Dáil Éireann - Volume 653 - 29 April, 2008

Written Answers. - Work Permits.

Deputy Eamon Gilmore asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if a decision has been made on the appeal which has been lodged by a person (details supplied) in County Dublin against the decision of his Department not to grant them a work permit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16042/08]

  Deputy Micheál Martin: The Employment Permits Section of my Department informs me that an application was received in respect of the above named on the 20/09/2007. This application was refused on the grounds that new employment permit applications are normally only considered where the starting salary on offer is over €30,000 and no newspaper advertisements were submitted in support of the application. Having heard an appeal the Appeals Officer upheld the original decision in this case.

A subsequent application was received in respect of the above named on the 15/4/2008. This application was also refused on the grounds that no newspaper advertisements were submitted in support of the application and the FÁS vacancy submitted was out of date as a permit must be applied for within 60 days of the vacancy being posted by FÁS. The employer was notified of this decision in writing by letter dated 25/4/2008 and of their right to appeal within 21 days from this date.