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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# calais

Last year
# Transport
Eurotunnel passengers forced to leave train beneath English Channel
Videos on social media showed holidaymakers walking through the alternate tunnel alongside the 50 kilometre rail route between Britain and France.
# Refugees
Charities say Rwanda plan not deterring ‘desperate’ migrants crossing Channel to UK
Small boat journeys from France to the UK began again on Sunday after a break of more than a week.
All time
# Robert Rooney
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.
# Dover
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.
# Clashes
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.
# tusla
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
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.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Garda criticism, migrants at Rosslare port and Dublin drivers ranked the worst in the country…
# welcome
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.
# France
Mayor of Calais bans distribution of free food to migrants
Mayor Natacha Bouchart says the directive is to prevent “law and order issues”.
# resettlement
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.
# asylum claims
Children from Calais 'Jungle' launch legal challenge against British government
Solicitors representing the dozens of children accuse the Home Office of mishandling asylum claims.
# migrant crisis
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.
# migrant crisis
'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.
# the jungle
"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.
# France
'They are angry because the Jungle is finished and they cannot go to England'
Fires have blazed in Calais since last night.
# the jungle
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.
# the jungle
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.”
# Refugees
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
'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.
# Dental Plan
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”.
# Unwelcome to the Jungle
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.
# tractor protest
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.
# migrant crisis
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
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
Water cannon used as Jungle camp gets bulldozed
Makeshift shacks were destroyed during the bulldozing.
# migrant crisis
Hundreds to be moved as France to begin bulldozing 'The Jungle' migrant camp
Migrants have been offered new accommodation in containers.
# welcome to the jungle
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.
# the jungle
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 field music
An Irish woman is bringing music from Calais' 'Jungle' camps to Ireland
Money raised from the project will go directly to the performers.
# refugee crisis
'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.”
# dismaland calais
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.
# arduous journey
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.
# helping hand
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.
# Stranded
Passengers told to listen for 'walking on roof' as migrants cause Channel Tunnel chaos
“Intruders” were reported on the tracks a Eurostar official said.
# bootiful
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.”
# tough line
Britain is planning to jail immigrants who are working illegally
Wages earned will also be taken off illegal workers.
# being christian
"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
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.