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12 Feb 2024

Recent European Court of Justice developments on international protection

  The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently delivered two significant rulings in relation to international protection. An Advocate General of the CJEU also delivered their opinion on Member States recognising refugee status issued by other Member States. Procedural guarantees and indirect refoulement under the Dublin III Regulation On 30 November 2023, the CJEU delivered a … Read More

30 Jan 2024

New measures to expedite international protection application processing announced

  On 30 January, ┬áthe Department of Justice announced new measures to expedite international protection application processing. As of 31 January, Algeria and Botswana will be considered as designated safe countries of origin for the purpose of making a claim for international protection in Ireland. The changes were made following a review of safe countries of origin in the context … Read More

17 Jan 2024

Expansion of Employment Permit System Announced

  On 20 December 2023, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) announced significant changes to the employment permit system. The changes cross many employment sectors and include amendments to roles eligible for employment permits as well as a roadmap for increasing the minimum salary thresholds for employment permits. The changes include the addition of 11 roles to the … Read More