Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (174)

Eamon Scanlon


174. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the status of a work permit application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40845/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

The Employment Permits Section of my Department informs me that on 18 July 2019, the named employer applied for a Critical Skills Employment Permit in respect of the non-EEA national (details supplied). On 3rd October 2019, this application was refused.

The occupation in question, a CNC Lathe Programmer, is ineligible for a Critical Skills permit at the offered remuneration level of €30,000, as the occupation in question is not on the Critical Skills list. However, this occupation would be eligible for a General Employment Permit.

My officials will contact the employer to explain the position as it would appear that the employer applied for the wrong permit type.