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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

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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.
Italy is hoping these new hard-hitting ads will scare migrants off crossing the sea
The campaign is targeting 15 African countries.
Paris camp housing over 1,000 migrants dismantled by police
It is the 26th such operation this year.
Irish sailors have rescued 605 people and recovered 16 dead bodies
The LE James Joyce was today tasked to a metal barge crossing the sea.
The world's six richest countries take in just 9% of the world's refugees
Over 65 million people have fled their homes because of conflict, persecution and violence.
Tánaiste agrees to allow an extra 260 refugees resettle in Ireland
Some 273 asylum seekers have already arrived here from Lebanon.
Denmark has confiscated thousands of euros from immigrants under controversial new laws
Police in Copenhagen took the money from two men and three women from Iran.
Remains of bodies from migrant boat that drowned 800 to be raised off Italy
Italian PM Matteo Renzi has vowed to give all the victims decent burials.
Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean
The bodies of two females were also recovered.
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.
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.
100 people feared dead after shipwreck off Libya
Around 50 people have been resecued from the water.
Powerful video shows child fleeing war-torn England
It is the sequel to a viral video from 2014.
Hundreds of migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes in Mediterranean
Survivors said they were from Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Egypt.
Refugees taken in by the Pope hail the pontiff as a "saviour"
Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos yesterday.
Police fire tear gas at migrants leaving 260+ injured in border clash
Officials have denied that plastic bullets were used in the clash.
Pictures: More than 100 migrants have been sent back to Turkey
Yesterday saw the second wave of deportations.
Pope Francis uses Easter message to hit out at the "rejection" of migrants
The pontiff had also decried what he called Europe’s “indifferent and anaesthetised conscience” over migrants.
Plan for Greece to send back illegal migrants under 'one-for-one' deal
The suggestion was made by the Turkish prime minister.
'Mama Merkel' rules out closing the 'Balkan route' to Syrian refugees
A meeting on in Brussels also saw Turkey trying to strongarm the EU.
Arriving in Europe alone at 17 to work 16-hour shifts and sleep on mattresses
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied Afghan minors sought asylum in Europe last year. Many of them are now spread out in special shelters across the continent.
Calais migrants sew lips shut in protest against destruction of camp
Police moved into the camp again yesterday to demolish the make-shift homes the migrants have been living in.
Smugglers jailed for four years after death of Syrian toddler on beach
A photo of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach sent shockwaves around the world last year.
Tear gas fired as migrants try to storm Greece-Macedonia border fence
The UN’s rights chief criticised a “rising roar of xenophobia” towards migrants.
Hundreds to be moved as France to begin bulldozing 'The Jungle' migrant camp
Migrants have been offered new accommodation in containers.
Up to 1,000 migrants and refugees are being kicked out of Jungle camp
Around 20% of those in the camp have until 8pm on Tuesday to leave.
Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais
An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.
Sweden to expel up to 80,000 asylum seekers
It’s the latest move by EU states to tighten their borders in the face of the migrant and refugee crisis.
'No simple answer': Denmark has passed its controversial new asylum laws
Authorities are now allowed to seize valuables from refugees..
Seventeen children among dead as boats capsize off Greece
Two boats are reported to have sank off the Greek coast, leaving at least 42 migrants dead.
First arrest made over New Year's sex attacks in Cologne
More than 760 police reports have been filed in connection with German police.
Braving the snow in hope of a better life: 'Nothing can stop them'
The harsh winter weather has made migrants’ journey through Europe even harder.
Asylum seekers banned from German swimming pool after sexual harassment reports
Authorities denied placing entire groups of people under suspicion, but said the measure was aimed at laying down clear ground rules.
The 32 photographs that took our breath away in 2015
From Paris to Tunisia, from the marriage referendum to the migrant crisis, here are all of the best photos of this year.
Relatives of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi, who drowned off the coast of Turkey, have arrived in Canada
Alan’s uncle Mohammed and his wife and children hope to make a new live for themselves in Canada.
Irish ships in the Mediterranean rescued almost 9,000 migrants in 2015
Both Ireland’s maritime Defence Forces and its Coast Guard have had a year to remember.
Father of drowned Syrian toddler to give Channel 4's Christmas message
He will appeal for the world to open its doors to Syrians.
EU leaders tell Cameron his demands are unacceptable
Talks over migration and Brexit are expected to dominate this week’s two-day summit.
The EU is about to propose one of the biggest transfers of sovereignty in decades
However, Ireland will not be obliged to take part in the controversial border guard system.