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# essential-workers - This year 2022

State will pay €100,000 to families of healthcare workers who died of Covid
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

State will pay €100,000 to families of healthcare workers who died of Covid

Updated Mar 8th 2022, 1:18 PM 19,303 Views 5 Comments

The HPSC reports that 22 healthcare workers have died having contracted Covid.

# essential-workers - Last year 2021

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

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

May 1st 2021, 5:37 PM 16,822 Views 53 Comments

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
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

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

Mar 18th 2021, 4:29 PM 17,051 Views 16 Comments

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

# essential-workers - All time

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

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

Sep 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 48,098 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.

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

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

Jul 28th 2020, 6:15 AM 16,037 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

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

Jun 12th 2020, 12:28 PM 15,384 Views 56 Comments

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
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

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

May 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 27,526 Views 13 Comments

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
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

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

May 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 21,563 Views 34 Comments

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
# Re-opening
# Re-opening

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

May 2nd 2020, 5:45 PM 72,161 Views 45 Comments

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
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

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

Apr 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 19,791 Views 55 Comments

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
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

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

Apr 20th 2020, 2:30 PM 110,448 Views 211 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# 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 131,103 Views 135 Comments

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