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#migrant crisis

# migrant-crisis - 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.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Massive arson attack guts French migrant camp
# Grande-Synthe
# Grande-Synthe

Massive arson attack guts French migrant camp

Apr 11th 2017, 7:01 AM 11,752 Views 55 Comments

The population of the Grande-Synthe camp has swelled since the destruction last October of the squalid Jungle camp near Calais.

# migrant-crisis - 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.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 3 April, 2017

What happens to the 12 men and two women found in a truck in Rosslare?
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

What happens to the 12 men and two women found in a truck in Rosslare?

Apr 3rd 2017, 8:39 AM 27,544 Views 109 Comments

The Immigration Council of Ireland said this was one example of Europe’s lack of response to the migrant crisis.

# migrant-crisis - 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.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Nearly 100 people missing, eight dead, after latest migrant boat tragedy off Libyan coast
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Nearly 100 people missing, eight dead, after latest migrant boat tragedy off Libyan coast

Jan 15th 2017, 9:27 AM 10,859 Views 97 Comments

More than 5,000 people died in the Mediterranean last year, the majority of them on the Libya-Italy migrant route.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 10th 2017, 4:30 PM 29,858 Views 277 Comments

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

# migrant-crisis - 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.

# migrant-crisis - 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.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Majority of Irish people think we can't cope with planned intake of refugees
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Majority of Irish people think we can't cope with planned intake of refugees

Dec 13th 2016, 10:38 AM 10,551 Views 127 Comments

The government has pledged to resettle 520 refugees here in 2017.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 12 December, 2016

Defence Forces honoured with award for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts
# Peacekeepers
# Peacekeepers

Defence Forces honoured with award for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts

Dec 12th 2016, 10:23 AM 6,370 Views 30 Comments

The Irish force has been involved in the rescue of thousands of migrants.

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece
# Asylum
# Asylum

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece

Dec 12th 2016, 9:57 AM 16,371 Views 164 Comments

Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

'The full veil must be banned... wherever legally possible': Merkel wants a burqa ban in Germany
# Burqa Ban
# Burqa Ban

'The full veil must be banned... wherever legally possible': Merkel wants a burqa ban in Germany

Dec 6th 2016, 2:00 PM 18,857 Views 130 Comments

She underlined her support for a proposal by her interior minister to outlaw the full-face burqa Islamic veil in public places.

# migrant-crisis - Friday 25 November, 2016

Hundreds arrested after riot in Bulgaria's largest refugee camp
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Hundreds arrested after riot in Bulgaria's largest refugee camp

Nov 25th 2016, 9:35 AM 9,986 Views 85 Comments

Migrants were protesting a recently imposed ban on leaving the centre pending medical checks.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 13 November, 2016

FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment?

Nov 13th 2016, 9:15 PM 50,848 Views 145 Comments

One FactCheck reader was curious about a claim made by Simon Harris last week, so we looked into it.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 7 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 7th 2016, 6:00 AM 10,864 Views 34 Comments

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

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean
# Libya
# Libya

Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean

Nov 3rd 2016, 9:25 PM 19,820 Views 81 Comments

Many of those who sailed today from Libya are believed to have been forced to do so at gunpoint.

Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report
# Hotspot
# Hotspot

Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report

Nov 3rd 2016, 6:20 AM 12,490 Views 64 Comments

Amnesty International has released a new report claiming to offer testimonies of abuse and ill-treatment by Italian authorities which “may amount to torture”.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland

Oct 29th 2016, 9:30 PM 33,387 Views 114 Comments

So far this year, Tusla has received 97 referrals into its team for separated children seeking asylum.

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

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

Oct 29th 2016, 2:46 PM 12,646 Views 28 Comments

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

# migrant-crisis - Monday 24 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 24th 2016, 7:33 AM 11,111 Views 28 Comments

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

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford
# Rosslare
# Rosslare

A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford

Oct 18th 2016, 12:04 PM 27,408 Views 118 Comments

The migrants were found inside a unaccompanied container from Cherbourg on the Irish Ferries Oscar Wilde ship.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean

Oct 4th 2016, 10:01 PM 10,261 Views 88 Comments

They were taken aboard the LÉ Samuel Beckett, where they received food, water and medical treatment where required.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Hungary expected to reject refugee resettlement as PM accused of mobilising 'fear and hatred'
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Hungary expected to reject refugee resettlement as PM accused of mobilising 'fear and hatred'

Oct 2nd 2016, 8:39 AM 11,334 Views 68 Comments

Voters are being asked to approve the EU’s plan to deal with the migrant crisis.

