You’re comparing some nurses doing their jobs to Japanese pensioners sacrificing their lives to almost certainly die from radiation poisoning? Not really comparable, is it?
Was waiting for that…
How many medical personnel have died in Europe due to Covid19?
I find your response callous, myopic, uninformed and entitled.
In hindsight my comment is quite harsh. My apologies if I’ve offended anyone.
We only have half a million on the dole, but the open borders agenda can never be tempered
Coalition of firms and unions calls for regularisation of undocumented workers
Open letter to FG and FF highlights importance of those who are undocumented, many of whom are in frontline sectors
A coalition of business leaders, trade unions and community groups is calling for the “urgent regularisation” of undocumented workers, many of whom are in frontline essential sectors.
In an open letter to Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, the main parties expected to form the next government, the 21 national organisations – including Chambers Ireland, the Restaurant Association of Ireland, Family Carers Ireland, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland – say “now, more than ever, the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that we are dependent on each other”.
“Undocumented workers have stepped up and continue to work providing essential services in this crisis. They are working in sectors where Ireland needs workers right now – in elder care, healthcare, retail, cleaning, food processing, agriculture and fishing.”
These workers “remain on the margins”, they add. “Providing a pathway for children, young people and workers who are ‘undocumented’ to regularise their status must now form part of [a] new programme for government.”
How the Unions can put their name to issues like this never ceases to amaze me. It’s clearly keeping labour costs down and hurting job prospects for their members…but the ideology must win out.
Papers yesterday also had a request from the Farmers Associations looking to bring 1,500 farm workers in for the fruit/veg season from Romania/Eastern Europe.
It’s so pathetic, all you can do is laugh at the madness of it all.
Calling out the industry for what it is
Direct provision firms paid €1.3bn as former minister says system changes were blocked
By Aoife Moore, Daniel McConnell, Paul Hosford, and Ken Foxe
Private firms have been paid over €1.3bn to provide direct provision accommodation, with several contractors earning more than €100m from the taxpayer.
Figures obtained by the Irish Examiner from the Department of Justice reveal that the Government spend on direct provision, introduced as a temporary solution in 2000, has more than doubled in the past five years from €53.2m in 2014 to €130m in 2019.
The revelations come as former Labour minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin claims he faced strong resistance to delivering change to the direct provision system when in office.
As of March 1, 5,645 people were being accommodated in the 39 direct provision centres nationwide.
Today, for the first time, we publish the total amount of monies paid to private operators since the system began in 2000 and reveal the identities of the biggest earners who have rolling contracts with the State.
- The largest earner in terms of government-contracted accommodation is Mosney Holiday PLC. Director Phelim McCloskey and his wife Elizabeth are the owners of the former Butlin’s holiday camp, and were paid just under €140m between 2000 and 2018. In 2019, they were paid a further €10.8m;
- East Coast Catering, owned by Canada-based Irishman Patrick O’Callaghan, running direct provision centres in Dublin and Dundalk, was paid €130m up to 2018 and received a further €11m in 2019;
- Bridgestock Ltd, which has housed more than 500 asylum seekers in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo, and in Sligo was paid €109,457,663 between 2002 and 2017 and a further €7m in 2019.
- Millstreet Equestrian Services, with an address in Tipperary, provides accommodation under the direct provision system in Cork, Tipperary, and Waterford, with directors listed as Noel C Duggan and Thomas A Duggan. The company was paid €77,244,129 by the State from 2000 to 2017. In 2019, it was paid a further €11.6m.
The full cost of running the facilities will vary from centre to centre, depending on capacity, among other factors, and are tendered out to other operators, meaning the bill for the direct provision system is much higher than €1.3bn.
Store-risk metrics include average store compensation, average total store sales, and a “diversity index” that represents the racial and ethnic diversity of every store. Stores at higher risk of unionizing have lower diversity and lower employee compensation, as well as higher total store sales and higher rates of workers’ compensation claims, according to the documents.
Locals take legal action to close direct provision centre in Cahersiveen
105 people seeking international protection were transferred to centre during pandemic
Legal proceedings are being taken by locals in Cahersiveen to shut down the direct provision centre to which 105 people seeking international protection were transferred during the pandemic.
The matter is to come before the Circuit Court in Tralee next week.
Ciaran Quinlan of Renard, Cahersiveen has instructed solicitor Padraig O’Connell to proceed to take an injunction against the operator of the centre at the Skellig Star Hotel, the solicitor has confirmed.
It is expected other individuals and business people in Cahersiveen will join in the proceedings, Mr O’Connell said.
Residents of the centre as well as local people have been campaigning to close it down. At least 25 people within the centre have now tested positive for Covid-19 since arriving in Cahersiveen.
