Press Centre - 2008

MRCI and ICTU Call on Government to Fast Track the Employment Law Compliance Bill and End Exploitation of Workers

Press Release: 2 December 2008  Responding to RTE’s Prime Time Investigates programme highlighting the exploitation of migrant workers, the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI), and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), called for the government to make protection of workers
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Migrants contribute over €3.7 billion annually to Irish economy

PRESS RELEASE: 25 November 2008 Figures compiled by Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) show that migrant workers contribute billions to the Irish economy in a variety of ways.  Estimates from MRCI indicate the following annual contributions of migrant workers: €1.5 billion
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Migrant Rights Centre Ireland Calls on Irish Government to Allow Migrant Workers from Bulgaria and Romania to Access the Labour Market

PRESS RELEASE: 17 November 2008 Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) today called on the Irish government to respect one of the founding principles of the EU – free movement for all EU citizens.  Director of the MRCI, Siobhán O’Donoghue, stated: “not
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Migrant Rights Centre Ireland Welcomes the Support of Katie Ford in Highlighting the Problem of Trafficking at Ford Supermodel Irish Final

PRESS RELEASE: 17 November 2008   Speaking ahead of the event, Director of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) Siobhán O’Donoghue warmly welcomed the initiative taken by Katie Ford and Anti-Slavery International in highlighting this international problem on this occasion. Speaking
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MRCI Addresses Global Migration Forum in Philippines

PRESS RELEASE: 29 October 2008  MRCI Addresses Global Migration Forum in Philippines, Calling on Irish Government to Ensure Human Rights for Migrant Workers are at Heart of International Migration Talks  “International efforts to maximise the benefits of migration and development are
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