# migrant-crisis - 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.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Dialogue is the only way to deal with the irreligious hatred of Islamic State, says the Dalai Lama
# Daesh
# Daesh

Dialogue is the only way to deal with the irreligious hatred of Islamic State, says the Dalai Lama

Sep 13th 2016, 8:09 PM 11,423 Views 71 Comments

The Buddhist spiritual leader also said Europe should educate for the children of hundreds of thousands of refugees, mainly from the war-torn Middle East, to help them go home rebuild their countries.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 12 September, 2016

'Normal birth in dangerously abnormal conditions': Baby born on rescue vessel in international waters
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

'Normal birth in dangerously abnormal conditions': Baby born on rescue vessel in international waters

Sep 12th 2016, 10:01 PM 12,021 Views 37 Comments

The baby boy’s mother said she was having contractions for three days on a rubber boat.

# migrant-crisis - 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.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 10 September, 2016

LÉ James Joyce helps to rescue almost 2,000 migrants off the coast of Libya
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

LÉ James Joyce helps to rescue almost 2,000 migrants off the coast of Libya

Sep 10th 2016, 5:13 PM 10,618 Views 99 Comments

The rescue, which took place 40 nautical miles north-east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, (about 75 miles, or a third of the way to Malta) followed a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre.

# migrant-crisis - Friday 9 September, 2016

Refugees in Turkey are to be given debit cards by the EU
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Refugees in Turkey are to be given debit cards by the EU

Sep 9th 2016, 6:04 AM 17,504 Views 83 Comments

They did not give details of how much each card would be worth.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 5 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 5th 2016, 10:16 AM 19,009 Views 58 Comments

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

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Sep 4th 2016, 7:58 PM 9,279 Views 0 Comments

A murder investigation in Kildare, Mother Teresa’s sainthood and a stunning win for Tipperary had everyone talking…

Irish Naval Service crew to be given medals for assistance with migrant crisis
# Humanitarians
# Humanitarians

Irish Naval Service crew to be given medals for assistance with migrant crisis

Sep 4th 2016, 6:31 PM 13,806 Views 56 Comments

The Irish Naval Service has rescued over 11,500 migrants to date.

Exit polls: Germany's anti-migrant populists unseat Merkel's party
# Local Election
# Local Election

Exit polls: Germany's anti-migrant populists unseat Merkel's party

Sep 4th 2016, 5:20 PM 26,400 Views 163 Comments

The polls opened today, exactly a year after Angela Merkel decided to let tens of thousands of migrants into the country.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Refugee dies in German shelter after trying to set his wife on fire
# Ruedesheim
# Ruedesheim

Refugee dies in German shelter after trying to set his wife on fire

Sep 1st 2016, 2:18 PM 24,699 Views 119 Comments

The man was known to police.

# migrant-crisis - 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.

# migrant-crisis - 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.

# migrant-crisis - Friday 22 July, 2016

Paris camp housing over 1,000 migrants dismantled by police
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Paris camp housing over 1,000 migrants dismantled by police

Jul 22nd 2016, 1:13 PM 16,444 Views 47 Comments

It is the 26th such operation this year.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Irish sailors have rescued 605 people and recovered 16 dead bodies
# The Mediterranean
# The Mediterranean

Irish sailors have rescued 605 people and recovered 16 dead bodies

Jul 21st 2016, 11:00 PM 9,321 Views 82 Comments

The LE James Joyce was today tasked to a metal barge crossing the sea.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 18 July, 2016

The world's six richest countries take in just 9% of the world's refugees
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The world's six richest countries take in just 9% of the world's refugees

Jul 18th 2016, 10:43 AM 24,564 Views 151 Comments

Over 65 million people have fled their homes because of conflict, persecution and violence.