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# essential-workers - Saturday 1 May, 2021

In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins
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In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins

May 1st 2021, 5:37 PM 16,737 Views 53 Comments

In a video address, he called for carers to be recognised as essential in the post-pandemic world.

# essential-workers - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Calls for doctors, nurses and trainee paramedics to be allowed continue with their driving lessons
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Calls for doctors, nurses and trainee paramedics to be allowed continue with their driving lessons

Mar 18th 2021, 4:29 PM 16,958 Views 16 Comments

There is a huge backlog for both theory tests and driving tests.

# essential-workers - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland
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MEPs ask Taoiseach to allow Covid testing as replacement for quarantine on return to Ireland

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 48,023 Views 59 Comments

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.

# essential-workers - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Some essential workers are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, says ESRI
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Some essential workers are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, says ESRI

Jul 28th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,013 Views 7 Comments

The report was compiled through data from the Labour Force Survey and the Healthy Ireland Survey.

# essential-workers - Friday 12 June, 2020

Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'
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Covid-19 has made low-paid jobs 'worse for workers but more valuable to society'

Jun 12th 2020, 12:28 PM 15,322 Views 56 Comments

A new paper calls on policymakers to ‘transform’ precarious and low-paid jobs.

# essential-workers - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase
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# Essential Workers

SIPTU calls on cleaning companies to honour 'agreed' 40 cent per hour pay increase

May 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 27,132 Views 13 Comments

A new Employment Regulation Order for contract cleaners was delayed by the Covid-19 outbreak.

# essential-workers - Sunday 3 May, 2020

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow
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# Essential Workers

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow

May 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 21,353 Views 34 Comments

The Keelings workers controversy has thrown a spotlight on a complex corner of Irish food production.

# essential-workers - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Businesses told to check 'essential workers' list again as some may have closed in error
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Businesses told to check 'essential workers' list again as some may have closed in error

May 2nd 2020, 5:45 PM 72,112 Views 45 Comments

Minister Heather Humphreys said some businesses may have closed when there was no need to.

# essential-workers - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins
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'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins

Apr 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 19,719 Views 55 Comments

Foreign supply chain anxiety could increase the need for the harvest season to run smoothly.

# essential-workers - Monday 20 April, 2020

Keelings controversy: Taoiseach says workers resident in Ireland may be called upon to pick summer crops
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# Essential Workers

Keelings controversy: Taoiseach says workers resident in Ireland may be called upon to pick summer crops

Apr 20th 2020, 2:30 PM 110,217 Views 211 Comments

Keelings Fruit flew 189 workers from Bulgaria to Ireland last week to pick fruit.

# essential-workers - Saturday 18 April, 2020

'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers
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# Covid-19

'They won't be able to cut the grass in a few weeks': Calls for landscapers to be made essential workers

Apr 18th 2020, 8:30 AM 130,944 Views 135 Comments

Grass will not be able to be cut if allowed to grow for weeks on end, it has been warned.