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Police move out thousands of migrants sleeping rough in Paris
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Police move out thousands of migrants sleeping rough in Paris

Jul 7th 2017, 2:53 PM 14,966 Views 34 Comments

The migrants had been living near an aid centre in the capital.

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Feb 21st 2017, 9:00 PM 17,088 Views 61 Comments

Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.

'When you are in a hole, stop digging' - Swedes have taken issue with Trump's latest tweet
# Swede Disposition
# Swede Disposition

'When you are in a hole, stop digging' - Swedes have taken issue with Trump's latest tweet

Feb 20th 2017, 7:00 PM 31,830 Views 108 Comments

The US president made comments about a supposed terrorist incident in Sweden over the weekend.

Lesvos project: 'Art is the perfect way to connect with locals. It breaks down any barriers'
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Lesvos project: 'Art is the perfect way to connect with locals. It breaks down any barriers'

Feb 18th 2017, 8:00 PM 259 Views 12 Comments

Thousands of refugees are crammed in squalid conditions on this Aegean island. One Irishman travelled to Lesvos to paint murals and raise awareness.

Children from Calais 'Jungle' launch legal challenge against British government
# Asylum Claims
# Asylum Claims

Children from Calais 'Jungle' launch legal challenge against British government

Dec 29th 2016, 3:46 PM 11,741 Views 66 Comments

Solicitors representing the dozens of children accuse the Home Office of mishandling asylum claims.

Majority of Irish people think we can't cope with planned intake of refugees
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Majority of Irish people think we can't cope with planned intake of refugees

Dec 13th 2016, 10:38 AM 10,556 Views 127 Comments

The government has pledged to resettle 520 refugees here in 2017.

FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many refugees is Ireland taking in at the moment?

Nov 13th 2016, 9:15 PM 50,890 Views 145 Comments

One FactCheck reader was curious about a claim made by Simon Harris last week, so we looked into it.

Angela Merkel's party suffers bruising loss in Berlin elections as far-right party gains
# Election
# Election

Angela Merkel's party suffers bruising loss in Berlin elections as far-right party gains

Sep 18th 2016, 7:09 PM 14,165 Views 94 Comments

Merkel is facing anger from German citizens over her open-door refugee policy.

Merkel's refugee policy under pressure after poll defeat to anti-migrant party
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Merkel's refugee policy under pressure after poll defeat to anti-migrant party

Sep 5th 2016, 10:11 AM 9,694 Views 91 Comments

Merkel’s decision to let in tens of thousands of migrants is expected to be a key point of contention during this election.

Irish sailors have rescued 605 people and recovered 16 dead bodies
# The Mediterranean
# The Mediterranean

Irish sailors have rescued 605 people and recovered 16 dead bodies

Jul 21st 2016, 11:00 PM 9,323 Views 84 Comments

The LE James Joyce was today tasked to a metal barge crossing the sea.

Mary Robinson has been digging holes in Ethiopia - and has an important message for Europe
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Mary Robinson has been digging holes in Ethiopia - and has an important message for Europe

Jul 8th 2016, 8:02 PM 17,375 Views 71 Comments

The former Irish president thinks we can learn a lot from the east African nation when it comes to looking after refugees.

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean
# LE Roisin
# LE Roisin

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean

Jun 16th 2016, 1:17 PM 8,157 Views 39 Comments

The bodies of two females were also recovered.

1 gorilla vs 1,000 refugees: 'The death of an animal is sad but the drowning of 1,000 people is sadder'
# Opinion
# Opinion

1 gorilla vs 1,000 refugees: 'The death of an animal is sad but the drowning of 1,000 people is sadder'

Jun 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 509 Views 158 Comments

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
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

As 40 children die in the Mediterranean, migrants are rescued crossing from France to England

May 29th 2016, 12:19 PM 18,035 Views 70 Comments

Up to 700 people are believed to have died crossing the Mediterranean this week.

