Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (282)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

282. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when a decision will issue in relation to a work permit application in respect of a person (details supplied). [5315/14]

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Written answers (Question to Jobs)

An Employment Permit application was refused in respect of the person named by the Deputy on 30 January 2014 in light of the level of remuneration offered in respect of the stated employment. Levels of remuneration are a key indicator of the skills and experience required for a job and assist in determining the necessity for employing a foreign national. Therefore, in order to ensure that the granting of an Employment Permit would be in the public interest and in line with the current economic policy of the Government, new Employment Permit applications are normally only considered where it is established that a minimum salary of €30,000 per annum is on offer based on a 39 hour week. It appeared from the documentation submitted in support of the application that the employee would not receive the minimum remuneration of €30,000 per annum required and the permit application was refused on that ground.

Should the applicant wish to have this decision reviewed they may do so in accordance with Section 13 the Employment Permits Act, 2006, within twenty-one (21) days from the date of this letter. Any such submission, (addressed to the Appeals Officer, Employment Permits Section, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Davitt House, Adelaide Road, Dublin 2) will be considered on the basis of the evidence available to my Department and any further information of relevance which the applicant may wish to submit.