Migrant Rights Centre deals with 180 forced labour cases in six years

The protection of victims of human trafficking in Ireland will today be addressed by the EU's Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinator.

The protection of victims of human trafficking in Ireland will today be addressed by the EU's Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinator.

Myria Vassiliadou is in Dublin to meet with a number of Ireland's Non-Governmental Organisations.

Failure to identify victims and a lack of prosecutions are also on the agenda for today's meeting.

Grainne O'Toole from the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland has said the situation in Ireland is worse than people realise.

Ms O'Toole said: "On a labour exploitation side Migrant Rights Centre Ireland have dealt with more than 180 cases of forced labour over the last six years.

"We have formally complained to gardaí of 22 cases of this cohort and nobody has been prosecuted on the forced labour side."

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