Irish Immigration Blog

THE NAWAZ CASE AND THE NEED FOR THE “SINGLE PROCEDURE” IN PROTECTION APPLICATIONS

In the recent case of Nawaz, the Court of Justice of the European Union criticised the Irish asylum application procedure for lack of basic fairness and stated that it should be possible to submit the applications for refugee status and subsidiary protection status at the same time, in other words, […]

WORLD REFUGEE DAY

World Refugee Day is taking place on the 20th of June. This day aims to draw attention to hardship faced by the millions of refugees who are forced to leave their homes as a result of conflict and persecution. World Refugee Day also aims to commemorate the cultural contribution that […]

UPDATE ON THE IMMIGRANT INVESTOR PROGRAMME

We have been dealing with a number of queries in relation to the Immigrant Investor Programme. The programme is open to non-EEA nationals and their families who commit to a specific investment in Ireland. Successful applicants will be granted rights of residence in Ireland with an initial period of two […]

WORK PERMIT UPDATE: REINTRODUCTION OF THE LABOUR MARKET NEEDS TEST

We recently posted an article in relation to the publication of the Employment Permits (Amendment Bill 2014). This legislation proposes significant changes to the existing work permit regime and the main changes are set out in our previous post.  We have further reviewed the proposed changes and note that the […]

FURTHER UPDATES IN RESPECT OF SUBSIDIARY PROTECTION

On the 8th May 2014, the European Court of Justice delivered the much awaited decision of Case C-C604/12; HN v Minister for Justice and Law Reform. The Court has held that Directive 2004/38, the principle of effectiveness and the right to good administration do not preclude a national procedural rule, […]

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