Fruit growers plan to fly in 1,550 seasonal workers over next few months

Cabinet to undertake an urgent review of travel rules in light of 189 Bulgarian workers arriving to work for fruit company Keelings

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
19th April, 2020
Fruit growers plan to fly in 1,550 seasonal workers over next few months
Keelings, the Dublin fruit farm company, came under intense criticism from politicians and the public on Friday

Irish fruit growers have planned further charter flights as part of an effort to bring in a total of 1,500 seasonal workers to pick fruit during the coronavirus pandemic.

Keelings, the Dublin fruit farm company, came under intense criticism from politicians and the public on Friday when it was reported that 189 workers from Bulgaria had arrived in Dublin to work on its strawberry harvest.

Three more charter flights were being organised by the sector to bring...

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