Aoife Smith

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Maria Jikijela, co-founder and director of The Great Care Co-op. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland’s first carers’ co-operative, founded and led by migrant women, will provide “quality care and quality jobs” in a way profit-based agencies ca(...)

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Almost four in five of all au pairs in Ireland have no written contract, according to the Migrants Rights Council of Ireland (MRCI). A survey of 554(...)

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(...)

Kathleen Lynskey with her children, Simon (left), Timmy (centre) and Liam, and Spanish au pair Noelia Herrero Vazquez. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Shortly before Spanish law student Agueda Palomino finished as an au pair in Co Galway last year, she suggested to the mother of the three children sh(...)

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(...)