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#Mediterranean

# mediterranean - Sunday 24 October, 2021

Pope urges governments to cease returning migrants to detention centres in Libya
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Pope urges governments to cease returning migrants to detention centres in Libya

Oct 24th 2021, 5:25 PM 10,985 Views 35 Comments

“So many of these men, women and children are subject to an inhumane violence,” the pope said.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Eating a Mediterranean diet boosts chances of 'healthy' ageing among older people
# Gut Feeling
# Gut Feeling

Eating a Mediterranean diet boosts chances of 'healthy' ageing among older people

Feb 18th 2020, 8:42 AM 27,206 Views 24 Comments

A Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to healthy ageing, according to a UCC study.

# mediterranean - Friday 25 October, 2019

MEP Maria Walsh defends voting down move to enhance rescue operations for migrants
# Maria Walsh
# Maria Walsh

MEP Maria Walsh defends voting down move to enhance rescue operations for migrants

Oct 25th 2019, 9:25 AM 44,284 Views 73 Comments

The European Parliament rejected the vote asking member states to step up efforts to save asylum seekers making the crossing.

# mediterranean - Friday 5 July, 2019

Over 80 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia
# Capsized
# Capsized

Over 80 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

Jul 5th 2019, 7:30 AM 7,081 Views 6 Comments

The tragedy comes after 44 migrants were killed in an air strike on their detention centre in Libya.

# mediterranean - Friday 10 May, 2019

Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

May 10th 2019, 5:39 PM 13,105 Views 39 Comments

The boat was travelling from Libya to Italy.

# mediterranean - Monday 1 April, 2019

Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'
# LE Eithne
# LE Eithne

Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'

Apr 1st 2019, 9:42 AM 16,649 Views 14 Comments

The EU is winding down Operation Sophia amid pressure from Italy and other countries.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Malta to allow rescue ship Aquarius to dock but migrants will be sent to other EU countries
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Malta to allow rescue ship Aquarius to dock but migrants will be sent to other EU countries

Aug 14th 2018, 3:20 PM 9,526 Views 19 Comments

The 141 migrants on board will be distributed among France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain.

# mediterranean - Friday 11 August, 2017

Stranded anti-migrant ship refuses help from migrant rescue vessel
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Stranded anti-migrant ship refuses help from migrant rescue vessel

Aug 11th 2017, 6:13 PM 27,257 Views 80 Comments

The anti-migrant activists on board the ship said it was just a “minor technical problem”.

# mediterranean - Thursday 10 August, 2017

The Irish navy rescued 149 migrants on a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean this morning
# Lé William Butler Yeats
# Lé William Butler Yeats

The Irish navy rescued 149 migrants on a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean this morning

Aug 10th 2017, 3:21 PM 13,186 Views 139 Comments

The people now aboard the ship are receiving food, water and medical treatment.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

The Mediterranean diet only has heart benefits for the well-off, says study
# The Food Pyramid
# The Food Pyramid

The Mediterranean diet only has heart benefits for the well-off, says study

Aug 1st 2017, 6:30 AM 20,213 Views 15 Comments

The researchers have concluded that the quality of the food may be as important as the frequency in which it’s eaten.

# mediterranean - Monday 17 July, 2017

The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers

Jul 17th 2017, 8:29 PM 11,101 Views 71 Comments

Sales of outboard motors will also be cut back.

# mediterranean - Monday 26 June, 2017

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved
# Lifesavers
# Lifesavers

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved

Jun 26th 2017, 10:26 AM 15,277 Views 58 Comments

Commander Brian Fitzgerald said he was extremely proud of his team.

# mediterranean - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

Jun 11th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,348 Views 18 Comments

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat off coast of Spain
# Overboard
# Overboard

Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat off coast of Spain

May 30th 2017, 8:18 AM 11,716 Views 11 Comments

The 34 people were travelling on board a boat that caught fire.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission
# LE Eithne
# LE Eithne

An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission

May 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 12,379 Views 87 Comments

The LÉ Eithne was previously deployed to the region in 2015.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Up to 245 people, including five children, feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks
# Overcrowded Boats
# Overcrowded Boats

Up to 245 people, including five children, feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

May 10th 2017, 7:59 AM 9,011 Views 96 Comments

The body of a five month old baby was amongst those recovered by authorities.

# mediterranean - Monday 10 April, 2017

Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day

Apr 10th 2017, 9:17 PM 15,155 Views 28 Comments

There had been concerns raised previously about soldiers struggling to travel to work.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Feb 21st 2017, 9:00 PM 17,087 Views 61 Comments

Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.

# mediterranean - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Bad weather is making the price of some vegetables soar

Bad weather is making the price of some vegetables soar

Feb 11th 2017, 4:00 PM 14,337 Views 25 Comments

The issue has hit some Irish supermarkets.

# mediterranean - Friday 6 January, 2017

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Jan 6th 2017, 3:42 PM 8,189 Views 14 Comments

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

'They're going to make that journey anyway - the question is can you sit back and watch people lose their lives?'
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

'They're going to make that journey anyway - the question is can you sit back and watch people lose their lives?'

Dec 27th 2016, 8:00 PM 9,950 Views 53 Comments

A look at the migrant crisis through the eyes of the Irish defence forces.

