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#Slavery

# slavery - Friday 22 November, 2013

'Invisible handcuffs' used to control women enslaved for 30 years

Police investigating the case understand that they were not physically constrained.

Enslaved women traumatised but doing ‘remarkably well’

Founder of Freedom Charity, Aneeta Prem, has met the three victims on numerous occasions recently.

Suspects in London domestic servitude investigation bailed

Three women were allegedly held against their will in a London home for more than 30 years.

# slavery - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Irish Embassy in London look to establish details behind woman freed from slavery

The Department of Foreign Affairs said tonight that consular assistance is available if needed.

# slavery - Monday 7 October, 2013

Plaque honouring inspirational former slave unveiled in Waterford

Frederick Douglass was a former slave and abolitionist who gave a number of speeches about human rights in Ireland in the 1800s.

# slavery - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Column: How did we surrender our liberty and become voluntary slaves?

We sold our freedom long ago when we accepted mountainous debt in search of power and status, writes Steve Bonham. The lesson? Avoid committing to things that make us dependent upon the whims of others.

# slavery - Friday 28 June, 2013

Column: Modern day slavery exists in many aspects of Irish life

Today, with the passing of the Human Trafficking Amendment Bill, we are one step closure to ending slavery in our country, writes Aoife Murphy.

# slavery - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Trafficked worker in Ireland: I was threatened, confined and treated as a slave

Over 180 cases of modern day slavery have been uncovered here in the last six years and victims are calling for protection in the law.

# slavery - Friday 12 April, 2013

As Norwegian PM boycotts Ryanair, O'Leary insists staff not treated like slaves

Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg said he would never travel Ryanair as it is sued by two former stewards for unfair dismissal.

# slavery - Monday 18 February, 2013

Mississippi formally abolishes slavery (after forgetting to do it before now)

The state was the last to formally ratify the 13th Amendment in 1995 – but had forgotten to file the proper paperwork.

# slavery - Friday 8 February, 2013

Taoiseach and Tánaiste to meet with Magdalene survivors

Eamon Gilmore said the government is eager to listen to the women about their needs and about what its response to the report should be.

# slavery - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Pressure on Government as Magdalene Laundries report due

Survivors are demanding an official State apology, as well as the return of lost wages and a proper compensation scheme.

# slavery - Monday 7 January, 2013

'Modern day slavery' to be criminalised

Alan Shatter defined the term ‘forced labour’ in the new Human Trafficking Bill.

# slavery - Friday 14 December, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with an offer you might refuse

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Irish Traveller family found guilty of 'slavery'‎

The trial heard that their victims were often homeless drifters or addicts, who were forced to live in squalid caravans.

# slavery - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Forced labour 'alive and well in Ireland'

Senator Jillian Van Turnhout is calling on the Government to legislate against forced labour, saying that 160 cases have been documented in Ireland since 2006.

# slavery - Sunday 30 September, 2012

A life unlived: 35 years of slavery in a Magdalene Laundry

One woman tells the story of her mother who was sent to a Laundry in Dublin at the age of 16 – and died there at the age of 51.

# slavery - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Genealogists believe Obama may be descended from slaves after all

Barack Obama’s father could not be traced back to slavery – but nobody had checked the records on his mother’s side…

# slavery - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Traveller family members found guilty of keeping homeless men as 'slaves'

The victims were beaten, fed little and forced to work almost non-stop, a UK court heard.

# slavery - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.

# slavery - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Adidas scraps outrageous 'shackle sneakers' Adidas

Adidas scraps outrageous 'shackle sneakers'

The controversial ‘shackle sneakers’, designed by Jeremy Scott were removed from Facebook after strong criticism from users.

# slavery - Sunday 20 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# slavery - Thursday 9 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

Column: Why isn't modern day slavery criminalised in Ireland?

There have been 169 cases of forced labour in Ireland in recent years – and this is only the tip of the iceberg, writes Gráinne O’Toole.

# slavery - Friday 16 September, 2011

Pregnant woman is latest to face slavery charges over UK site

Josie Connors, 30, is the fifth to be charged with slavery offences after a police raid on Sunday.

# slavery - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

'Slaves' kept and forced to work in Irish homes and restaurants

People are being held in conditions with parallels to those suffered by 24 men rescued in England, a charity has warned.

# slavery - Sunday 11 September, 2011

Five arrested after men found in shocking conditions on UK traveller site

Twenty-four men were found in filthy and cramped conditions on the site in Bedfordshire. Five have been arrested on slavery offences.

# slavery - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Mentally disabled 'slaves' rescued from Chinese brick factories

The victims were abducted and sold to factory owners, who abused them in Dickensian conditions.

# slavery - Monday 14 March, 2011

Brothel owner ordered to pay €2m

TJ Carroll ran a prostitution network from 35 locations in Ireland – forcing trafficked women to work in the sex industry.

# slavery - Monday 4 October, 2010

Your country needs your...Sunday morning lie-in

Former Bank of Ireland chief turned Central Bank board member Mike Soden is calling for the introduction of a five and a half day working week.