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Written Answers. - Work Permits.

Wednesday, 27 March 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 551 No. 3

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 83. Mr. Howlin Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin  asked the Tánaiste Information on Mary Harney Zoom on Mary Harney  and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if a person of non-EU nationality who is married to an Irish national and residing here is entitled to seek employment here; if an employer wishing to employ a non-EU national who is the spouse of an Irish person must apply for a work permit in the normal way; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [10448/02]

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Ms Harney): Information on Mary Harney Zoom on Mary Harney A non-EEA national who is married to an Irish national does not require a work permit to work in this country provided both parties are resident in the State and the appropriate stamp has been acquired from the immigration office on presentation of the long form birth certificate of the Irish national, their marriage certificate and passports.


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