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 (...)

Bernadette Opalla, from the Philippines, at the launch of a report, entitled All Work and Low Pay: The Experience of Migrants Working in Ireland,   by the Migrants Rights Centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A new crime of “wage theft” should be introduced to ensure employers who do not pay workers their wages are held accountable, the president o(...)

Union Hall in west Cork. Photograph: Irlchrism/Wikimedia Commons

Gardaí on Wednesday arrested an Egyptian fisherman in west Cork for failing to produce identification and work permit papers. The arrest came as a new(...)

A section of the crowd gathered at the Famine Memorial on Custom House Quay in solidarity  with people seeking refuge in Europe.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Up to 1,000 people gathered in Dublin today to express solidarity with people seeking refuge in Europe. Protesters heard calls for the Government to (...)

Staff of the Paris Bakery in Moore St protesting outside the premises. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland (MRCI) has described as “appalling” the treatment of workers at the Paris Bakery, a highly acclaimed restaurant o(...)