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UNHCR welcomes Irish decision to opt into EU Law on right to work for asylum-seekers

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has welcomed the government’s decision to bring Ireland into line with the European Union (EU) law that regulates the provision of accommodation to asylum-seekers, and provides for the right to work where they do not … Continue reading

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Adults in direct provision ‘to be allowed to work’

    Adults in direct provision will soon have access to the labour market, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. He said residents had been given access to the services of the Ombudsman and the Ombudsman for Children, which … Continue reading

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Census shows 535,475 foreign nationals from 200 countries are living in Ireland

The number of people in Ireland who hold dual Irish nationality has increased by nearly 90 per cent over the last five years, with people from the US, the UK and Poland most likely to identify as dual Irish nationals, … Continue reading

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Ireland struggling to provide services for refugees

The Government is experiencing an “inability” to find accommodation to house people caught up in the mass migration crisis and providing them with the necessary services is emerging as a “very significant issue”. The Department of Justice’s Irish Refugee Protection … Continue reading

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Uncommon for illegal workers to be prosecuted

A new report on illegal employment in Ireland has found that illegal non-EU workers are common in child and elderly care and the catering industry. The ESRI published new research today examining the illegal employment of non-EU nationals in Ireland. … Continue reading

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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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