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# calais - Friday 28 February, 2020

Irishman given three-year jail sentence for trying to smuggle migrants into UK in roof box of his car

Robert Rooney pleaded guilty to violating UK immigration law at Canterbury Crown Court.

# calais - Friday 6 September, 2019

Irishman pleads guilty to smuggling 60 guns into UK in car

Robert Keogh was stopped last month by border force officers at the Port of Dover en route from Calais.

# calais - Friday 2 February, 2018

4 people in critical condition after being shot during clashes between migrants in Calais

Some 22 people were hospitalised yesterday, according to an official total.

# calais - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

New arrivals: Four children from 'The Jungle' camp to arrive in Ireland soon

So far, 30 children who have been separated from their families have been brought to Ireland.

# calais - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Frenchwoman on trial for helping migrant lover smuggle into Britain

She bought a small boat for €1,000 and towed it to a beach from which he and two friends took off across the Channel.

# calais - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Garda criticism, migrants at Rosslare port and Dublin drivers ranked the worst in the country…

Six more teenagers from 'The Jungle' migrant camp arrive in Ireland

This brings to 25 the number of children separated from their loved ones by the migrant crisis who have been accepted into Ireland.

# calais - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Mayor of Calais bans distribution of free food to migrants

Mayor Natacha Bouchart says the directive is to prevent “law and order issues”.

# calais - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

The first 40 minors coming to Ireland from the Calais migrant camp will be teenage boys

About 20 of the unaccompanied minors will be coming in the coming weeks.

# calais - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Children from Calais 'Jungle' launch legal challenge against British government

Solicitors representing the dozens of children accuse the Home Office of mishandling asylum claims.

# calais - Monday 7 November, 2016

Ireland is looking to take more refugee children from camps in Greece and Calais

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone says Ireland wants to offer “hope” to the unaccompanied children.

# calais - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'We will not tolerate other camps': Hollande hails 'Jungle' clear-out as a success

The French president said there were no incidents “from start to finish”, when police moved in to evacuate people from the camp.

# calais - Thursday 27 October, 2016

"The situation for children in Calais is the worst it's ever been"

1,500 children are being housed in shipping containers following the destruction of “The Jungle” migrant camp. Others are sleeping in the remains of the destroyed camp.

# calais - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'They are angry because the Jungle is finished and they cannot go to England'

Fires have blazed in Calais since last night.

# calais - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Thousands of migrants expected to remain at demolished Calais camp

A migrant charity said it is concerned about what will happen later in the week when those determined to get to England refuse to be moved.

Mistrust, language barriers and mist: An Irish volunteer's account of the Calais evacuation

“It’s tense but calm at the moment. There’s warehouse processing people from the camp and a container has been cleared out to process the children.”

# calais - Monday 24 October, 2016

French police on standby as migrants start evacuating Calais 'Jungle' camp Refugees This post contains videos

French police on standby as migrants start evacuating Calais 'Jungle' camp

Camp residents have begun arriving at designated spots to be bussed to French reception centres.

# calais - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

'Nobody wants that on their conscience': Irish truck drivers fear deaths of migrants in trailers

The body representing hauliers expressed concern after five people, including a child, were found in a trailer in Wexford at the weekend.

British dentists aren't happy about a plan to check child migrants' ages by their teeth

The British Dental Association said Davies’ demands were “inappropriate and unethical”.

# calais - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Britain is building a "monstrous" wall at the Calais refugee camp

The wall, which is expected to cost €2.7 million, will be the latest barrier to go up around Europe.

# calais - Monday 5 September, 2016

Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"

Around 70 trucks have begun a go-slow on the main motorway into the French port.

# calais - Friday 4 March, 2016

Calais migrants sew lips shut in protest against destruction of camp

Police moved into the camp again yesterday to demolish the make-shift homes the migrants have been living in.

# calais - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Chaos breaks out as French police try and force refugees out of 'Jungle' camp

A number of people have been evicted from the southern section of the camp in France over the past two days.

# calais - Monday 29 February, 2016

Water cannon used as Jungle camp gets bulldozed

Makeshift shacks were destroyed during the bulldozing.

# calais - Friday 26 February, 2016

Hundreds to be moved as France to begin bulldozing 'The Jungle' migrant camp

Migrants have been offered new accommodation in containers.

# calais - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

# calais - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Calais port closed after migrants board ferry in bid to reach Britain

It estimated that between 30 and 40 migrants had boarded the Spirit of Britain ferry, operated by P&O.

# calais - Saturday 16 January, 2016

An Irish woman is bringing music from Calais' 'Jungle' camps to Ireland

Money raised from the project will go directly to the performers.

# calais - Sunday 11 October, 2015

'Devastating and incredible': Irish volunteers on life in the Jungle

“You’re in France and within five or six steps you’re walking into a third world country.”

# calais - Monday 28 September, 2015

Banksy's theme park taken apart to build refugee shelters

After five weeks and 150,000 visitors, the artist’s take on Disneyland is no more.

# calais - Saturday 12 September, 2015

The many different routes that migrants are taking to reach western Europe...

Migrants are travelling huge distances even before they reach the Mediterranean and the harrowing voyage across.

# calais - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Here's what we can all do to help ease the migrant crisis

The human tragedy going on across the Mediterranean at present has shocked one and all, but there are practical ways to help.

# calais - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Passengers told to listen for 'walking on roof' as migrants cause Channel Tunnel chaos

“Intruders” were reported on the tracks a Eurostar official said.

# calais - Friday 28 August, 2015

Glastonbury's left-behind wellies are being donated to the migrants in Calais

“The migrants in Calais are living in desperate conditions and we’re very pleased to be able to help support their basic humanitarian needs.”

# calais - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Britain is planning to jail immigrants who are working illegally

Wages earned will also be taken off illegal workers.

# calais - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

"Where is your compassion?" The Daily Express is being slammed for this headline

Somehow, ‘Songs of Praise’ is the broadcaster’s most controversial programme right now.

# calais - Sunday 2 August, 2015

Riot police spray migrants with 'chemical irritant' as hundreds storm Channel Tunnel

Britain and France have vowed to do more to end the migrant crisis.

# calais - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Irish truck drivers face threats from migrants with 'iron bars, broken bottles and machetes'

A man died yesterday after thousands of migrants stormed the Eurotunnel.

# calais - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

One dead as 1,500 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel

France and Britain said they would work together to tackle the issue.

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