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874. Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Justice if consideration has been given to introducing a digital nomad visa in Ireland as has been introduced in other EU countries; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41618/21]

Answer

Minister of State at the Department of Justice (Deputy James Browne): The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (DETE) has responsibility for labour market policy in the State.
In order to access the labour market in Ireland, a non-EEA national, unless they are exempted, must hold a valid Employment Permit, issued by DETE. This is the case for both visa required and non-visa required nationals. Where the person is visa required, they must apply for an employment visa from my Department before travelling to the State.
All immigration matters are kept under review. However, I can inform the Deputy that there are currently no plans to establish an additional visa along the lines suggested.