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In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins
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In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins

May 1st 2021, 5:37 PM 16,726 Views 53 Comments

In a video address, he called for carers to be recognised as essential in the post-pandemic world.

Calls for doctors, nurses and trainee paramedics to be allowed continue with their driving lessons
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Calls for doctors, nurses and trainee paramedics to be allowed continue with their driving lessons

Mar 18th 2021, 4:29 PM 16,949 Views 16 Comments

There is a huge backlog for both theory tests and driving tests.

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
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MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 48,018 Views 59 Comments

Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.

Some essential workers are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, says ESRI
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Some essential workers are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, says ESRI

Jul 28th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,011 Views 7 Comments

The report was compiled through data from the Labour Force Survey and the Healthy Ireland Survey.

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'
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Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

Jun 12th 2020, 12:28 PM 15,315 Views 56 Comments

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase
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SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase

May 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 27,077 Views 13 Comments

A new Employment Regulation Order for contract cleaners was delayed by the Covid-19 outbreak.

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow
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The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow

May 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 21,325 Views 34 Comments

The Keelings workers controversy has thrown a spotlight on a complex corner of Irish food production.

Businesses told to check 'essential workers' list again as some may have closed in error
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Businesses told to check 'essential workers' list again as some may have closed in error

May 2nd 2020, 5:45 PM 72,111 Views 45 Comments

Minister Heather Humphreys said some businesses may have closed when there was no need to.

'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins
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'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins

Apr 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 19,707 Views 55 Comments

Foreign supply chain anxiety could increase the need for the harvest season to run smoothly.

Keelings controversy: Taoiseach says workers resident in Ireland may be called upon to pick summer crops
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Keelings controversy: Taoiseach says workers resident in Ireland may be called upon to pick summer crops

Apr 20th 2020, 2:30 PM 110,202 Views 211 Comments

Keelings Fruit flew 189 workers from Bulgaria to Ireland last week to pick fruit.

'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers
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'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers

Apr 18th 2020, 8:30 AM 130,898 Views 135 Comments

Grass will not be able to be cut if allowed to grow for weeks on end, it has been warned.