Greek police evacuating refugee camp containing over 8,000 people
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Greek police evacuating refugee camp containing over 8,000 people

May 24th 2016, 9:04 AM 7,666 Views 42 Comments

The move is expected to take at least 10 days.

"A source of national pride" - Ireland's LE Róisín sets sail for the Mediterranean
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

"A source of national pride" - Ireland's LE Róisín sets sail for the Mediterranean

May 1st 2016, 12:28 PM 16,645 Views 136 Comments

The sixty-person crew will be on a 12 week mission.

Mick Wallace breaks down in tears talking about the refugee crisis
# Emotional
# Emotional

Mick Wallace breaks down in tears talking about the refugee crisis

Apr 28th 2016, 4:27 PM 36,186 Views 172 Comments

The TD broke down when speaking about one boy he had met who had lost all his family.

Ireland is nowhere near close to settling its share of Syrian refugees
# Migration Crisis
# Migration Crisis

Ireland is nowhere near close to settling its share of Syrian refugees

Apr 2nd 2016, 8:15 AM 21,982 Views 160 Comments

Ireland has pledged to take in 4,000 people by the end of next year and so far about 500 have been accepted.

Sweden to expel up to 80,000 asylum seekers
# Tighter Borders
# Tighter Borders

Sweden to expel up to 80,000 asylum seekers

Jan 28th 2016, 8:24 AM 29,406 Views 163 Comments

It’s the latest move by EU states to tighten their borders in the face of the migrant and refugee crisis.

One of Europe's most open borders has just been closed
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

One of Europe's most open borders has just been closed

Jan 4th 2016, 8:28 AM 34,429 Views 86 Comments

From today those travelling into Sweden from Denmark will need to have ID with them.

Over 60 million people are set to be displaced worldwide this year
# Mass Displacement
# Mass Displacement

Over 60 million people are set to be displaced worldwide this year

Dec 18th 2015, 8:13 AM 6,334 Views 23 Comments

One out of every 122 humans alive today is someone who has been forced to flee their home.

Almost half of Irish people would house a refugee
# Red C Poll
# Red C Poll

Almost half of Irish people would house a refugee

Dec 17th 2015, 3:16 PM 12,362 Views 111 Comments

About the same proportion also feel economic migrants strengthen Ireland.

The EU is about to propose one of the biggest transfers of sovereignty in decades
# Border Force
# Border Force

The EU is about to propose one of the biggest transfers of sovereignty in decades

Dec 15th 2015, 8:17 AM 21,430 Views 101 Comments

However, Ireland will not be obliged to take part in the controversial border guard system.

Ireland is giving more money to help people suffering in Syria
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Ireland is giving more money to help people suffering in Syria

Dec 14th 2015, 8:00 AM 9,093 Views 56 Comments

A total of €13 million in humanitarian support has now been committed to victims of the Syrian conflict by the Irish government this year.

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'
# Women And War
# Women And War

'Prostitution happens a lot, but what can you do? You have to eat'

Dec 3rd 2015, 6:00 AM 18,099 Views 26 Comments

A new report identifies that women and girls with disabilities are “a particularly at risk group for sexual violence” during humanitarian crises.

Ikea has designed an amazing new shelter for refugees
# Better Shelter
# Better Shelter

Ikea has designed an amazing new shelter for refugees

Nov 28th 2015, 11:30 PM 48,788 Views 63 Comments

It can last up to three years, while current UN tents only last about six months due to harsh weather conditions.

France to EU: We need to wake up and defend ourselves against terrorists
# Border Controls
# Border Controls

France to EU: We need to wake up and defend ourselves against terrorists

Nov 20th 2015, 8:39 AM 10,850 Views 75 Comments

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuv said Paris received no warnings about Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

White House hopeful Ben Carson compares Syrian refugees to rabid dogs
# Alabama
# Alabama

White House hopeful Ben Carson compares Syrian refugees to rabid dogs

Nov 20th 2015, 7:38 AM 11,398 Views 59 Comments

He called for “screening mechanisms that allow us to determine who the mad dogs are”.

