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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Mediterranean

This month
March 2023
# Mediterranean
Italy rescues 1,000 people from crowded migrant boats
The rescues came the same day as the body of a five or six year old girl was discovered after a deadly shipwreck nearly two weeks ago.
Last month
February 2023
# Tragedy
Rescue crews search for survivors after at least 64 people die in shipwreck off Italy
The boat, which broke apart off Italy’s southern coast yesterday, is believed to have been carrying around 170 people.
# Mediterranean
More than 50 migrants die in boat wreck off Italy, including young baby
The boat sank in stormy seas in the early hours of this morning.
# Mediterranean
Woman and three children drown in migrant shipwreck off Greece
Eye witnesses reported seeing an inflatable boat carrying around 40 migrants, including children and people with reduced mobility aboard.
Last year
# Mediterranean
Charity asks France, Spain, Greece for help with rescued migrants
There are many unaccompanied minors and children on board, the youngest of whom is three
All time
# Mediterranean
Pope urges governments to cease returning migrants to detention centres in Libya
“So many of these men, women and children are subject to an inhumane violence,” the pope said.
# gut feeling
Eating a Mediterranean diet boosts chances of 'healthy' ageing among older people
A Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to healthy ageing, according to a UCC study.
# maria walsh
MEP Maria Walsh defends voting down move to enhance rescue operations for migrants
The European Parliament rejected the vote asking member states to step up efforts to save asylum seekers making the crossing.
# Capsized
Over 80 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia
The tragedy comes after 44 migrants were killed in an air strike on their detention centre in Libya.
# Mediterranean
Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast
The boat was travelling from Libya to Italy.
# LE Eithne
Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'
The EU is winding down Operation Sophia amid pressure from Italy and other countries.
# Mediterranean
Malta to allow rescue ship Aquarius to dock but migrants will be sent to other EU countries
The 141 migrants on board will be distributed among France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain.
# Mediterranean
Stranded anti-migrant ship refuses help from migrant rescue vessel
The anti-migrant activists on board the ship said it was just a “minor technical problem”.
# lé william butler yeats
The Irish navy rescued 149 migrants on a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean this morning
The people now aboard the ship are receiving food, water and medical treatment.
# the food pyramid
The Mediterranean diet only has heart benefits for the well-off, says study
The researchers have concluded that the quality of the food may be as important as the frequency in which it’s eaten.
# migrant crisis
The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers
Sales of outboard motors will also be cut back.
# lifesavers
Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved
Commander Brian Fitzgerald said he was extremely proud of his team.
# Human Trafficking
'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions
The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.
# Overboard
Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat off coast of Spain
The 34 people were travelling on board a boat that caught fire.
# LE Eithne
An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission
The LÉ Eithne was previously deployed to the region in 2015.
# overcrowded boats
Up to 245 people, including five children, feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks
The body of a five month old baby was amongst those recovered by authorities.
# migrant crisis
Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day
There had been concerns raised previously about soldiers struggling to travel to work.
# migrant crisis
Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach
Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.
Bad weather is making the price of some vegetables soar
The issue has hit some Irish supermarkets.
# migrant crisis
The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016
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.
# migrant crisis
'They're going to make that journey anyway - the question is can you sit back and watch people lose their lives?'
A look at the migrant crisis through the eyes of the Irish defence forces.
Irish navy recovers three bodies during Mediterranean rescue operation
Around 269 migrants were rescued from two rubber vessels around 30 miles north of Libyan capital, Tripoli.
# the Mediterranean
29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya
The horrific discovery was made yesterday by a Doctors without Borders (MSF) rescue ship.
# Humanitarian Crisis
42 people drown after boat carrying 450 migrants capsizes at sea
The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta in Egypt, police and health officials said.
# migrant crisis
The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 108 migrants in the Mediterranean
Yesterday the Irish naval vessel oversaw the rescue of almost 2,000 migrants.
# Mediterranean
Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea
Nearly 6,500 people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea on Monday.
# migrant crisis
The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean
In one case, it successfully located and rescued 165 migrants from wooden and rubber vessels off the coast of Libya.
# fair warning
Italy is hoping these new hard-hitting ads will scare migrants off crossing the sea
The campaign is targeting 15 African countries.
# lé james joyce
Another Irish ship has set off to help save lives in the Mediterranean
More than 8,500 people have been rescued by the Irish navy over the past two years.
# LE Roisin
Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean
The bodies of two females were also recovered.
# migrant crisis
Police hunting notorious people-smuggler may have had wrong man extradited
Italian prosecutors are investigating the claims that it may be a case of mistaken identity.
1 gorilla vs 1,000 refugees: 'The death of an animal is sad but the drowning of 1,000 people is sadder'
The gorilla’s death received extensive media coverage worldwide; the deaths of the 1000 migrants, much less so, writes a dismayed Julien Mercille.
# refugee crisis
As 40 children die in the Mediterranean, migrants are rescued crossing from France to England
Up to 700 people are believed to have died crossing the Mediterranean this week.
# refugee crisis
"A source of national pride" - Ireland's LE Róisín sets sail for the Mediterranean
The sixty-person crew will be on a 12 week mission.
# crisis
UN refugee agency fears 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean
The UNHCR released a statement today after interviewing survivors.