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Stranded periwinkle-pickers case raised in the Dáil

8 November, 2005


Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, today sought to have the business of the Dáil adjourned so that the case of the 13 eastern European periwinkle-pickers, stranded on an island off Skerries last night by an unscrupulous employer could be discussed.  Deputy Crowe called for "greater measures" to be taken to prevent the further exploitation of mistreatment of migrant workers.

During Order of Business Deputy Crowe said, "The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment must take greater measures to prevent to exploitation and mistreatment of migrant workers in the light of the fact that 13 eastern European periwinkle-pickers were abandoned on an island off Skerries in north Co Dublin last Saturday night and had to be rescued by the RNLI lifeboat." ENDS

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