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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Migration

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'Migrants are vital to the wellbeing of society': Study finds common myths about immigrants are false
The two-year research was published in the medical journal The Lancet.
'Honestly, we are in a mess': Kofi Annan lashed out at global leaders in one of his final interviews
“Today, leaders are going in the wrong direction.”
EU leaders agree migration deal after all-night Brussels talks
Italy’s hardline new premier said his country was “no longer alone”.
Merkel warns that migration 'could decide Europe's destiny'
German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the warning hours before a Brussels summit with other EU leaders.
'Time is running out' - Varadkar joins EU leaders to talk Brexit and migration
Deep divisions are expected to surface over migration.
Italy passes sea rescue of 1,000 to Libya as EU nations hold informal talks on migration
Migration across the Mediterranean Sea is down sharply from last year but it is dominating Europe’s political agenda.
Trump says to prosecute migrants 'you have to take the children away'
US officials say more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.
'Building walls will not solve this problem. Neither can the EU provide a home for everyone'
The issue might not be in the headlines now, but it could be very quickly, writes Brian Hayes MEP.
Concern after 15 swans killed by power lines in Co Donegal
At least 15 of the migratory birds have died at power lines in Carrigans in the northern county in recent times.
'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'
The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.
A non-EU parent has a right to residency if their child is an EU citizen
An EU court ruled on the case of a Venezuelan woman who entered the Netherlands as a visitor and had a child with a Dutch national.
Why do we have a census? Here's what the statistics are used for
Some of the summary results from last year’s census will be published today.
FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration
The National Party leader made a series of claims about immigration on the Last Word this week. We checked them out.
99.8% of Hungarian voters have rejected EU migrant quotas in 'invalid' referendum
While almost all who voted backed the Government, turnout was short of the 50% threshold.
Pope Francis condemns gossipy journalism as a form of terrorism
The pontiff also urged journalists not to stoke fear over migration forced by war or hunger.
Brexit minister: Some EU citizens may be forced to leave the UK
David Davis says there may be a cut off date for migrants who’ve settled in the UK.
Three arrested after 26 women report sexual assaults at German music festival
The mostly young women said they were encircled and groped by groups of men.
1,000 bison might be killed at Yellowstone Park this winter
The plan is to kill mostly calves and females.
There is no room to bury people shipwrecked off Greece as crossing numbers continue to rise
United Nations figures show that more than 218,000 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in October.
Birds are choosing England over Spain because they prefer the food
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.
Britain is planning to jail immigrants who are working illegally
Wages earned will also be taken off illegal workers.
The swallows are back from Africa and that means summer has officially begun
Don’t forget these little guys are a protected species…
Here's a little help for anyone thinking of emigrating (and for anyone who already has)
A new website has been launched to offer advice to emigrants, tapping into the wisdom of 500 who already have.
The unemployment rate has been revised down even further
A new CSO report has revealed that since the same time last year, the number of people unemployed has fallen by 37,000.
Rural Ireland: 'The life has gone out of it. Even 20 or 30 jobs would give the place a lift'
A short documentary shows how the people of Ballydehob are dealing with unemployment and emigration.
Fears for 500 on sunken boat as two Palestinian migrants are rescued in Mediterranean
The UN has estimated that 2,200 people have drowned crossing the seas since June.
President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: "We owe them a debt of gratitude."
The story of Irish emigration is one to be proud of he argued.
Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work
In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.
Police find tunnel used to smuggle Mexicans into America
Three suspected people-traffickers were arrested.
Study finds Irish travelling abroad to work fear 'skidding' to lower social classes
It also suggests that many ‘commuter migrants’ choose that lifestyle as a way of tackling large mortgages.
Population of the Greater Dublin Area could grow by 400,000 over 20 years
The latest CSO figures also predict a ‘marked increase’ in the number of over 65s.
Watch hundreds of geese fill the sky after a break from migration
It’s a geese tsunami.
Divers hope to resume search off Italy amid fears death toll could reach 300
Rough seas have hampered the body recovery effort off Lampedusa where a boat carrying hundreds of migrants from Africa sank on Thursday.
Despite recession, Ireland still crying out for high-skilled workers from abroad
Almost 4 per cent of Ireland’s workers come from outside the European Economic Area, according to new ESRI research.
Column: Why scapegoat the most vulnerable to protect the most powerful?
Immigrants have become the new enemy, writes Bobby Gilmore – who says if we are not careful protectionism, extreme nationalism, racism, ethno-centrism and exclusion will prevail in Europe.
Aaron McKenna: Whatever will we do about all those job-taking immigrants?
Isn’t it odd that, at the same time as we’re begging for amnesty for illegal immigrants in another country, we posses near Arizona Tea Party Republican levels of antipathy towards certain segments of our immigrant body at home, writes Aaron McKenna.
One new emigrant every five minutes, according to latest CSO figures
The latest population estimates from the Central Statistics Office show emigration is higher now than any time in the 1980s.
Column: Homesickness - the emigrant's burden
The whiff of a favourite foodstuff, the emotional low of feeling ill – these are just two of the catalysts to awaken homesickness when you’re an expat, says Irishman-in-Japan Mark Boyle.
PHOTOS: Intimate images from asylum seekers’ lives in Ireland
Photographer Rory O’Neill sneaked into ‘direct provision’ accommodation in central Dublin to capture these pictures.