With labour shortages at the lower-skilled end of the jobs market becoming apparent, the meat industry has to rely heavily on workers from outside the European Economic Area (the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway), for whom hundreds of permits are issued annually by the Government.
The Brexit crisis could be cooled somewhat if the EU and UK were to immediately extend a transit or connectivity accord beyond its expiry date at the end of December, the head of the Irish hauliers business group has said.
26,000 migrants here ‘have no papers’ and they work for much less than the minimum wage, with no access to social welfare or health care. They are filling labour market gaps and so the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland wants their status regularised.reports.
A 17-year-old whose family has been in the jarvey business for three generations has emerged as the winner of the only horse and carriage hackney licence to be publicly advertised in the town’s recent history.
British Prime Minister Theresa May could have accidentally triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which allows member states to leave the EU, according to a legal challenge due to begin in the Irish High Court this month.