This is my first post, but I have been reading the topics and posts for the last 5months.
I have been waiting for my LTR since Feb this year, and have applied new work permit as I have to obtain valid workpermit until I get LTR.
Although my new workpermit will be the 7th one, I am not entitled to get Unlimited workpermit, because I had changed the employer before and this time, I have been made redundancy and I have just got a job offer.
So, this is going to be NEW permit.
If your employer doesn't want to pay the fee, but they still offer you the job, YOU can apply for renewal permit and pay the fee yourself.
This is what I have done for my new workpermit application this time.
Because I thought my new employer wouldn't have offered me the job if I had asked them to get workpermit for me.
http://www.entemp.ie/publications/labou ... itform.pdf
See the page 3 "Payment Details"