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#Mediterranean

# mediterranean - Saturday 15 August, 2015

More than 40 people suffocated in hold of migrant boat
# Italy
# Italy

More than 40 people suffocated in hold of migrant boat

Aug 15th 2015, 4:41 PM 9,855 Views 79 Comments

The boat which was intercepted off the Italian coast was carrying around 300 people.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead

Aug 5th 2015, 10:46 PM 32,202 Views 227 Comments

It’s believed that up to 600 people were on board the stricken vessel.

# mediterranean - Friday 24 July, 2015

Irish sailors have saved 358 migrants drifting in a wooden barge
# Saving Lives
# Saving Lives

Irish sailors have saved 358 migrants drifting in a wooden barge

Jul 24th 2015, 6:47 PM 9,287 Views 76 Comments

The LÉ Niamh is patrolling the Mediterranean.

# mediterranean - Thursday 23 July, 2015

A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

Jul 23rd 2015, 6:15 PM 26,344 Views 53 Comments

WB Yeats and a hero of 1916 are set to be immortalised in different ways.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Mother and baby 'doing well' after childbirth aboard LÉ Niamh
# Destiny Child
# Destiny Child

Mother and baby 'doing well' after childbirth aboard LÉ Niamh

Jul 22nd 2015, 11:50 AM 20,969 Views 79 Comments

The baby – who is four weeks premature – has been taken to hospital in Italy.

# mediterranean - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Kisses all round as LÉ Eithne sailors welcomed back home
# Hello Sailor
# Hello Sailor

Kisses all round as LÉ Eithne sailors welcomed back home

Jul 18th 2015, 7:50 PM 21,800 Views 96 Comments

It has also been reported this morning that Ireland is set to take in an additional 600 migrants over the next two years.

# mediterranean - Friday 10 July, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Jul 10th 2015, 11:26 PM 32,887 Views 65 Comments

Omar Sharif, Dublin Port and new advice on Tunisia had people talking today.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Ireland will NOT be taking part in a new EU mission to destroy migrant boats
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Ireland will NOT be taking part in a new EU mission to destroy migrant boats

Jun 23rd 2015, 5:51 PM 13,682 Views 48 Comments

The operation aims to ‘dismantle the business model’ of human traffickers.

# mediterranean - Saturday 20 June, 2015

'I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice'
# World Refugee Day
# World Refugee Day

'I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice'

Jun 20th 2015, 12:00 PM 45 Views 49 Comments

More than 1,800 people have died this year crossing the Mediteranean Sea. Here, people who have survived explain what drove them to such desperate measures.

# mediterranean - Monday 15 June, 2015

LÉ Eithne to be recalled from Mediterranean in a month's time
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

LÉ Eithne to be recalled from Mediterranean in a month's time

Jun 15th 2015, 5:40 PM 14,109 Views 122 Comments

Another Irish Naval vessel will be sent to replace the Éithne, once her mission comes to an end.

# mediterranean - Monday 8 June, 2015

Video: Hundreds of rescued migrants aboard Irish ship arrive in Italy
# LE Eithne
# LE Eithne

Video: Hundreds of rescued migrants aboard Irish ship arrive in Italy

Jun 8th 2015, 6:00 PM 16,166 Views 100 Comments

Over 1,150 people have been rescued by the LÉ Eithne in the 10 days in which it has been operating in the Mediterranean.

# mediterranean - Friday 5 June, 2015

Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne has rescued another 113 migrants off the coast of Libya
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne has rescued another 113 migrants off the coast of Libya

Jun 5th 2015, 11:57 PM 10,200 Views 48 Comments

In five successful missions, the crew has now rescued 756 migrants in the Mediterranean.

# mediterranean - Friday 29 May, 2015

Pictures: 500 migrants rescued - as LÉ Eithne carries out THREE operations in 24 hours
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Pictures: 500 migrants rescued - as LÉ Eithne carries out THREE operations in 24 hours

May 29th 2015, 10:20 AM 8,985 Views 56 Comments

The third operation is still ongoing. The Defence Forces’ flagship came across a dingy with 100 migrants on board at 9.45am this morning.

