Tag Archives: Unemployment

Catholics face higher unemployment than Protestants in Northern Ireland

Catholics have generally experienced higher rates of unemployment than Protestants in Northern Ireland over the last 14 years, though the difference between the two rates has decreased over the period. In 1992 the unemployment rate was nine per cent for Protestants and … Continue reading

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Asylum seekers waiting nine months for decision on status to be allowed to work

Asylum seekers who have not had a decision on their status within nine months of applying will be allowed to work. The Minister for Justice has announced sweeping reforms of the immigration system on foot of a Supreme Court ruling. … Continue reading

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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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