Between January 2009 and December 2015, 417 victims of human trafficking were reported to or detected by gardaí.  Reasons for trafficking include for sexual exploitation and for labour, for sectors such as domestic, home care, farm and fishery work, and for criminal activity such as cannabis-growing. File photograph: Getty Images

People who pay for prostitutes bear “responsibility for the lives stolen by trafficking”, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said. Launching(...)

Minister for Justice and  Equality Frances Fitzgerald has estimated that more than 4,000 people will be denied entry to Ireland in 2016. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The number of foreigners blocked at Irish air and sea ports is set to more than double this year when compared to 2013, according to new figures from (...)

Muhammed Younis, who won a Supreme Court judgment for €90,000 against his former employer in Dublin, participating in Migrant Rights Centre Ireland protest outside the Dáil last year. File  photograph: Alan Betson

Over one-quarter of employment disputes at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) have involved cases taken by foreign nationals, new figures have r(...)

Migrant workers are helping people to die with dignity but they are not being afforded dignity themselves. Photograph: Thinkstock

Eunice is on call around the clock, working five days and five nights a week in an elderly couple’s private home as a carer for a woman who uses a whe(...)

The launch of Labour of Love, a new campaign focusing on the rights of workers in private homes across Ireland. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Au pairs across Ireland are working up to 70 hours a week for as little as €80, a new alliance of au pairs and other domestic workers has said. The L(...)

New guidelines have been published to ensure migrant workers in embassies are paid minimum wage. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland (MRCI) has welcomed guidelines which aim to give greater protection to domestic workers employed by embassies and(...)

“Maria”: “I didn’t know what to do.’ Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘Maria”, from west Africa, has recently come out of the longest case of domestic slavery to have come to light here. She has asked that her name not b(...)