Employment Permits Act 2003

F16 [ Supplemental provisions in relation to section 2 .

2A

2A. (1) Notwithstanding subsection (10) of that section, section 2 does not apply to

( a ) a national of the Republic of Bulgaria or Romania who falls within the second or third subparagraph of paragraph 2 of Annex VI of the Treaty of Accession with the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania,

( b ) a person, whatever his or her nationality, who falls within paragraph 8 of that Annex.

(2) Irrespective of whether the person falls within the second or third subparagraph of paragraph 2 of Annex VI of the Treaty of Accession with the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania, section 2 does not apply to a national of the Republic of Bulgaria or Romania on and from the expiration of

( a ) unless paragraph ( b ) applies, 5 years from the date that the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania become members of the European Union (the accession date ), or

( b ) if at, or during the 2 months before, the end of the period of 5 years referred to in paragraph ( a ) an order under subsection (1) of section 3A is revoked by a subsequent order under that subsection, 7 years from the accession date.

(3) In this section Treaty of Accession with the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania means the Treaty concerning the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union signed at Luxembourg on the 25th day of April 2005. ]

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Inserted (1.01.2007) by Employment Permits Act 2006 (16/2006), s. 3(c), S.I. No. 682 of 2006.