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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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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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121,100 immigrants granted citizenship from 2005 to 2015

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS that the number of people who were granted Irish citizenship in 2015 was almost half that of the peak in 2012. Some 121,100 people became Irish citizens through naturalisation between 2005 and the end of 2015 according … Continue reading

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Pro migrant group criticise Gov integration plan

A national action plan against racism is “vital” if Ireland is to avoid “sleep walking into a racist and segregated society,” a prominent expert on the issue has warned. Shane O’Curry, director of the European Network Against Racism Ireland, was … Continue reading

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Government wants 1% of civil service to be made up of immigrants in new integration strategy

A WIDE-RANGE of measures are being introduced to make Ireland a more welcoming place to migrants, it has been announced. Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, along with Integration Minister David Stanton, unveiled the the framework for Government action on migrant integration from … Continue reading

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