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16 April 2020 – Ireland

The Irish Department of Justice and Equality announced that all immigration permits due to expire between 20.03.2020 and 20.05.2020 are to be automatically renewed for a period of two months. In addition, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection introduced a Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, accessible to all workers irrespective of legal status. The Department also confirmed that “there are no plans in place to share any data [received] as part of an immigrant’s application for a Covid-19 Unemployment Payment with the National Immigration Bureau (GNID) or the Department of Justice and Equality.