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I was in a taxi driven by a black taxi driver who had a crash and then jumped out and ran away. The police can’t find him. My question is, are foreign nationals allowed work while seeking immigration status?

The answer to this question is yes, if they have a work permit.

 

On a side note (and I suspect this may be implicit in the question) if this listener was injured, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland would provide the compensation that the listener would be entitled to recover if there was proper insurance in place. 

 

The listener, if injured in the crash, should see their solicitor as soon s possible about filing a case against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland.

 

FOOTNOTE: During the programme a listener sent a text complaining that the law is geared to insuring the uninsured for free with law abiding driving paying for their crimes. The listener concluded that this further proof that we live in a sad little country.

 

REPLY: The Motor Insrrer's Bureau of Ireland was set up to protect the victims and not the uninsured. If someone is hit (say) by a drunk driver it shouldn't left to chance that redress for the victim depends solely on the drunk having or not having cover. The MIBI scheme is, in otherwords victim focused and the MIBI can and do claim their payouts from the personal assets of the un-insured.

 

This system is EU wide and there is a recent directive requiring further expansion of the scheme in the interests of victims.

 

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