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# slavery - Wednesday 27 November, 2013
# slavery - Monday 25 November, 2013
The two have been named by British newspapers as Indian-born Aravindan Balakrishnan and his Tanzanian wife Chanda.
All the latest on the car bomb explosion in Belfast, the search for a missing Wexford fisherman, and new developments in the London slavery case.
British media have reported this morning that the investigation has been widened by Met police.
# slavery - Sunday 24 November, 2013
That edge-of-seat All Blacks clash, the Iran nuclear deal, more details in the London slavery case… and a fun day for Fungi.
# slavery - Saturday 23 November, 2013
New developments in the London slavery case, the latest on the Iran talks, Labour’s strong poll showing, and a big birthday for ‘The Doctor’.
Police say the suspects and victims had lived together “in a collective”.
The MRCI, which has dealt with over 200 cases in the last six years, says there are lessons to be learned from this week’s high-profile case in London.
# slavery - Friday 22 November, 2013
Police investigating the case understand that they were not physically constrained.
Founder of Freedom Charity, Aneeta Prem, has met the three victims on numerous occasions recently.
Three women were allegedly held against their will in a London home for more than 30 years.
# slavery - Thursday 21 November, 2013
The Department of Foreign Affairs said tonight that consular assistance is available if needed.
# slavery - Monday 7 October, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Alan Shatter defined the term ‘forced labour’ in the new Human Trafficking Bill.
# slavery - Friday 14 December, 2012
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
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
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
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
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
The victims were beaten, fed little and forced to work almost non-stop, a UK court heard.
# slavery - Wednesday 20 June, 2012
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
The controversial ‘shackle sneakers’, designed by Jeremy Scott were removed from Facebook after strong criticism from users.
# slavery - Sunday 20 May, 2012
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# slavery - Thursday 9 February, 2012
All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
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
Josie Connors, 30, is the fifth to be charged with slavery offences after a police raid on Sunday.
# slavery - Tuesday 13 September, 2011
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
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
The victims were abducted and sold to factory owners, who abused them in Dickensian conditions.
# slavery - Monday 14 March, 2011
TJ Carroll ran a prostitution network from 35 locations in Ireland – forcing trafficked women to work in the sex industry.