O'Dea proposes bill on entrepreneur visas

Fianna Fáil jobs spokesperson Willie O'Dea today published a bill which calls for immigrant visas to be provided to skilled professionals and graduates to set up a business in Ireland.

Fianna Fáil jobs spokesperson Willie O'Dea today published a bill which calls for immigrant visas to be provided to skilled professionals and graduates to set up a business in Ireland.

The Entrepreneur Visa Bill 2012 would see visas issued for a period of two years in order to establish a business and create jobs in the country.

“This legislation is targeted at skilled workers and graduates in science, technology, maths and engineering," Deputy O’Dea said.

“The Bill establishes three types of visas an Entrepreneur Visa, a Graduate Entrepreneur Visa and an Executive Entrepreneur Visa," he explained.

"The qualifying criteria for each are focussed specifically at creating an environment where professionals and graduates from abroad see Ireland as a country where they can put their ideas to the test in the marketplace."

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