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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# migrant crisis

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Confirmed: Ireland will take in 4,000 refugees
A special cabinet meeting was held this morning to discuss Ireland’s response to the crisis.
Hungarian journalist fired after 'kicking migrants'
The camerawoman was seen tripping up a man with a child in his arms.
Taoiseach says Isis 'want to blow up Newgrange'
And the Rock of Cashel too.
Police officer who carried drowned Syrian boy speaks of 'indescribable pain'
Images of the man carrying the little boy’s body provoked an outpouring of sympathy for refugees trying to get to Europe.
'Germany is taking in 800,000 refugees, were Ireland proportionally as welcoming, we would take in 40,000'
Donal O’Keeffe writes about ‘The week since Aylan Kurdi’s death woke the world and shamed us all’.
Priests being sent forms to identify vacant properties for refugees
Bishop Kevin Doran is asking parishioners to flag properties “be it a vacant house or a granny flat”.
Packing up after Electric Picnic? Here's how to donate your tent towards the refugee crisis
Volunteers will be on hand at information points in each campsite to take your tent off your hands.
Tears of joy as Germany welcomes refugee trains streaming into Munich
Over 6,000 people have already arrived and tens of thousands more are expected in the coming weeks.
Asylum and refugees: How Ireland compares to the rest of the world
A new analysis of official figures, by
'We cry about the Magdalene laundries but throw refugees into rat infested holiday camps'
‘Ireland loves nothing more than to toot its own horn as a saintly global peacemaker.’
Bono has a message about the refugee crisis
U2 kicked off their European tour last night and Bono got political.
Dubliners got a chance to see what life is really like in Syria
The video was harrowing.
Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled to discuss the refugee crisis?
Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin want it to happen.
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Ireland taking in more refugees, a murder investigation in Tallaght and chaos in Hungary.
Syrian family laid to rest as Taoiseach says we can take in more refugees
“There’s got to be a clear plan and a clear strategy to help people who are so distressed by these events.”
Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island for refugees
Meanwhile, Bob Geldof has described the crisis as “an absolute sickening, f***ing disgrace”.
Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home?
An EU plan for migrant resettlement is set to be announced next week.
Hungarian football ultras attack refugees at Budapest train station
The Hungarian capital plays host to a Euro 2016 qualifier tonight.
Trucks, vans and cars: Irish aid convoy to help migrants prepares to set sail
“I suppose I couldn’t just sit back and not do anything.”
Over 6,000 people pledge to home refugees as humanitarian crisis worsens
The campaign is urging solidarity with migrants and refugees.
Hungarian Prime Minister says migrant crisis is 'a German problem, not a European one'
Meanwhile, a Ukip candidate reportedly tweeted that a young Syrian boy died because his family was “greedy for the good life in Europe”.
Here's what we can all do to help ease the migrant crisis
The human tragedy going on across the Mediterranean at present has shocked one and all, but there are practical ways to help.
Pictures: Desperate mother clings to her baby as police try to bring migrants to camps
Chaotic scenes at a train station in Hungary today.
Desperate migrants storm Budapest station after two day stand-off
Chaos erupted as crowds of people burst into the flashpoint station and rushed towards a standing train.
Ireland will do more: 'Dead bodies of young children on the shores of Europe — we can't let that lie'
Minister Brendan Howlin has indicated that Ireland will take in more than its allocated 600 people.
Defence Forces staff set to stay on duty in Mediterranean until November
The LÉ Samuel Beckett will be the third Naval Service vessel to be deployed to the region.
Poll: Should every town in Ireland take in 10 refugee families?
A senior UK politician is suggesting every town in Britain take ten families. Would it work here?
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
The Fennelly report, the migrant crisis and a €3.7 million AIB error had people talking…
Keep out! 10 of the world's most significant border 'walls'
Imposing structures, soldiers with guns and strict rules.
One country is going out of its way to welcome refugees heading for Europe
Even football fans have been showing their support.
'We want to help them but we can’t': Tourist hub Greek island is at breaking point
The country is dealing with its own economic struggles as thousands of migrants arrive in the country.
Glastonbury's left-behind wellies are being donated to the migrants in Calais
“The migrants in Calais are living in desperate conditions and we’re very pleased to be able to help support their basic humanitarian needs.”
As many as 200 bodies found floating as boat sinks in Mediterranean
This brings to number of those killed in the Mediterranean this year to more than 2,500.
A warning to Europe: Up to 50 people found suffocated in a truck in Austria
An investigation is underway which includes police from Hungary.
Merkel vows zero tolerance for migrant hate - as 55 bodies found on boats
Meanwhile the Defence Forces have rescued hundreds of people – including 71 children – in an operation tonight.
"Exceptionally busy": Irish holidaymakers are still packing out flights to Kos
The cafés along the beach-front in the popular sun spot have become an unlikely first port of call for thousands of refugees.
This photographer's incredible photo of a refugee family has gone viral
He spoke to us about the image.
More than 40 people suffocated in hold of migrant boat
The boat which was intercepted off the Italian coast was carrying around 300 people.
Giant passenger ferry sent to Kos - but migrants won't be allowed live on it
“It’s only for the screening and briefing of the Syrians,” an immigration official said.
Riot police sent to island after 1,000 locked in football stadium in Kos
There are said to be two toilets in the stadium.