Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Work Permits Applications Data
693. To ask the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation further to Parliamentary Question No. 188 of 27 October 2016, the number of the work permits refused on appeal that were subsequently granted by her; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34593/16]
I refer to my response to Question No. 188 of 27 October 2016 which provided figures as requested by the Deputy for the years 2014, 2015 and to end September 2016. The tables therein set out the number of employment permit applications received, the number of appeals to refusals received and the number of permits granted on foot of those appeals.
Where an employment permit application is refused, it is open to an applicant to submit a request for a review to be conducted. Under the provisions of the Employment Permits Act, 2006 as amended, this review decision is final and cannot be revisited. Thereafter, it is open to an applicant to submit a new employment permit application and if the conditions that gave rise to the refusal change, it may lead to an employment permit being granted in relation to the new application.