Dáil Éireann - Volume 614 - 07 February, 2006
Written Answers. - Labour Mobility.
Mr. Cuffe Mr. Cuffe
127. Mr. Cuffe asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he intends to seek a change to Ireland’s current approach to the seven-year transition period for labour mobility as agreed under the accession treaties. [4125/06]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Mr. Martin: I have no plans to change current policy regarding the access of EU-10 nationals to our labour market.
Ireland has had strong employment growth for a sustained period and skill shortages exist in many sectors. The presence of migrant labour in Ireland is critical to the continuation of our economic growth.
 I have asked FÁS to review the labour market effects of immigration. This work is still in progress. A preliminary report is expected shortly.
Dáil Éireann 614 Written Answers. Labour Mobility.