US politicians just voted to make it almost impossible for refugees fleeing ISIS to come to America
# US4038
# US4038

US politicians just voted to make it almost impossible for refugees fleeing ISIS to come to America

Nov 19th 2015, 8:24 PM 22,399 Views 151 Comments

“We might as well take down the Statue of Liberty,” said one disgusted Democrat.

Seven children among 14 drowned after boat sinks off Turkey
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Seven children among 14 drowned after boat sinks off Turkey

Nov 11th 2015, 8:35 AM 5,721 Views 30 Comments

It comes as politicians from sixty nations, including Ireland, gather for a summit in Malta.

'I am a child of refugees. Had others not taken us in we all would have been killed'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I am a child of refugees. Had others not taken us in we all would have been killed'

Oct 29th 2015, 6:00 PM 944 Views 104 Comments

Looking at the current crisis, I see myself and my parents at the time when we struggled, writes Thamil Ananthavinayagan.

Far-right extremists planned to set fire to migrant camps in Germany
# Bamberg
# Bamberg

Far-right extremists planned to set fire to migrant camps in Germany

Oct 22nd 2015, 8:23 PM 10,189 Views 170 Comments

It’s the latest incident in a wave of violence against migrants and their supporters, in Germany.

The migration crisis far from over as 12,200 people enter Austria in 36 hours
# No End In Sight
# No End In Sight

The migration crisis far from over as 12,200 people enter Austria in 36 hours

Oct 12th 2015, 8:58 AM 8,643 Views 52 Comments

The total is higher than recent days.

'Devastating and incredible': Irish volunteers on life in the Jungle
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

'Devastating and incredible': Irish volunteers on life in the Jungle

Oct 11th 2015, 9:15 AM 15,673 Views 74 Comments

“You’re in France and within five or six steps you’re walking into a third world country.”

Body of baby boy found washed up on beach of Kos hotel
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Body of baby boy found washed up on beach of Kos hotel

Oct 4th 2015, 8:09 PM 9,821 Views 28 Comments

Authorities believe the child was part of a migrant family which tried to reach Kos in a dinghy.

In a remote Greek cemetery, a nameless dead child with no-one to claim her
# Unknown
# Unknown

In a remote Greek cemetery, a nameless dead child with no-one to claim her

Oct 3rd 2015, 7:45 AM 16,217 Views 57 Comments

All that is known of the little girl is that she was seven, and that she died in search of a better future.

Charity asks people to STOP donating items for refugees as they're inundated
# Cork To Calais
# Cork To Calais

Charity asks people to STOP donating items for refugees as they're inundated

Sep 28th 2015, 4:28 PM 19,188 Views 49 Comments

People have donated over €80,000 and thousands of items.

Banksy's theme park taken apart to build refugee shelters
# Dismaland Calais
# Dismaland Calais

Banksy's theme park taken apart to build refugee shelters

Sep 28th 2015, 10:47 AM 17,190 Views 22 Comments

After five weeks and 150,000 visitors, the artist’s take on Disneyland is no more.

From despair to euphoria and back: Life for a Syrian refugee family in Germany
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

From despair to euphoria and back: Life for a Syrian refugee family in Germany

Sep 26th 2015, 11:15 AM 13,018 Views 66 Comments

They have landed in Heidenau – one of Germany’s most depressed, racism-infested towns.

North Korea is in no doubt who it blames for the refugees 'sweeping the whole of Europe'
# Evil Empire
# Evil Empire

North Korea is in no doubt who it blames for the refugees 'sweeping the whole of Europe'

Sep 24th 2015, 7:17 AM 30,319 Views 116 Comments

North Korea, by contrast, is a “cradle of happy life”.