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Meat industry representatives: unfair to characterise sector as being based on low pay for workers. File photograph: Bloomberg

Meat industry representatives have taken issue with suggstions that their sector is highly profitable and say it is unfair to characterise it as being(...)

Rosderra Irish Meats plant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where, according to Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley had 140 workers were out sick and 120 had tested positive in April. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

Migrant meat plant workers have been “frightened and angry” over the lack of safety measures to protect against Covid-19 in their workplaces, accordin(...)

The Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland  is calling for assurances that no undocumented person will be issued with a deportation order as a result of coming forward for medical care for coronavirus. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Concerns are increasing among up to 20,000 undocumented migrants about being deported if they seek healthcare during the coronavirus outbreak. The Mi(...)

Jo, originally from Malaysia, posts her selfie online on Friday to raise awareness for the undocumented in Ireland. ‘I’m in Ireland for 15 years as a childminder.  I want the Irish Government to know I live here, work here and belong here.’

Undocumented migrants in Ireland have called on the Government to remember “the other undocumented” in Ireland as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pleads the ca(...)

 The €4,947 award by the Labour Court more than triples the €1,444 award made by a Workplace Relations Commission adjudication officer. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Labour Court has found that a Dublin couple made an unlawful demand of €510 from their Brazilian au pair when she told them that she was leaving h(...)

Steve Conneely of the Maria Magdalena III fishing vessel, with Ernest Okutu. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Migrant crew members on Irish fishing vessels are subject to discrimination, exploitation, verbal and physical abuse and “severe underpayment”, accord(...)

Prof Conor Gearty said  the British push for Brexit was “heading catastrophically over a cliff”. Photograph: Getty Images

There will be a hard Brexit for reasons including there is “no functioning British government” and the DUP’s hold over that government, a leading huma(...)

Some 33% of the 30 workers interviewed by the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland had experienced ‘verbal and/or physical abuse’. File photograph: Chris Furlong/Getty Images

A survey of Filipino and Egyptian crew working on Irish fishing vessels found that just over 41 per cent had experienced discriminatory behaviour and (...)

A child holds a placard reading “Open the border” during a demonstration in support of refugees and migrants  in Athens, Greece,  late in August. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has no control over where almost €23 million in funding for the controversial EU-Turkey migration deal ends up, Fianna Fáil’s foreign a(...)

At the heart of the minimum-wage debate is whether employees deserve a share of a recovering economy, or whether in the wake the Brexit vote the key job now is to protect employment. Photograph: iStock

Two issues have reignited Ireland’s debate about the minimum wage. First, the Low Pay Commission, whose job it is to recommend what the hourly rate(...)

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