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# slavery - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics

The song features the lyrics: “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.”

# slavery - Friday 29 November, 2019

FactCheck: No, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were not sold as slaves in the 17th century

Posts on social media have stated that Irish ‘slaves’ were treated as poorly as African slaves during this period.

# slavery - Friday 30 August, 2019

Woman who held pensioner as slave and forced her to sleep in outhouse jailed in England

The victim, now aged 74, has learning difficulties.

# slavery - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Officers leading black man by a rope in Texas sparks outrage

Police said Donald Neely should have been taken to the station in a police car but only mounted officers were available.

# slavery - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

'A moral imperative' Divisive slavery reparations hearing takes place in the US

The idea that the descendants of US slaves should be compensated has proven controversial.

# slavery - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Man arrested in Belfast under suspicion of human trafficking for purposes of domestic servitude

A 25-year-old woman was also arrested today in Scotland as part of the operation.

# slavery - Saturday 5 May, 2018

From The Daily Edge Kanye's been invited to some former slave ports after his dodgy comments this week Kanye

Kanye's been invited to some former slave ports after his dodgy comments this week

Let’s just say it wasn’t a friendly invitation.

# slavery - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Kanye West criticised by musicians and fans for calling slavery 'a choice'

A TMZ employee told the rapper he was “disappointed, appalled and hurt” by his comments.

# slavery - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Some foreign nationals in Ireland work in 'conditions that are close to slavery'

The head of the Workplace Relations Commission spoke to Newstalk about strikes, the ‘gig economy’ and a Supreme Court ruling.

# slavery - Saturday 19 August, 2017

Call for Tuam Town Hall to remove memorial to Irish Confederate major

Shaun Cunniffe said that the plaque should be removed to a museum so that people can discuss the issues around it.

# slavery - Friday 11 August, 2017

UK family enslaved addicts and people with disabilities 'to fund lavish lifestyle'

At least 18 victims had been working for the family for up to 26 years for little or no pay.

# slavery - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Migrants trying to reach Europe being sold as slaves for as little as €200

The slaves are forced to call their families, and beaten while on the phone, to get money demanded for their freedom.

# slavery - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Five people are up in court in Meath today in a suspected case of slavery

The extensive operation was launched after gardaí received reports of people being falsely imprisoned at a house in Navan.

# slavery - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

FactCheck: No, "Irish slaves" did NOT build the White House

FactCheck debunks a false claim that has gone viral after a major speech by Michelle Obama, last night.

# slavery - Friday 1 July, 2016

The majority of child trafficking victims in this country last year were Irish

A US government report was critical of Ireland’s system, which it says is failing to identify trafficking victims.

# slavery - Sunday 5 June, 2016

'A wake-up call': There are 800 people living in modern slavery in Ireland

This figure has more than doubled in the last two years.

# slavery - Monday 4 April, 2016

Survivors of Nepal earthquake 'being sold as child slaves in UK'

Children are said to be exchanging hands for as little as €6,500.

# slavery - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

This book about George Washington's happy looking slaves has been pulled from the shelves

A Birthday Cake for George Washington has raised questions about depictions of slavery.

# slavery - Monday 7 December, 2015

Doctor and his wife who kept man as a slave jailed for 12 years

They called the man a “parasite” and made him be their “house boy”.

# slavery - Friday 4 December, 2015

Man who kept Irish woman and two others as 'slaves' found guilty of false imprisonment and rape

He was also found guilty of child cruelty and sexual offences spanning more than 30 years.

# slavery - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years

Dr Emmanuel Edet engaged in charity work for children in the developing world, while keeping a Nigerian “house boy” trapped in his home.

# slavery - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Man at centre of London slavery case 'forced woman to perform sex acts'

“I know he is there. And I want him to hear it. I loathe him so much”.

# slavery - Friday 6 November, 2015

Life sentence for woman who kept disabled people in a 'dungeon' and collected their welfare

“There is no penalty that is too harsh for the people that did this. The word horrific is not sufficient.”

# slavery - Monday 16 February, 2015

'You guys used to be slaves': Police investigate 'racist' video filmed on London Tube

A woman has now come forward to speak to police about the incident.

# slavery - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Trapped over a €300 debt - the lives of Pakistan's slaves

“I’ve spent the last 40-odd years in this grind, sometimes in one factory, sometimes in another.”

# slavery - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

There are 300 slaves in Ireland (and the Government's response is ranked pretty well)

We rank second last on a global index of the prevalence of modern slavery.

# slavery - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Trafficked Asian nationals forced into drug trade are getting tougher sentences than Irish - MRCI

Today is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

# slavery - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Opinion: Following the money – Irish slave owners in the time of abolition

What happened to slave owners in Ireland after slavery was abolished? They were handsomely compensated.

# slavery - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup

As fresh bribery allegations throw the spotlight back on to Qatar, an Irish human rights lawyer has warned that the country’s ‘kafala’ labour system is leading to the exploitation of migrant workers.

# slavery - Friday 23 May, 2014

'I was the punching bag, the sex toy, the maid' - Michelle Knight describes life being held by Ariel Castro

Knight spoke to RTÉ about her 11 years in captivity in which she became pregnant five times.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# slavery - Thursday 1 May, 2014

The State is failing to spot victims of trafficking, here's why...

There is still a general onus on victims to self-report according to the ESRI.

# slavery - Monday 31 March, 2014

Ireland sends more Asian people to jail for growing cannabis than Irish people

A new report has found that Ireland may be sending victims of slavery to prison, rather than helping to free them.

# slavery - Saturday 22 February, 2014

British officers will be looking out for potential slavery victims at airports

The anti-slavery teams will be in place from 1 April.

# slavery - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Column: John Mitchel was hailed as a totem for Irish liberty... but he was a white supremacist.

John Mitchel was a leading member of nationalist groups that demanded freedom for the Irish. But his sympathies didn’t stretch beyond his own countrymen: he was also vocal and passionate supporter of slavery.

# slavery - Monday 30 December, 2013

Wooden shoes, leather-belt beatings and hunger: Slavery, in their own words

Extracts from the WPA Slave Narrative Collection.

# slavery - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Three men rescued in slavery raid by British police

Police carried out a series of raids in the Bristol area earlier today and rescued the three men.

# slavery - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# slavery - Monday 25 November, 2013

London slavery case couple were leaders of a Maoist collective

The two have been named by British newspapers as Indian-born Aravindan Balakrishnan and his Tanzanian wife Chanda.

The 5 at 5: Monday

All the latest on the car bomb explosion in Belfast, the search for a missing Wexford fisherman, and new developments in the London slavery case.

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