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#refugee crisis

# refugee-crisis - Friday 18 September, 2015

Body of another drowned toddler washes up on beach in Turkey: report
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Body of another drowned toddler washes up on beach in Turkey: report

Sep 18th 2015, 12:14 PM 26,325 Views 210 Comments

The reported tragedy comes just weeks after images of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi shook the world.

Croatia closes borders after 'mayhem' of migrants breaking through police lines
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Croatia closes borders after 'mayhem' of migrants breaking through police lines

Sep 18th 2015, 7:29 AM 15,244 Views 123 Comments

The country experienced an influx of people after Hungary introduced tougher measures earlier this week.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 17 September, 2015

'Mayhem' as crowds of migrants break through police lines in Croatia
# Closed Borders
# Closed Borders

'Mayhem' as crowds of migrants break through police lines in Croatia

Sep 17th 2015, 10:38 PM 35,386 Views 258 Comments

Authorities in the country have said they expect an influx of over 20,000 people in the next two weeks.

# refugee-crisis - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Chaos as Hungarian police fire tear gas and water cannon at migrants
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Chaos as Hungarian police fire tear gas and water cannon at migrants

Sep 16th 2015, 10:21 PM 31,537 Views 295 Comments

Tensions had been building for several hours after refugees were left at the fence without food, water or information.

# refugee-crisis - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Migrant crisis latest: ANOTHER emergency summit has been hastily arranged
# Borders Closed
# Borders Closed

Migrant crisis latest: ANOTHER emergency summit has been hastily arranged

Sep 15th 2015, 10:36 PM 24,038 Views 180 Comments

It comes as Hungary effectively closes its border with Serbia – trapping several hundred people on the Serbian side.

Most of the refugees Ireland will take in EU plan will be here at Christmas
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Most of the refugees Ireland will take in EU plan will be here at Christmas

Sep 15th 2015, 12:18 PM 17,996 Views 137 Comments

Up to 600 refugees are expected.

# refugee-crisis - Monday 14 September, 2015

Hungarian police close main entry point for refugees
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Hungarian police close main entry point for refugees

Sep 14th 2015, 5:30 PM 20,874 Views 141 Comments

Austria has also said it will follow Germany’s example and temporarily reinstate border controls.

Charity box with hundreds of euro for refugee crisis stolen from Dublin burrito bar
# Theft
# Theft

Charity box with hundreds of euro for refugee crisis stolen from Dublin burrito bar

Sep 14th 2015, 1:08 PM 18,598 Views 52 Comments

It is estimated the collection box had up to €450 in it.

Germany to start border controls in response to refugee crisis
# Tighter Controls
# Tighter Controls

Germany to start border controls in response to refugee crisis

Sep 14th 2015, 6:01 AM 37,844 Views 328 Comments

Austria’s state-owned rail operator is stopping all trains into the country.

# refugee-crisis - Sunday 13 September, 2015

A Syrian living in Ireland thinks taking in 4,000 refugees is too little, too late
# Four Years On
# Four Years On

A Syrian living in Ireland thinks taking in 4,000 refugees is too little, too late

Sep 13th 2015, 8:00 AM 27,272 Views 151 Comments

Ghandi Mallak thinks Irish citizenship is “an honour not an entitlement”. He is upset it has taken European politicians so long to help Syrian people.

# refugee-crisis - Saturday 12 September, 2015

'If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?'
# Syria
# Syria

'If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?'

Sep 12th 2015, 7:45 PM 49,248 Views 194 Comments

Irish citizen Ghandi Mallak says no Syrian wants to flee their county, they are forced to – and anyone in their position would probably do the same.

Punk song about a 'Nazi a**hole' tops German charts amid support for refugees
# Cry For Love
# Cry For Love

Punk song about a 'Nazi a**hole' tops German charts amid support for refugees

Sep 12th 2015, 5:30 PM 10,939 Views 100 Comments

Even a choir of pensioners has performed a cover version.

