Limerick TD questions anomaly in issuing PPS numbers

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Limerick Rural Independent TD Richard O'Donoghue

FOREIGN students studying in Ireland wishing to take up employment are waiting months to be issued with PPS numbers while Ukrainian refugees are issued with PPS numbers when they arrive in Ireland.

That’s according to Limerick Rural Independent TD Richard O’Donoghue who asked Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys the reason for the anomaly.

Minister Humphreys told him that a Personal Public Service Number (PPSN) may be required for various reasons, not just employment.

“If the Deputy is aware of any individual case where an applicant is waiting that long, I would ask that he forward the details of the case to my Department and it will be examined,” she added.