Migrant fishermen permit scheme to be capped at 500

migrant fishermen irelandA new work permit system for non-European migrant workers in the fishing industry is to be capped at 500 individuals. Minister for Agriculture and the Marine Simon Coveney announced the details of the new scheme, which will initially apply only to people already working in Ireland. The proposals emerged from a working group set up by the Coalition, including a number of Government departments and State agencies. The establishment of the group three weeks ago followed a report in the Guardian newspaper. Read the article here 09:09

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