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Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained medical staff

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here. Ireland’s increasing need for doctors is mainly being met by employing foreign-trained doctors, according to a new report from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Research carried … Continue reading

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Limerick mayor hopeful under fire for comments on immigrants claiming social welfare

A Fine Gael councillor has been accused of engaging in “dog whistle” politics after it was reported locally that he made comments  suggesting an influx of Eastern Europeans see Ireland as an easy target to claim social welfare benefits. Stephen … Continue reading

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Immigrant rights organisations say ruling is ‘unqualified good news’

Immigrant Council says work ban impacts on self-esteem, mental health and on children. A ruling by the Supreme Court that a ban on asylum seekers working is unconstitutional has been hailed as “unqualified good news” by immigrant rights organisations. On … Continue reading

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Ban on asylum seekers seeking employment unconstitutional, says Supreme Court

A Burmese man who spent eight years in direct provision has unanimously won his Supreme Court appeal over the legal ban preventing him from working. In a significant decision, the seven judge Supreme Court today unanimously found in favour of … Continue reading

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School teachers call for more English language support for migrants

Primary teachers and principals are concerned that there is not enough English language support being given to immigrant children in schools. Teaching English to migrant families, who are not fluent, is seen as a crucial part of integration. The Government’s … Continue reading

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Hungarian couple charged with trafficking woman to NI for prostitution

A man and woman have appeared in court charged with trafficking a 29-year-old Hungarian woman into Northern Ireland and forcing her into prostitution. The 29-year-old woman was rescued from her alleged captors during a police operation in Co Tyrone on … Continue reading

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A quarter of Irish fishing vessels caught with illegal workers

A QUARTER OF Irish fishing vessels that were inspected by the state were caught with illegal workers on board last year, new figures show. The investigation comes amid claims that a system for giving permits to fishing workers from outside … Continue reading

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