application has been received.