The Irish Government’s policy on the employment of employees from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) is that employment opportunities which arise in Ireland should, in the first instance, be offered to suitably skilled Irish and other EEA employees, and should only be offered to non-EEA employees, where no suitable candidate emerges from within the EEA to fill the vacancy. However, a special category of employment permit, known as a ‘General Employment Permit’, is available to attract certain non-EEA employees to Ireland, for highly skilled occupations or professions that are experiencing a labour or skills shortage.

Please see the following link: General Employment Permits – Employment Law Update

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