Since the 6th of March 2019, spouses and partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit holders and Researchers under a Hosting Agreement have been able to access the Irish labour market without the need to obtain an employment permit. This important change means that there is now a pool of talent in the Irish labour market that is available to employers with immediate effect. If you are an employer, I would encourage you to become familiar with this change in particular. Further information on this change is available on the INIS website here: