Policy Briefing Papers

Response to proposed Au Pair Placement Bill 2016

Au pairs in Ireland – briefing paper July 2016 (pdf) A short briefing paper on the current situation of au pairs in Ireland, issues of serious concern in the proposed Au Pair Placement Bill 2016, and what should actually be done
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Migrant Workers in the Home Care Sector: Preparing for the Elder Boom in Ireland

Migrant Workers in the Home Care Sector – Preparing for the Elder Boom in Ireland As Ireland’s population ages, the provision of quality home care presents one of the most significant challenges for the state. The unregulated home care industry
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The Future Perspective of the Community Platform

The Community Platform is a network of 28 national networks and organisations working to address poverty, social exclusion, and inequality. Our objectives are to facilitate solidarity amongst the organisations involved, organise community sector participation in partnership arrangements with the State,
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Au Pairs in Ireland: Briefing Paper & Recommendations 2014

The gross underpayment and mistreatment of the au pair worker has emerged in recent years as a significant issue in Irish society. The lack of affordable and accessible childcare is driving the demand for flexible and cheap labour, which has
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Minding the Gap: Equality for Children of Non-EU Migrants Accessing Third Level in Ireland

2013 research & policy paper produced by MRCI. Over the past decade of inwards migration to Ireland, significant gaps in our immigration policies and procedures have made it difficult for children of non-EU migrants to secure citizenship. This continues to
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