'We are people sharing the same sky': Hundreds rally in Dublin to support refugees
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

'We are people sharing the same sky': Hundreds rally in Dublin to support refugees

Sep 12th 2015, 3:37 PM 19,265 Views 315 Comments

Thousands of people around the world attended rallies to urge governments to do more.

# refugee-crisis - Friday 11 September, 2015

This Sky News report on a refugee crossing to Greece is causing a bit of a stir
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

This Sky News report on a refugee crossing to Greece is causing a bit of a stir

Sep 11th 2015, 10:07 PM 39,534 Views 234 Comments

Journalist Alex Crawford joined a group of people making the journey from Syria to Greece.

What will happen when the bed-pledgers are contacted to make good on their promise?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What will happen when the bed-pledgers are contacted to make good on their promise?

Sep 11th 2015, 11:30 AM 68 Views 134 Comments

‘Is pledging a bed a true sign of solidarity or just an empty promise to ease first-world guilt?’ asks Brian O’Flynn.

Disturbing video shows fenced-in refugees fed sandwiches 'like animals in pen'
# Hungary
# Hungary

Disturbing video shows fenced-in refugees fed sandwiches 'like animals in pen'

Sep 11th 2015, 8:52 AM 24,614 Views 257 Comments

Women and children were caught in the chaotic scrum.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Poll: Do you support Ireland's plan to take in 4,000 refugees?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support Ireland's plan to take in 4,000 refugees?

Sep 10th 2015, 9:54 AM 65,100 Views 460 Comments

Details were announced this morning.

Confirmed: Ireland will take in 4,000 refugees
# A Thousand Welcomes
# A Thousand Welcomes

Confirmed: Ireland will take in 4,000 refugees

Sep 10th 2015, 8:47 AM 67,273 Views 486 Comments

A special cabinet meeting was held this morning to discuss Ireland’s response to the crisis.

# refugee-crisis - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Hungarian journalist fired after 'kicking migrants'
# Footage
# Footage

Hungarian journalist fired after 'kicking migrants'

Sep 9th 2015, 10:15 AM 38,772 Views 143 Comments

The camerawoman was seen tripping up a man with a child in his arms.

# refugee-crisis - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

It's still not clear how many refugees Ireland is taking
# Not Finalised
# Not Finalised

It's still not clear how many refugees Ireland is taking

Sep 8th 2015, 9:10 PM 20,361 Views 214 Comments

A special cabinet meeting will take place this week to discuss Ireland’s response to the migration crisis.

Taoiseach says Isis 'want to blow up Newgrange'
# Destruction
# Destruction

Taoiseach says Isis 'want to blow up Newgrange'

Sep 8th 2015, 5:54 PM 73,900 Views 217 Comments

And the Rock of Cashel too.

# refugee-crisis - Monday 7 September, 2015

More than half the population wants Ireland to take in 5,000 refugees
# Claire Byrne Live
# Claire Byrne Live

More than half the population wants Ireland to take in 5,000 refugees

Sep 7th 2015, 11:00 PM 21,169 Views 213 Comments

The Claire Byrne Live poll has thrown up some interesting results.

Syrian refugees coming to Ireland won't have to go through Direct Provision
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Syrian refugees coming to Ireland won't have to go through Direct Provision

Sep 7th 2015, 8:19 PM 38,202 Views 216 Comments

“5,000 people” is the latest number from ministers. The UK has announced it will take in 20,000 refugees.

Police officer who carried drowned Syrian boy speaks of 'indescribable pain'
# Turkey
# Turkey

Police officer who carried drowned Syrian boy speaks of 'indescribable pain'

Sep 7th 2015, 5:15 PM 24,399 Views 64 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Germany is taking in 800,000 refugees, were Ireland proportionally as welcoming, we would take in 40,000'

Sep 7th 2015, 3:45 PM 199 Views 321 Comments

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
# Granny Flats
# Granny Flats

Priests being sent forms to identify vacant properties for refugees

Sep 7th 2015, 1:23 PM 29,815 Views 171 Comments

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
# Appeal
# Appeal

Packing up after Electric Picnic? Here's how to donate your tent towards the refugee crisis

Sep 7th 2015, 6:01 AM 16,215 Views 26 Comments

Volunteers will be on hand at information points in each campsite to take your tent off your hands.

