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# essential workers

Last year
2022
State will pay €100,000 to families of healthcare workers who died of Covid
The HPSC reports that 22 healthcare workers have died having contracted Covid.
All time
In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins
In a video address, he called for carers to be recognised as essential in the post-pandemic world.
Calls for doctors, nurses and trainee paramedics to be allowed continue with their driving lessons
There is a huge backlog for both theory tests and driving tests.
MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
Billy Kelleher, Seán Kelly, and Ciarán Cuffe have written to Taoiseach Micheál Martin to ask for MEPs to be treated as essential workers for travel purposes.
Some essential workers are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, says ESRI
The report was compiled through data from the Labour Force Survey and the Healthy Ireland Survey.
Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'
A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.
SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase
A new Employment Regulation Order for contract cleaners was delayed by the Covid-19 outbreak.
The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow
The Keelings workers controversy has thrown a spotlight on a complex corner of Irish food production.
Businesses told to check 'essential workers' list again as some may have closed in error
Minister Heather Humphreys said some businesses may have closed when there was no need to.
'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins
Foreign supply chain anxiety could increase the need for the harvest season to run smoothly.
Keelings controversy: Taoiseach says workers resident in Ireland may be called upon to pick summer crops
Keelings Fruit flew 189 workers from Bulgaria to Ireland last week to pick fruit.
'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers
Grass will not be able to be cut if allowed to grow for weeks on end, it has been warned.