Dáil Éireann - Volume 596 - 01 February, 2005
Written Answers. - Work Permits.
Mr. Boyle Mr. Boyle
193. Mr. Boyle asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he has satisfied himself that artists, as cultural workers, are facilitated in working here and that no necessary restraints exist in bringing such workers to Cork, during the European Year of Culture. [2881/05]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Mr. Martin: Artists who are citizens of the European economic area and Switzerland are free to enter and work in the State. Artists who are from territories outside these areas are required, under section 2 of the Employment Permits Act 2003, to obtain an employment permit to work in the State. However, applications for entertainment work permits are fast-tracked and are processed within a shorter period than general work permit applications.
Dáil Éireann 596 Written Answers. Work Permits.