Ken Fleming

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Louise O’Keeffe who was abused by schoolteacher in the 1970s has spent 15 years trying to get justice for herself and other victims of school abuse. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Cork woman, Louise O’Keeffe is to be honoured for her work campaigning for justice for victims of child sexual abuse in Irish schools when she receive(...)

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(...)

Ken Fleming has worked to improve conditions for migrant fishermen. Photograph: iStock

A Dublin trade unionist has been honoured for his campaigning work against the exploitation of seafarers and migrant fishermen in Ireland and Britain (...)

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 (...)

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(...)

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board  is investigating the death of an Egyptian crewman on board an Irish fishing vessel off the southwest coast. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

An Garda Síochána and the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) have launched investigations into the death of an Egyptian crewman on board an Ir(...)

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 (...)

The use of illegal African and Asian migrant workers as cheap labour on board some Irish trawlers is a “national disgrace” and a blind eye has been turned to the practice for years, according to Ken Fleming of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF).

The use of illegal African and Asian migrant workers as cheap labour on board some Irish trawlers is a “national disgrace” and a blind eye has been tu(...)

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 (...)

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