Bricklayers and plasterers now eligible for employment permits

Under new changes to the employment permit system announced today (20 June 2022), bricklayers and plasterers are now eligible for employment permits.

This means that employers can now hire bricklayers and plasterers from outside of the European Union.

This will be of significant benefit to contractors in dealing with current labour shortages.

The type of permit to be provided will be a general employment permit.

In order to be successful, certain advertisements need to be carried out. Depending on the employees’ nationality, visa applications may also be necessary.

Employment Permit applications and visa applications are technical legal applications, and it is advisable that both employers and employees obtain legal advice well in advance of when they expect the worker to be in the State to ensure the process goes smoothly.

Please contact McGrath McGrane’s immigration law team at to find out more about this new development and how we can assist.

Contact Eoghan

Eoghan McMahon, solicitor, can assist you in all areas relating to immigration law in Ireland.

If you have a query you can contact him on:

Phone: +353 (0) 1 873 5012