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Now, more Indians, including diaspora, heading to Ireland. There has been a clear surge in interest among both individuals and companies, in particular multinationals, looking to Ireland to establish an EU foothold in light of the UK decision to depart from the EU, resulting in more opportunities for non-EAA nationals to take up employment in […]

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Uglobal Immigration Magazine features an article from Head of Immigration, Aoife Gillespie, and Immigration Legal Executive, Samantha Arnold, entitled: ‘Ireland, Brexit & Philanthropy: A Winning Combination through Ireland’s Immigrant Investor Programme’. The article highlights the benefits of philanthropic investment in Ireland. The article is in English and Mandarin. One of the most straight-forward and often […]

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Philip Lee warmly welcomes the announcement made by the Minister for Justice and Equality today that the current re-entry visa system will be abolished from 13 May 2019. Prior to this announcement, visa-required nationals who had permission to remain in Ireland for the purposes of, for example, study or work nevertheless had to apply in […]

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Philip Lee welcomes the recent announcement by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) confirming that the Immigrant Investor Programme (the “IIP”) will continue to run in 2019 and will be subject to review and revision to maintain the Programme’s high standards. Ireland’s IIP is a residence by investment programme which was introduced in 2012 […]

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This article first appeared in Irish Tax Review, Vol. 31 No. 3 (2018) © Irish Tax Institute.   In the midst of Brexit, Tax Partner Amanda-Jayne Comyn and Senior Associate Aoife Gillespie explore the main tax and immigration considerations for companies and individuals navigating a route to Ireland. Read the full article here.

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As published in the Sunday Business Post, 5th August 2018. Ireland, like many of our EU neighbours, includes among its myriad of immigration schemes a residence-by-investment programme for high net worth individuals. The Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) was only introduced in 2012 and is still in its infancy. As it grows and expands, it learns. […]

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As published in the Times, July 2018. We keep hearing it: Brexit means Brexit. A hard Brexit. A soft Brexit. A cherry-picked, fantastical Brexit. Perhaps increasingly likely, a no-deal Brexit. This mess may be of the UK’s making, but borders are not impervious to spilt milk. Souring as it flows, that mess will meander its […]

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The Employment Permits Section of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is currently experiencing a backlog of employment permit applications and has apologised to customers experiencing difficulties as a result of the delays. The current processing times for standard Employment Permit applications is over thirteen weeks, up from the typical six to eight weeks, […]

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In January 2018, the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) published new Guidelines for the Immigrant Investor Programme (the “IIP”). By way of brief summary, the IIP is a programme established in 2012 by the Irish government to facilitate non-EEA nationals and their families who commit to an approved investment in Ireland to acquire a […]

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