We’ve lost France. Who’s next I wonder? Will Ireland have a similar problem in ten or twenty years now that the traitorous Irish government have opened their borders to the 3rd World?
UK and Sweden.
Jean Dussine, president of the association for the assistance of migrants was murdered on May 12th, I stopped laughing only to wonder what he might have done to enrage the young “Afghan”. I’m sure it will remain a mystery
Can’t disparage the Farage. The man goes out there. Shows what is happening.
Giving legal status to 17,000 migrants discussed at talks
Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and the Greens are discussing plans to give up to 17,000 undocumented migrants legal status in Ireland as part of their programme for government talks.
The parties are in talks to establish a regularisation scheme for undocumented migrants in Ireland. Under draft plans, the criteria for a such a scheme would be set out, subject to it being compliant with EU and Common Travel Area obligations, within 18 months of the new government taking office.
While there has been no final agreement, a source involved in the talks said a commitment to setting up a scheme would be a “big win” for migrants’ rights campaigners.
Fianna Fáil and the Greens have previously supported calls for a regularisation scheme for the estimated 15,000-17,000 undocumented people in Ireland, including 2,000-3,000 of these who are children.
Fine Gael has been more sceptical of such a measure, previously arguing it could have “unintended and expensive consequences”.
ts manifesto said it would work to identify “appropriate legal pathways” for the undocumented to regularise their status.
A second source involved in the discussions said the current Covid emergency would be the ideal time to set up a scheme as these migrants cannot leave the country at present. Undocumented migrants are typically those who have arrived on a time-limited visa but who remained in the State after it expired.
The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) says 93pc of undocumented migrants are in work, including as many as 29pc who work as carers.
They really really are going for it.
How do you take over a a state, a country and a people?
Simples, the modern method is to tell everyone to stay inside or else they will die or kill other people an if you do not behave, you will die or be arrested.
Pay the population off with fiat money to take back later in tax. While enacting draconian laws suspending constitutional liberties, ending the republic in all but name, attempt things that you would never get a mandate for all in the name of the “crisis”, such as, bringing in more social-troops under the rainbow banner of State administered Love… that’s all a bit mad Ted, sounds too much like a conspiracy theory!!!.
No wonder Peolosi came over to talk to the Dail and Varadkar met Obama in secret. Ireland is the Democratic party model and wet dream.
Welcome to the final stage of the Globalist Coup Ireland, you’re being Kung Flu’d.
Well Charlie has lost his Citizenship ceremonies. For now.
Got to keep the numbers flowing ya know, cha ching
I’d bet good money that those figures are being deliberately understated and the actual numbers are north of double that…40,000 approx
Exactly, and there is no need to be so pessimistic ya freakin’ conservative, at least 100,000!
Car-chung ca-Ching Ching!
However, dealing with the thin-end-wedge figures of 17K, min hit to exchequer in a year, ballpark, probably €1Bn potential when they all load onto the welfare system, from that base adding in family reunification jive-o potential it’s Goodbye Goodbye O! Goodbye Goodbye O! Crying Racists and Bigots, Goodbye Goodbye O .
Wake up Paddy. Your kids and grandkids will be a (hated and oppressed?) minority in their own country by 2050.
Complaint made over Healy Rae link to direct provision hotel
A complaint has been lodged with the clerk of the Dáil over the failure of Michael Healy Rae to declare his interest in the company that ran the hotel in Caherciveen, Co Kerry at the centre of the controversy about a direct provision centre.
The Kerry TD had a 25% share in a company, the Skellig Hotel Experience, that held the lease to the hotel in 2019. This company was sold to in December 2019 to businessman, Paul Collins, who runs three other direct provision centres. The Irish Examiner understands that Mr Healy Rae invested €25,000 in the Skellig Hotel Experience company in January 2019 for his shares.
The current complaint was lodged last week by film- maker and former general election candidate, Norma Burke, who laid out five grounds, including three allegations that he had not declared the grocery store company in earlier years and that he had made a false declaration in the 2018 register that he was director of the Skellig Hotel Experience.
She also complained that he had not declared his shareholding in the company if it exceeded the €13,000 threshold.
“Ethics in politics needs a major overhaul,” Ms Burke told the Irish Examiner.
“We were promised reform and we haven’t seen it and this is part of the culture.”
The Skellig Star Hotel has been at the centre of controversy since an outbreak of the Covid-19 virus there last month.
When the controversy arose, Mr Healy Rae initially declared he wasn’t involved in the leasing of the hotel in 2019 but he subsequently accepted that the Skellig Hotel Experience held the lease.
He has remained adamant that he had no knowledge that it would be converted to a direct provision centre.
On Wednesday, the Minister for Justice apologised to the people of Caherciveen over how the centre was opened.