New Episode Raises Awareness About Undocumented Migrants In Ireland

The Director of The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland is on the G Request Show to discuss the important issue of undocumented workers in our country, so tune in.
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DUBLIN 1, Ireland - Nov. 23, 2017 - PRLog -- Coming up on the G Request Show this week, we are joined by the Director of The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, Edel McGinley.

There are an estimated 20,000-26,000 undocumented migrants – including children and families – living and working in the State, according to the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland. Nearly half of these have lived in Ireland for over eight years, with 21 percent residing in Ireland more than a decade. Almost a third work in care and domestic work. The My Fair Home campaign, launched by MRCI in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation earlier this year to improve home care standards, is calling for the Government to introduce employment permits for migrant carers, standardised contracts, regular health and safety checks, compulsory training and compliance with equality and anti-discrimination laws.

Edel is here to today to discuss the many issues facing undocumented migrant workers, currently living in Ireland, including; racism, discrimination, exploitation and lack of opportunity. There are an estimated 3,000-5,000 undocumented young people and children living in Ireland. According to the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, there are between 20,000-26,000 undocumented people of all ages living and working on our shores.

Chris and Edel, also examine the effect this issue has on the young undocumented migrants, who came to Ireland, with their parents, as children, seeking better opportunities and a brighter future. We watched an incredible video made by the youth project called the Young, Paperless and Powerful, created by and for undocumented young people in Ireland, highlighting how difficult their lives can be. A fantastic and inspiring show and we can't wait for you guys to see it.

This week on the G Request Show, Tune into Ben Television Sky Channel 238 every Tuesday at 6.30 pm.

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About the G Request Show

Founded in 2005 when our Host, Chris Onos noticed the lack of social activities for the young people around his hometown of Tramore Co. Waterford and therefore set up the show as a music-based community programme. Since then, the show has grown from strength to strength, appearing in many different networks, including our current home on the Sky Platform, Channel 238.  The show is now filmed in front of a live audience in Dublin city centre every week.

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