Tag Archives: Unemployment

Ban preventing asylum seekers from working to be declared unconstitutional in February

The Supreme Court will declare the ban preventing asylum seekers from working here unconstitutional in February. The five-judge court told lawyers for the State that it would make the declaration on 9 February, regardless of the progress the State has made in … Continue reading

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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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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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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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