# refugee-crisis - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Tánaiste says there shouldn't be "upper limit" on the refugees Ireland takes
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Tánaiste says there shouldn't be "upper limit" on the refugees Ireland takes

Sep 6th 2015, 7:53 PM 27,122 Views 315 Comments

Joan Burton says initial refugees would be followed later by their families.

Have we forgotten a time of 'No blacks, no dogs, no Irish'?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Have we forgotten a time of 'No blacks, no dogs, no Irish'?

Sep 6th 2015, 7:10 PM 6,037 Views 315 Comments

As a nation that used emigration as a solution, how can we begrudge a family trying to escape war? writes James Dunne.

Tears of joy as Germany welcomes refugee trains streaming into Munich
# Open Arms
# Open Arms

Tears of joy as Germany welcomes refugee trains streaming into Munich

Sep 6th 2015, 7:42 AM 28,056 Views 308 Comments

Over 6,000 people have already arrived and tens of thousands more are expected in the coming weeks.

# refugee-crisis - Saturday 5 September, 2015

"My toes hurt, a lot of blood, we walked too much" - Pain along the long trek to Europe
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

"My toes hurt, a lot of blood, we walked too much" - Pain along the long trek to Europe

Sep 5th 2015, 7:50 PM 31,126 Views 234 Comments

Migrants and refugees have begun arriving at the Austrian border from Hungary.

Asylum and refugees: How Ireland compares to the rest of the world
# Cé Mhéad Fáilte
# Cé Mhéad Fáilte

Asylum and refugees: How Ireland compares to the rest of the world

Sep 5th 2015, 7:48 PM 78,021 Views 124 Comments

A new analysis of official figures, by TheJournal.ie.

'We cry about the Magdalene laundries but throw refugees into rat infested holiday camps'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We cry about the Magdalene laundries but throw refugees into rat infested holiday camps'

Sep 5th 2015, 5:30 PM 170 Views 277 Comments

‘Ireland loves nothing more than to toot its own horn as a saintly global peacemaker.’

Real Madrid make incredibly kind donation to help refugees in Spain
# Power Of Sport
From The42
# Power Of Sport

Real Madrid make incredibly kind donation to help refugees in Spain

Sep 5th 2015, 3:03 PM 8,016 Views 14 Comments

The La Liga club are the latest to pledge their support.

Bono has a message about the refugee crisis
# In The Name Of Love
# In The Name Of Love

Bono has a message about the refugee crisis

Sep 5th 2015, 2:14 PM 19,871 Views 119 Comments

U2 kicked off their European tour last night and Bono got political.

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled to discuss the refugee crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled to discuss the refugee crisis?

Sep 5th 2015, 10:16 AM 12,667 Views 73 Comments

Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin want it to happen.

# refugee-crisis - Friday 4 September, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Sep 4th 2015, 11:59 PM 15,487 Views 0 Comments

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
# New Plan
# New Plan

Syrian family laid to rest as Taoiseach says we can take in more refugees

Sep 4th 2015, 9:10 PM 39,519 Views 360 Comments

“There’s got to be a clear plan and a clear strategy to help people who are so distressed by these events.”

Over 6,000 people pledge to home refugees as humanitarian crisis worsens
# Pledge A Bed
# Pledge A Bed

Over 6,000 people pledge to home refugees as humanitarian crisis worsens

Sep 4th 2015, 8:14 AM 35,804 Views 229 Comments

The campaign is urging solidarity with migrants and refugees.

# refugee-crisis - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Hungarian Prime Minister says migrant crisis is 'a German problem, not a European one'
# Not My Problem
# Not My Problem

Hungarian Prime Minister says migrant crisis is 'a German problem, not a European one'

Sep 3rd 2015, 10:40 PM 36,424 Views 185 Comments

Meanwhile, a Ukip candidate reportedly tweeted that a young Syrian boy died because his family was “greedy for the good life in Europe”.