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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# refugee crisis

Last month
January 2023
# refugee centres
McDonald: Protests at centres 'absolutely wrong approach' - but those taking part are 'mixed bag'
The Sinn Féin leader said people’s frustration over the housing crisis should not be directed at vulnerable people.
# sean binder
Greek judge to rule on Friday whether to drop charges against Irish man accused of people smuggling
Seán Binder was arrested on the island of Lesbos in 2018.
Last year
2022
# refugee crisis
Ukrainian refugees set to be accommodated in five army barracks
Modular housing is set to be built on defence force sites, it is understood.
Buildings on Defence Force sites are set to be repurposed to house refugees in what is described as 'dormitory style' accommodation.
Lands on the five sites have also been offered to the Office of Public Works (OPW) for modular builds.
Over the course of the weekend, 53 people refugees could not be accommodated – 44 Ukrainian, and 9 International protection applicants.
Govt plans to double payment for Ukrainian hosts to €800 in response to accommodation crisis
# refugee crisis
Govt plans to double payment for Ukrainian hosts to €800 in response to accommodation crisis
A temporary facility is opening at Dublin Airport today.
# refugee crisis
Ukrainian ambassador says lack of accommodation is 'unacceptable'
43 Ukrainian men have been told that there is no accommodation available.
# Ukraine
Government will try to 'avoid' Ukrainian refugees being left to sleep on streets
Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman could not rule out refugees sleeping on the streets amid “grave concerns” over capacity.
# refugee crisis
Amsterdam to house migrants on cruise ship moored in port
It is the second Dutch city to approve plans for putting up migrants on a cruise liner.
# Europe
Visa-free travel for some refugees suspended over fears of 'abuse' of system - Ukrainians not affected
The Government made the announcement this evening amid a shortage of accommodation for refugees.
# tgip-podcast
The Good Information Podcast: Migration - a contentious issue facing the EU and Ireland
Are the EU’s policies towards migration helping those in need – or just the EU?
# rent a room
Up to €14,000 can be earned in rent by social welfare recipients under newly agreed rules
The change means that social welfare payments will not be impacted for earning rental income under €14,000.
# refugee crisis
Defence Forces spend over €110,000 outside procurement process in response to Ukrainian refugee crisis
Defence Minister Simon Coveney detailed 16 contracts made outside of standard procurement rules.
# Ukraine
Irish universities to supply temporary beds for refugees as Govt says student supply 'won't be impacted'
The Department has said refugees will likely be moved from the student beds after the summer break.
About 4,500 beds have been secured from both third-level institutions and private providers.
Just under half are coming directly from Irish universities but the duration of availability varies.
The department has said refugees will likely be moved from the student beds after the summer break.
# refugee crisis
Holiday home owners could be paid for housing refugees, junior minister suggests
Over 25,000 refugees have arrived in the country as of this week.
# ukrainian refugees
Government considering monthly €400 payment for households who host Ukrainian refugees
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Ireland is examining new options for housing Ukrainian refugees.
# refugee crisis
Shortage of accommodation for Ukrainian refugees expected by the end of April, Cabinet told
Nearly 25,000 pledges for accommodation of Ukrainian refugees have been made by Irish people so far.
# ukrainian refugees
Up to 35,000 new homes may be needed to house Ukrainian refugees, says Housing Minister
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that the planning system was a drawback to activating housing developments.
# refugee crisis
Irish Defence Forces building large-scale tent camp for incoming Ukrainian refugees
Latest figures show that more than 13,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland so far.
# ukrainian refugees
Three new centres to support Ukrainian refugees to open in Dublin, Cork and Limerick
Almost 7,300 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Ireland since the war broke out last month.
# refugee crisis
Scotland 'stands ready' to take in 3,000 Ukrainian refugees immediately, says Nicola Sturgeon
The Scottish First Minister said she’s concerned the UK government’s refugee scheme is “slow and cumbersome”.
# Humanitarian Crisis
At the border: 'People should stop sending us summer clothes. We need food and things for babies'
Niall O’Connor reports from the Polish/Ukraine border.
Voices
Debate Room: Charlie Flanagan and Richard Boyd Barrett debate Ireland's neutrality
As war rages in Ukraine, the question of Ireland’s place in the world as a neutral voice for peace is under the spotlight.
# refugee crisis
Over 2,000 people fleeing Ukraine have arrived in Ireland with 640 staying in hotels
Two-thirds of those who have arrived are staying with family members.
Future accomodation options including modular homes and even Defence Forces facilities are being discussed.
The Telegraph has reported that UK ministers voiced concerns about Ireland's 'open door' policy.
The government has said that "crisis measures" may be enacted to deal with the situation.
Government to carry out checks on homes being put forward as potential lodgings for refugees
1,800 Ukrainians have arrived in Ireland with number 'growing day by day', Taoiseach says
# Ukraine
More than 1.5 million refugees flee Ukraine in past 10 days, says UN
Government is making plans to accommodate thousands of refugees in Ireland.
# refugee crisis
UN says one million have fled Ukraine since start of Russia’s invasion
The tally amounts to more than 2% of Ukraine’s population on the move in under a week.
# Fleeing War
More than 500,000 people have fled Ukraine since Russian attack, UN says
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi gave the estimate in a tweet.
All time
# Poland-Belarus border
Explainer: Why tensions are flaring between Poland and Belarus over migrant crossings
The situation has escalated rapidly since last weekend.
# Afghanistan
Countries urged to take in Afghan refugees as thousands try to flee Taliban
Afghans rushed onto the tarmac at Kabul airport yesterday in an attempt to leave the country.
# lesbos
Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week
The blaze means thousands more refugees are in need of emergency housing.
# refugee crisis
Calls for help aboard Banksy-funded refugee rescue ship have been 'ignored'
The vessel was bought with the proceeds of some of Banksy’s works.
# refugee crisis
Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic broke EU law by refusing refugees, European Court of Justice rules
They ‘failed to fulfil their obligations under European Union law,’ the ECJ held.
# refugee crisis
EU to offer migrants in Greece €2,000 to return to their home countries
The plan, available for a month only and based on a €2,000 stipend, is only open to those who arrived in Greece before 1 January.
# Idlib
UN warns 'major international confrontation' possible after 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria
The soldiers were killed in the province of Idlib by a Syrian air strike last night.
# Essex
'Seeing that little body was unbearable': How Europe is responding to the migrant and refugee crisis
The recent discovery of 39 bodies in a lorry in Essex has put the crisis back under the spotlight.
# European elections 2019
Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually?
There were mixed answers from candidates on whether Ireland should accept more refugees or not.
# European elections 2019
Question: Should Ireland increase the number of asylum seekers and refugees it takes in annually?
There were mixed answers from candidates on whether Ireland should accept more refugees or not.
Voices
Opinion: In makeshift refugee camps a lost generation of Syrian children cling to hope
The Syrian crisis may be entering its ninth year but a return home still feels a long way off for half a million children stranded in Lebanon, writes Aine Costigan
# refugee crisis
Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped
The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.
Voices
'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'
A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.
# Integration
‘We're not talking about this enough': Ireland warned to take action against radicalisation
An expert has said better integration of asylum seekers and refugees must play a role in this process.
# radical pathways
How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation
Exploring integration and extremism in the context of the refugee crisis.