Immigration Law at Shannons

Shannons IMMIGRATION LAW Department is headed by Orla Martin Barrister. She was admitted to practice at the Irish Bar in 1994 and has over a decade of experience in the area of immigration, including as a legal adviser to Government departments.

Orla can represent you in all Immigration matters and can be contacted at

All foreign nationals (that is all non-Irish citizens) are broadly speaking divided into two general categories: –

  1. EU nationals, EEA and Swiss nationals or persons with rights of free movement, and
  2. What are generally referred to as “Third Country Nationals” being persons who are not EU, EEA or Swiss nationals.

Broadly speaking these align with the categories of persons who are (a) visa expempt and, (b) visa required.

Very distinctly different sets of rules apply dependent upon which category you may fall into.

Pesrons may be eligible to reside and, possibly work, in Ireland on a variety of basis dependent upon their individual circumstances, for example, Citizenship, EU Treaty Rights, Long Term residence, Refugee or Subsidiary Protection Declaration, Work Permit, Irish Born Child Residency Scheme or Family Reunification.

At Shannons Solicitors we have the expertise to answer any queries you may have, assist you in any application you may wish to make and, to generally guide you through which ever part of the Irish immigration or asylum system you may be involved in.

Immigration News and Updates

Visa Applications

Visa Applications

An interesting Visa application case was recently decided in the High Court and the Court’s decision should have been front page news because it said so much about the Immigration system in Ireland.  The case is called  Sadiq, Usman and Zareen Taj and ors...