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Written Answers. - Foreign Sheep Shearers.

Wednesday, 12 June 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 466 No. 7

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 144. Mr. McGrath Information on Paul McGrath Zoom on Paul McGrath  asked the Minister for Justice Information on Nora Owen Zoom on Nora Owen  whether her Department has issued entry visas to non-EU nationals to work as sheep shearers in this country; if so, the number and duration of such visas issued; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12240/96]

Minister for Justice (Mrs. Owen): Information on Nora Owen Zoom on Nora Owen While no visas have been issued to allow persons to enter the State to work as sheep shearers, it is the case that [1921] nationals of a significant number of countries do not require visas to enter the State. Non-EU nationals, however, are required to register with the Garda and, if intending to work, must first obtain a work permit from the Minister for Enterprise and Employment.

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