TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY and Jobs Minister Richard Bruton have faced criticism for not bringing up human rights abuses in Gulf states during their visit to the region.
Minister Bruton said that a trade mission is ‘not the time or place’ to address the topic, adding that it has been raised at EU level.
But Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International said there are “very, very grave concerns in relation to the treatment of migrant workers” in Qatar.
So far, the trade mission has led to business contacts worth €25 million.
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