The International Transport Federation has called on Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to suspend a scheme allowing non-EEA fishermen to crew Irish boats. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

KITTY HOLLAND Social Affairs Correspondent Sixteen fishermen from outside the EU, who gardaí suspect have been trafficked for exploitation in the i(...)

From left, Noel  Adabblah, Joshua  Baafi, James Effirim and John Ninson have been taken into the care of the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Four Ghanaian men, whom gardaí believe may have been trafficked to work in the fishing industry, have been taken into the care of the State. The men(...)

Alvin Silangan, who lost most of a finger and broke another while working on a trawler on December 15th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is investigating an incident in which an undocumented Filipino fisherman lost most of a finger and broke another(...)

The Government’s system of permits for migrant fishing workers is “legitimising slavery”, a trade union official told a meeting in Liberty Hall. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government’s system of permits for migrant fishing workers is “legitimising slavery”, a trade union official told a meeting in Liberty Hall, Dubli(...)

Fishing boats tied up at Castletownbere, Co Cork: “Brexit should be used as an opportunity to renegotiate the entire Common Fisheries Policy.”

Picture postcard images of two Atlantic fishery harbours in the stillness of winter would suggest they have more to unite than divide them. In the S(...)

The Iver Ability in Dublin Bay, where it is anchored with a crew of 13. Photograph: David O’Brien/Afloat

Seafarers are used to spending Christmas at sea, but one ship’s complement in Irish waters will have a more unusual experience than most. Some 13 cr(...)

Former minister for the marine Simon Coveney: set up a  taskforce which initiated the Atypical Working Scheme for Non-European Economic Area Workers. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government’s new scheme to protect African, Filipino and other non-Europeans working on Irish fishing vessels from working long hours for low pay (...)

A passion for the sea and hard sleepless nights on a rolling platform are prerequisites among crew seeking a berth on a trawler. Photograph: EPA

Dangerous, dysfunctional and overregulated in parts: the fishing industry rarely makes headlines for any of the right reasons. A passion for the sea (...)

Minister for Marine Simon Coveney has said he is very concerned” about allegations made by the Guardian about the treatment of workers on board Irish fishing vessels, particularly in relation to their safety. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Minister for Marine Simon Coveney has said he is very concerned” about allegations made by the Guardian about the treatment of workers on board Irish (...)