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# migrant crisis
Italy threatens to close its ports to foreign ships that rescue migrants from the sea
More than 10,000 people were pulled to safety between Sunday and Tuesday off Libya — including 5,000 on Monday alone.
# LE Eithne
Irish naval vessel rescues over 180 refugees in the Mediterranean
The LÉ Eithne is now enroute to assist in another rescue operation.
# left with nothing
This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey
Dutch-Irish artist Annabel Konig spent a month in the migrant accommodation centres in Athens in early May.
# 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.
# Grande-Synthe
Massive arson attack guts French migrant camp
The population of the Grande-Synthe camp has swelled since the destruction last October of the squalid Jungle camp near Calais.
# 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
What happens to the 12 men and two women found in a truck in Rosslare?
The Immigration Council of Ireland said this was one example of Europe’s lack of response to the migrant crisis.
# 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.
# migrant crisis
Nearly 100 people missing, eight dead, after latest migrant boat tragedy off Libyan coast
More than 5,000 people died in the Mediterranean last year, the majority of them on the Libya-Italy migrant route.
# 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.
# 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.
# migrant crisis
Majority of Irish people think we can't cope with planned intake of refugees
The government has pledged to resettle 520 refugees here in 2017.
# Peacekeepers
Defence Forces honoured with award for humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts
The Irish force has been involved in the rescue of thousands of migrants.
# Asylum
'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece
Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.
# Burqa ban
'The full veil must be banned... wherever legally possible': Merkel wants a burqa ban in Germany
She underlined her support for a proposal by her interior minister to outlaw the full-face burqa Islamic veil in public places.
# migrant crisis
Hundreds arrested after riot in Bulgaria's largest refugee camp
Migrants were protesting a recently imposed ban on leaving the centre pending medical checks.
# factcheck
FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment?
One FactCheck reader was curious about a claim made by Simon Harris last week, so we looked into it.
# 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.
# Libya
Almost 250 migrants, who were forced to sail at gunpoint, feared drowned in Mediterranean
Many of those who sailed today from Libya are believed to have been forced to do so at gunpoint.
# hotspot
Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report
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
'Some flee immediately': Migrants pretending to be children to get into Ireland
So far this year, Tusla has received 97 referrals into its team for separated children seeking asylum.
# 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.
# 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.
# Rosslare
A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford
The migrants were found inside a unaccompanied container from Cherbourg on the Irish Ferries Oscar Wilde ship.
# migrant crisis
Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean
They were taken aboard the LÉ Samuel Beckett, where they received food, water and medical treatment where required.
# migrant crisis
Hungary expected to reject refugee resettlement as PM accused of mobilising 'fear and hatred'
Voters are being asked to approve the EU’s plan to deal with the migrant crisis.
# 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.
# daesh
Dialogue is the only way to deal with the irreligious hatred of Islamic State, says the Dalai Lama
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
'Normal birth in dangerously abnormal conditions': Baby born on rescue vessel in international waters
The baby boy’s mother said she was having contractions for three days on a rubber boat.
# 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.
# migrant crisis
LÉ James Joyce helps to rescue almost 2,000 migrants off the coast of Libya
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
Refugees in Turkey are to be given debit cards by the EU
They did not give details of how much each card would be worth.
# 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.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
A murder investigation in Kildare, Mother Teresa’s sainthood and a stunning win for Tipperary had everyone talking…
# humanitarians
Irish Naval Service crew to be given medals for assistance with migrant crisis
The Irish Naval Service has rescued over 11,500 migrants to date.
# local election
Exit polls: Germany's anti-migrant populists unseat Merkel's party
The polls opened today, exactly a year after Angela Merkel decided to let tens of thousands of migrants into the country.
# Ruedesheim
Refugee dies in German shelter after trying to set his wife on fire
The man was known to police.
# 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.