Immigration law



Health care assistants removed from ineligible occupation list for immigrant workers

Changes have been made to the employment permits system to address immediate skills and labour shortages in the healthcare and nursing home sectors.

Published 15 June 2021

US business immigration firm Erickson expands into Dublin

US-headquartered business immigration law firm Erickson Immigration Group (EIG) has announced its expansion into Ireland with the opening of an office in Dublin.

Published 26 May 2021

Visa applications to reopen for family reunification and business needs

Visa applications for family reunification and essential business needs will begin to be processed again for the first time since January, the government has announced.

Published 21 May 2021

Law Society urges government rethink on asylum plans

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has urged Home Secretary Priti Patel to rethink plans to restrict asylum claims from people entering the UK illegally.

Published 11 May 2021

Burgh Quay registration office to reopen on Monday

The Burgh Quay registration office is set to reopen for first-time immigration registrations for people living in Dublin on Monday for the first time since December.

Published 7 May 2021

Thousands of people to benefit from proposed regularisation of undocumented migrants

Thousands of people in Ireland will have their immigration status regularised under a proposed scheme announced this afternoon.

Published 23 April 2021

Seventh extension to immigration permissions until September 2021

Immigration and international protection permissions have been temporarily extended for a further five months.

Published 29 March 2021

High Court: Court quashes Minister’s refusal to consider non-EU person’s employment permit due to his immigration status

The High Court has granted an order of certiorari against the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation’s refusal to consider an employment permit application for a non-EU national. The key question in the case was whether the applicant was entitled to be considered for an employment permit when he already had a work permit due to his former wife’s status as an EU national.

Published 11 March 2021

Partners of Irish citizens to gain quicker entry to Irish job market

Partners of Irish citizens will be able to enter the country and access the job market more quickly under a new preclearance system announced yesterday.

Published 9 March 2021

Direct provision to be 'phased out' by 2024 under government plans

Plans to phase out the direct provision system of accommodation for asylum seekers by 2024 have been set out by the government in a white paper published this morning.

Published 26 February 2021

High Court: State risks falling short of 'moral ideal' over treatment of LGBT asylum seeker

A High Court judge has criticised the reasoning of the Minister for Justice and Equality in a decision refusing protection for an LGBT asylum seeker.

Published 28 January 2021

Asylum seekers to gain access to labour market sooner

Asylum seekers will be able to seek work in Ireland six months after making their application for international protection under new rules announced today.

Published 28 January 2021

Immigration permissions extended for sixth time

Immigration and international protection permissions have been temporarily extended for a further two months.

Published 23 December 2020

Podcast aims to reclaim 'activist lawyer' and fight back against government attacks

A new podcast hosted by a Northern Ireland immigration solicitor is aiming to reclaim the phrase "activist lawyer" in order to fight back against government attacks on the legal profession.

Published 23 December 2020

Court of Appeal: Refusal of costs over one-day-late documents overturned

The Court of Appeal has vacated an Order of the High Court refusing an award of costs in an immigration case where certain documents were delivered one day after a deadline had expired.

Published 10 December 2020