Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (385)

Eoin Ó Broin


385. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if a case (details supplied) will be reviewed to examine if flexibility can be applied to have the decision to refuse the visa reviewed. [23788/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Employment Permits Section of my Department informs me that, on 15 March 2019, this application for a General Employment Permit was refused for a number of reasons, one of which was that the occupation of Specialist in Assistive Technology and Specialised Seating/Occupation Therapist is listed on the Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits – employments for which an Employment Permit shall not be granted.

My officials inform me that on 8 April 2019, a request for a review of this decision was received and on 4th May 2019 the Reviewing Officer confirmed the decision to refuse the application.

As the decision to refuse this permit has already been upheld on review under Section 13 of the Employment Permits Act 2006, as amended, this case cannot be re-visited. However, the position remains that as this occupation is listed on the Ineligible List of Occupations for Employment Permits, an Employment Permit cannot be granted.

Question No. 386 answered with Question No. 376.