Increase, our economy relies on businesses hiring the highest skilled workers at the lowest cost
Decrease, and the government should provide more incentives to prepare our citizens for these jobs
Decrease, companies are currently taking advantage of this program to decrease wages

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Increase, in line with evident skills shortages, but ONLY if the capacity of public services are increased for the increased population


We should be making this country worth while to stay and work in for our own. Ireland is one of the top countries in terms of skill level. Irish tradesmen are exceptional but the government are driving them to find better places to make better lives through the rising cost of living and lack of housing. We work to live, not live to work.

 @9JJWFYQ answered…3mos3MO

We should first address the mass migration of our own (mainly young) talented and skilled workers before any decision is made on this. In the meantime, increase to address these needs... and only once the housing crises has been resolved.


Increase, but uphold a level of background checking as our country's safety is the upmost priority over full economic employment


The right of naturalised citizens to hold a second or more passports should be cancelled , any person not giving up their second citizenship should have their Irish citizenship cancelled and be deported


Personally believe we should stop being so greedy and looking to constantly expand to a late stage capitalist country , we should be happy with what we have and live quality lives . We are 100 years most freedom where our culture was washed out for 700 years yet people use Ireland for financial reasoning , I don’t feel like we have much culture or we had much time to recover our culture