# mediterranean - Saturday 16 May, 2015

These Irish seamen are setting sail for the Mediterranean today
# Up Anchor
# Up Anchor

These Irish seamen are setting sail for the Mediterranean today

May 16th 2015, 10:13 AM 13,885 Views 59 Comments

There’s 68 on board the LÉ Eithne.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Ireland WILL be sending the LÉ Eithne to help with the Mediterranean refugee crisis
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Ireland WILL be sending the LÉ Eithne to help with the Mediterranean refugee crisis

May 12th 2015, 6:04 PM 10,646 Views 43 Comments

Around 1,750 people have died this year trying to cross the sea from North Africa to Europe.

# mediterranean - Monday 11 May, 2015

EU wants refugee quotas for member states and the UK's not happy
# Mediterranean Crisis
# Mediterranean Crisis

EU wants refugee quotas for member states and the UK's not happy

May 11th 2015, 12:30 PM 20,902 Views 176 Comments

Frances Fitzgerald can’t comment on the issue.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

We're sending the LÉ Eithne to help tackle the migrant crisis
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

We're sending the LÉ Eithne to help tackle the migrant crisis

May 5th 2015, 7:33 AM 13,054 Views 57 Comments

Preparations for the mission are currently taking place at Haulbowline in Cork.

# mediterranean - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Migrant crisis: Almost 3,700 people rescued in Mediterranean - since yesterday morning
# Operation Triton
# Operation Triton

Migrant crisis: Almost 3,700 people rescued in Mediterranean - since yesterday morning

May 3rd 2015, 3:45 PM 8,396 Views 58 Comments

It’s one of the highest numbers recorded in a single day – raising concerns the tide of people trying to reach Europe hasn’t been slowed by recent tragedies.

# mediterranean - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Why the death toll in the Mediterranean is surging
# DESPERATION
# DESPERATION

Why the death toll in the Mediterranean is surging

Apr 26th 2015, 4:30 PM 12,884 Views 22 Comments

The boats are getting ever more rickety and the numbers crammed on them are increasing.

# mediterranean - Saturday 25 April, 2015

To stop drownings, Europe should ferry across migrants itself
# Opinion
# Opinion

To stop drownings, Europe should ferry across migrants itself

Apr 25th 2015, 8:00 AM 71 Views 87 Comments

I am a believer in tight border security, but I cannot turn a blind eye wanton waste of life in the Mediterranean.

# mediterranean - Friday 24 April, 2015

Taoiseach: 'The equivalent of three jumbo jets were lost in the Mediterranean'
# Smugglers
# Smugglers

Taoiseach: 'The equivalent of three jumbo jets were lost in the Mediterranean'

Apr 24th 2015, 8:41 AM 9,107 Views 98 Comments

Once it has been approved by the UN security council, however.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Two survivors arrested as 800 die in migrant ship disaster
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Two survivors arrested as 800 die in migrant ship disaster

Apr 21st 2015, 7:22 AM 10,088 Views 40 Comments

The two arrested are suspected to be traffickers.

# mediterranean - Monday 20 April, 2015

"To send them back is another way of killing them"
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

"To send them back is another way of killing them"

Apr 20th 2015, 10:10 PM 38,059 Views 161 Comments

At least twenty people, including a child, are said to have died in one of the latest incidents.

Ireland WILL be taking in more refugees - but Charlie Flanagan's not saying how many
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Ireland WILL be taking in more refugees - but Charlie Flanagan's not saying how many

Apr 20th 2015, 1:47 PM 8,335 Views 83 Comments

European ministers are holding crisis meetings today to respond to the latest Mediterranean migrant disasters.

'We're looking at the worst massacre ever seen in the Mediterranean'
# Migrants
# Migrants

'We're looking at the worst massacre ever seen in the Mediterranean'

Apr 20th 2015, 7:48 AM 14,540 Views 52 Comments

A crisis meeting is being held today over the migrant disaster.

# mediterranean - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Muslim migrants arrested for throwing Christians overboard, killing 12
# Migrant Boats
# Migrant Boats

Muslim migrants arrested for throwing Christians overboard, killing 12

Apr 16th 2015, 10:38 PM 16,734 Views 87 Comments

The deadly dispute coincided with reports of a new migrant drowning tragedy and comes as Italy struggles to cope with a huge influx of boat migrants.

# mediterranean - Friday 3 October, 2014

A year after 300 died off Lampedusa, migrants still risk lives to get to Europe
# Dangerous Crossing
# Dangerous Crossing

A year after 300 died off Lampedusa, migrants still risk lives to get to Europe

Oct 3rd 2014, 7:30 AM 4,248 Views 12 Comments

The UN’s refugee agency wants Europe to do more.