# mediterranean - Monday 5 December, 2016

Irish navy recovers three bodies during Mediterranean rescue operation
# LE SAMUEL BECKETT
# LE SAMUEL BECKETT

Irish navy recovers three bodies during Mediterranean rescue operation

Dec 5th 2016, 9:09 AM 6,352 Views 32 Comments

Around 269 migrants were rescued from two rubber vessels around 30 miles north of Libyan capital, Tripoli.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya
# The Mediterranean
# The Mediterranean

29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya

Oct 26th 2016, 8:27 PM 11,323 Views 36 Comments

The horrific discovery was made yesterday by a Doctors without Borders (MSF) rescue ship.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

42 people drown after boat carrying 450 migrants capsizes at sea
# Humanitarian Crisis
# Humanitarian Crisis

42 people drown after boat carrying 450 migrants capsizes at sea

Sep 21st 2016, 10:39 PM 12,395 Views 127 Comments

The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta in Egypt, police and health officials said.

# mediterranean - Sunday 11 September, 2016

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 108 migrants in the Mediterranean
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 108 migrants in the Mediterranean

Sep 11th 2016, 4:00 PM 8,883 Views 65 Comments

Yesterday the Irish naval vessel oversaw the rescue of almost 2,000 migrants.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea

Aug 31st 2016, 12:19 PM 12,308 Views 48 Comments

Nearly 6,500 people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea on Monday.

# mediterranean - Monday 29 August, 2016

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean

Aug 29th 2016, 7:45 PM 14,281 Views 151 Comments

In one case, it successfully located and rescued 165 migrants from wooden and rubber vessels off the coast of Libya.

# mediterranean - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Italy is hoping these new hard-hitting ads will scare migrants off crossing the sea
# Fair Warning
# Fair Warning

Italy is hoping these new hard-hitting ads will scare migrants off crossing the sea

Jul 30th 2016, 11:30 AM 18,370 Views 142 Comments

The campaign is targeting 15 African countries.

# mediterranean - Friday 8 July, 2016

Another Irish ship has set off to help save lives in the Mediterranean
# Lé James Joyce
# Lé James Joyce

Another Irish ship has set off to help save lives in the Mediterranean

Jul 8th 2016, 9:54 PM 16,136 Views 159 Comments

More than 8,500 people have been rescued by the Irish navy over the past two years.

# mediterranean - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean
# LE Roisin
# LE Roisin

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean

Jun 16th 2016, 1:17 PM 8,140 Views 39 Comments

The bodies of two females were also recovered.

# mediterranean - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Police hunting notorious people-smuggler may have had wrong man extradited
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Police hunting notorious people-smuggler may have had wrong man extradited

Jun 9th 2016, 7:01 PM 11,557 Views 11 Comments

Italian prosecutors are investigating the claims that it may be a case of mistaken identity.

# mediterranean - Sunday 5 June, 2016

1 gorilla vs 1,000 refugees: 'The death of an animal is sad but the drowning of 1,000 people is sadder'
# Opinion
# Opinion

1 gorilla vs 1,000 refugees: 'The death of an animal is sad but the drowning of 1,000 people is sadder'

Jun 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 507 Views 158 Comments

The gorilla’s death received extensive media coverage worldwide; the deaths of the 1000 migrants, much less so, writes a dismayed Julien Mercille.

# mediterranean - Sunday 29 May, 2016

As 40 children die in the Mediterranean, migrants are rescued crossing from France to England
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

As 40 children die in the Mediterranean, migrants are rescued crossing from France to England

May 29th 2016, 12:19 PM 18,035 Views 70 Comments

Up to 700 people are believed to have died crossing the Mediterranean this week.

# mediterranean - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"A source of national pride" - Ireland's LE Róisín sets sail for the Mediterranean
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

"A source of national pride" - Ireland's LE Róisín sets sail for the Mediterranean

May 1st 2016, 12:28 PM 16,546 Views 136 Comments

The sixty-person crew will be on a 12 week mission.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

UN refugee agency fears 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean
# Crisis
# Crisis

UN refugee agency fears 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean

Apr 20th 2016, 2:26 PM 11,589 Views 110 Comments

The UNHCR released a statement today after interviewing survivors.

# mediterranean - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Irish ships in the Mediterranean rescued almost 9,000 migrants in 2015
# Sea Land Air
# Sea Land Air

Irish ships in the Mediterranean rescued almost 9,000 migrants in 2015

Dec 27th 2015, 6:41 PM 11,851 Views 42 Comments

Both Ireland’s maritime Defence Forces and its Coast Guard have had a year to remember.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

France's brothel keeper to the rich and famous has passed away aged 92
# Madame Claude
# Madame Claude

France's brothel keeper to the rich and famous has passed away aged 92

Dec 22nd 2015, 9:21 PM 19,172 Views 19 Comments

It was alleged that her clients included John F. Kennedy, Marlon Brando and the Shah of Iran.

# mediterranean - Friday 18 December, 2015

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights
# Conflict Zone
# Conflict Zone

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights

Dec 18th 2015, 6:00 AM 8,466 Views 78 Comments

The Taoiseach will be visiting the Irish men and women serving in the Golan Heights this Sunday.

# mediterranean - Saturday 12 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 12th 2015, 7:45 AM 12,328 Views 101 Comments

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

# mediterranean - Friday 28 August, 2015

As many as 200 bodies found floating as boat sinks in Mediterranean
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

As many as 200 bodies found floating as boat sinks in Mediterranean

Aug 28th 2015, 8:34 AM 12,749 Views 54 Comments

This brings to number of those killed in the Mediterranean this year to more than 2,500.

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