Tag Archives: Unemployment

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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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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