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# refugee crisis
From despair to euphoria and back: Life for a Syrian refugee family in Germany
They have landed in Heidenau – one of Germany’s most depressed, racism-infested towns.
# evil empire
North Korea is in no doubt who it blames for the refugees 'sweeping the whole of Europe'
North Korea, by contrast, is a “cradle of happy life”.
# The King
Former Man United star Eric Cantona promises to house and feed refugees
An incredibly kind gesture.
# refugee crisis
'They're overrunning us' - Hungary PM as army gets sweeping anti-migrant powers
The Hungarian army will be able to participate in border control and use non-lethal force under the new legislation.
# Refugees
Photos: Migrants treated for suffocation and broken bones after police crackdown
There has been widespread condemnation of Hungary in the wake of the police actions, and the introduction of tough new laws.
# google fortunetelling
Here's what you need to know about the Google Fortunetelling app
Can it tell your future?
# love thy neighbour
There's a Syrian refugee family living in the Vatican
They’ve been there since Pope Francis called on parishes to take in a family.
# Tragedy
Body of another drowned toddler washes up on beach in Turkey: report
The reported tragedy comes just weeks after images of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi shook the world.
# migrant crisis
Croatia closes borders after 'mayhem' of migrants breaking through police lines
The country experienced an influx of people after Hungary introduced tougher measures earlier this week.
# closed borders
'Mayhem' as crowds of migrants break through police lines in Croatia
Authorities in the country have said they expect an influx of over 20,000 people in the next two weeks.
# refugee crisis
Chaos as Hungarian police fire tear gas and water cannon at migrants
Tensions had been building for several hours after refugees were left at the fence without food, water or information.
# borders closed
Migrant crisis latest: ANOTHER emergency summit has been hastily arranged
It comes as Hungary effectively closes its border with Serbia – trapping several hundred people on the Serbian side.
# refugee crisis
Most of the refugees Ireland will take in EU plan will be here at Christmas
Up to 600 refugees are expected.
# refugee crisis
Hungarian police close main entry point for refugees
Austria has also said it will follow Germany’s example and temporarily reinstate border controls.
# Theft
Charity box with hundreds of euro for refugee crisis stolen from Dublin burrito bar
It is estimated the collection box had up to €450 in it.
# tighter controls
Germany to start border controls in response to refugee crisis
Austria’s state-owned rail operator is stopping all trains into the country.
# four years on
A Syrian living in Ireland thinks taking in 4,000 refugees is too little, too late
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.
# Syria
'If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?'
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.
# cry for love
Punk song about a 'Nazi a**hole' tops German charts amid support for refugees
Even a choir of pensioners has performed a cover version.
# refugee crisis
'We are people sharing the same sky': Hundreds rally in Dublin to support refugees
Thousands of people around the world attended rallies to urge governments to do more.
# refugee crisis
This Sky News report on a refugee crossing to Greece is causing a bit of a stir
Journalist Alex Crawford joined a group of people making the journey from Syria to Greece.
Voices
What will happen when the bed-pledgers are contacted to make good on their promise?
‘Is pledging a bed a true sign of solidarity or just an empty promise to ease first-world guilt?’ asks Brian O’Flynn.
# Hungary
Disturbing video shows fenced-in refugees fed sandwiches 'like animals in pen'
Women and children were caught in the chaotic scrum.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support Ireland's plan to take in 4,000 refugees?
Details were announced this morning.
# A thousand welcomes
Confirmed: Ireland will take in 4,000 refugees
A special cabinet meeting was held this morning to discuss Ireland’s response to the crisis.
# Footage
Hungarian journalist fired after 'kicking migrants'
The camerawoman was seen tripping up a man with a child in his arms.
# Not finalised
It's still not clear how many refugees Ireland is taking
A special cabinet meeting will take place this week to discuss Ireland’s response to the migration crisis.
# Destruction
Taoiseach says Isis 'want to blow up Newgrange'
And the Rock of Cashel too.
# claire byrne live
More than half the population wants Ireland to take in 5,000 refugees
The Claire Byrne Live poll has thrown up some interesting results.
# refugee crisis
Syrian refugees coming to Ireland won't have to go through Direct Provision
“5,000 people” is the latest number from ministers. The UK has announced it will take in 20,000 refugees.
# Turkey
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.
Voices
'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’.
# granny flats
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”.
# appeal
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.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
Tánaiste says there shouldn't be "upper limit" on the refugees Ireland takes
Joan Burton says initial refugees would be followed later by their families.
Voices
Have we forgotten a time of 'No blacks, no dogs, no Irish'?
As a nation that used emigration as a solution, how can we begrudge a family trying to escape war? writes James Dunne.
# open arms
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.
# refugee crisis
"My toes hurt, a lot of blood, we walked too much" - Pain along the long trek to Europe
Migrants and refugees have begun arriving at the Austrian border from Hungary.
# cé mhéad fáilte
Asylum and refugees: How Ireland compares to the rest of the world
A new analysis of official figures, by TheJournal.ie.
Voices
'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.’