Permits Foundation responds to the Irish Public Consultation for Economic Migration Policies16 April 2018
Ireland is currently reviewing its economic migration policy. Permits Foundation has therefore taken the opportunity to submit a response to the Irish Government’s Public Consultation for Economic Migration Policies, focussing in particular on issues related to spouse/partner access to employment
In our submission, we propose that Ireland adopts the best practice of allowing family members of highly skilled workers and ICT’s direct access to employment and self-employment for the duration of the assignment.
We underline that facilitating dual careers in the global workplace goes hand in hand with international trade and investment. This helps to improve local employment prospects and long term economic growth and helps to meet skills shortages that have been cited by the Irish Government. Adopting this best practice limits the administrative burden for the Irish authorities as a separate application for a work permit is no longer needed.
This will create a ‘triple win’ that is good for families, good for employers and good for Ireland.
Read more about the consultation (deadline 18 April 2018)