Written answers

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Department of Justice and Equality

Immigrant Investor Programme Data

Photo of Jack ChambersJack Chambers (Dublin West, Fianna Fail)
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80. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality the reason his Department has not published the review of the immigrant investor programme; if he will publish this review; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51494/17]

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael)
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I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that a limited internal review of the Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) was concluded in Q3 2017. The review only examined the period to December 2016. As the IIP Programme had only gained momentum in the second half of 2016, to evaluate its effectiveness as of December 2016 might not provide for any meaningful and measurable outcomes. Consequently it was decided not to publish the review as the outcomes may be of little value.

It is proposed to commence a more comprehensive review of the Programme and I can assure the Deputy that a report of that review will be published subject to any appropriate redaction of any personal and commercially sensitive information.


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