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Non-EU Workers Waiting Up To Four Months For Permits

A midlands TD has been raising the matter in the Dáil.

Non-European workers are experiencing a delay of 20-22 weeks for work permit.

The figures come from Laois-Offaly Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen, who brought the motion before the Dáil.

27,666 visa applications were received in 2021, a 69 per cent increase on 2020.

Minister of State for Employment and Meath-West TD Damien English admits there is a problem, but has committed to clearing the backlog in the coming months:

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