"Ireland Has Missed An Opportunity"

EXHIBITION : IMMIGRATION THE CHANGING FACE OF IRELAND

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Immigrant groups are calling for recognition and fair assessment of foreign qualifications, with many immigrants over-qualified for the jobs they are doing.

  • Title
    Highly-skilled Immigrants Work in Low-skilled Jobs
  • 1st Broadcast
    11/08/2005
  • Contributor
    Will Goodbody (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    01:41
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    "Ireland Has Missed An Opportunity"
  • Extended description

    The economic boom of the past decade has transformed Ireland from a country of net emigration to an attractive nation for economic migrants.

    Jean-Pierre Eyanga was a highly qualified vet when he came to Ireland from the Congo. However, his qualifications weren't recognised in Ireland so he now works for an immigrant support orgnaisation.

    According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), many highly qualified migrants end up in low skilled jobs working long hours for low pay. The main reason for this is identified as difficulty in having qualifications from overseas recognised in Ireland. Immigrants are calling for an overhaul of the qualification assessment system in Ireland.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on immigrant qualifications by Will Goodbody. This report was broadcast on 11 August 2005.

  • Local keywords
    Immigration, Education, Employment, Jean-Pierre Eyanga
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2005
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN05/223
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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