Chambers Ireland responds to the Government roll out of a single permit system for living and working in Ireland.

Speaking this afternoon (15 May) after it was announced that the Government would begin to roll out a single permit system, Chambers Ireland’s Chief Executive, Ian Talbot, said:

“The Government’s commitment to rolling out a single permit system is a very positive move for businesses across the country that have been constrained by skills and labour shortages.

In a survey carried out by Chambers Ireland last year, we found that almost nine out of ten businesses that responded were facing significant challenges recruiting essential employees with sufficient skills and qualifications.

We are therefore supportive of the proposals to streamline the decision-making process, as delays within the dual permit and visa system were prohibitively impacting businesses. This move represents an important step to increasing our competitiveness and ensuring we stay agile in the global race for talent.”