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Thursday, 13 July 2023

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

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Photo of Cormac DevlinCormac Devlin (Dún Laoghaire, Fianna Fail)
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350. To ask the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he is aware of a case of a person (details supplied); if he will ask officials to review the issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34789/23]

Photo of Neale RichmondNeale Richmond (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael)
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The Employment Permits Section of the Department informs me that the General Employment Permit application submitted in respect of the person concerned (in the details supplied) was refused on 30th March 2023. A request for a review of the refusal decision was received on 27thApril 2023, however on 24thJune 2023 the refusal decision was upheld by the Reviewing Officer.

The application was refused following consideration of the information provided with the application, the role was considered to be that of a Tofu Production Operative. Therefore it was considered that the most relevant SOC (standard occupational classification) code for this occupation would be 8111 - food, drink and tobacco process operative. As this role is currently on the ineligible list of occupations, it is not possible to grant an employment permit for this occupation. An employment permit can only be issued when all the qualifying conditions are satisfied.

Once the reviewing officer has made a decision in respect of an appeal, it is not possible for this decision to be revisited.

The applicant was advised of the refusal reasons by the reviewing officer on 24th June 2023 and that a 90% refund of the fee paid would be refunded to them on receipt of the completed electronic funds transfer mandate form which was issued with the refusal decision.


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