# mediterranean - Monday 15 September, 2014

Fears for 500 on sunken boat as two Palestinian migrants are rescued in Mediterranean
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

Fears for 500 on sunken boat as two Palestinian migrants are rescued in Mediterranean

Sep 15th 2014, 12:44 PM 4,696 Views 6 Comments

The UN has estimated that 2,200 people have drowned crossing the seas since June.

# mediterranean - Monday 1 September, 2014

Crete tragedy: Symphony orchestra holds minute's silence for John and Kevin
# RIP
# RIP

Crete tragedy: Symphony orchestra holds minute's silence for John and Kevin

Sep 1st 2014, 12:39 PM 32,397 Views 1 Comment

Violist John Lynch and his partner, Kevin Devine, died on Friday off a beach in the town of Kissamos.

# mediterranean - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Two Irishmen die in Crete drowning tragedy
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Two Irishmen die in Crete drowning tragedy

Aug 31st 2014, 8:22 PM 73,974 Views 8 Comments

The tragedy happened on Friday. The Department of Foreign Affairs is assisting the families of the two men.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

It'll take four days to tug the Costa Concordia to its final destination
# Giglio
# Giglio

It'll take four days to tug the Costa Concordia to its final destination

Jul 22nd 2014, 8:52 AM 12,900 Views 11 Comments

Genoa is 340km away.

# mediterranean - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Map shows where Homer’s Odyssey really took place
# The High Seas
# The High Seas

Map shows where Homer’s Odyssey really took place

Dec 15th 2013, 10:30 AM 17,946 Views 15 Comments

The action described in the ancient epic poem spans the breadth of the Mediterranean Sea.

# mediterranean - Friday 25 October, 2013

Nearly 700 refugees rescued off the coast of Sicily
# Refugee Boats
# Refugee Boats

Nearly 700 refugees rescued off the coast of Sicily

Oct 25th 2013, 1:13 PM 6,565 Views 36 Comments

Asylum-seekers from five different boats have been intercepted over the past 24 hours according to the Italian coastguard.

# mediterranean - Monday 14 October, 2013

Italy mounts large-scale patrol of migrant boats after deaths
# Immigrants
# Immigrants

Italy mounts large-scale patrol of migrant boats after deaths

Oct 14th 2013, 10:12 AM 2,793 Views 11 Comments

Italy has appealed for more help from other European countries to deal with the sharp increase in refugee arrivals.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

EU demands extra search patrols as 300 feared dead in Italy migrant boat tragedy
# Italy
# Italy

EU demands extra search patrols as 300 feared dead in Italy migrant boat tragedy

Oct 8th 2013, 7:03 PM 3,656 Views 5 Comments

The EU Home Affairs Commissioner is due to visit the site of the Lampedusa disaster tomorrow with Josee Manuel Barroso.

# mediterranean - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Doctors ‘run out of coffins’ on tragic Italian island
# Lampedusa
# Lampedusa

Doctors ‘run out of coffins’ on tragic Italian island

Oct 3rd 2013, 10:44 PM 17,883 Views 10 Comments

More than 130 people drowned in the horrific tragedy as doctors say they have run out of coffins.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

Study reveals every single junk food meal damages your arteries
# Junk Food
# Junk Food

Study reveals every single junk food meal damages your arteries

Oct 30th 2012, 3:36 PM 20,920 Views 78 Comments

Don’t worry though, you can scoff as much Mediterranean food as you like.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Russian flotilla headed for Syria enters Mediterranean
# Syria
# Syria

Russian flotilla headed for Syria enters Mediterranean

Jul 24th 2012, 7:28 PM 6,865 Views 91 Comments

Russia has denied that the deployment of the warships is linked to the escalating conflict in Syria.

# mediterranean - Saturday 14 January, 2012

Cruise ship runs aground off Italy, 3 bodies found
# Accident
# Accident

Cruise ship runs aground off Italy, 3 bodies found

Jan 14th 2012, 7:45 AM 11,733 Views 29 Comments

An Irish couple were on board the cruise liner but the DFA has confirmed they were not hurt in the accident.

# mediterranean - Monday 1 August, 2011

Migrants who fled Libya found dead on boat travelling to Italy
# Migrants
# Migrants

Migrants who fled Libya found dead on boat travelling to Italy

Aug 1st 2011, 12:04 PM 379 Views 1 Comment

Twenty five bodies – all young men – have been found dead in the hold of a boat crossing the Mediterranean.