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# refugees - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin
# Addiction
# Addiction

Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin

Jun 3rd 2017, 7:30 AM 13,447 Views 29 Comments

“When we smoke… we’re calm and don’t worry about anything,” said Mahdi, a 16-year-old Afghan refugee.

# refugees - Monday 8 May, 2017

Trump's travel ban will face a key test today
# Religious Bias
# Religious Bias

Trump's travel ban will face a key test today

May 8th 2017, 7:57 AM 14,480 Views 19 Comments

His administration has tried to bar travellers from six Muslim-majority countries entering the US.

# refugees - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'They're just regular young people like us' - Teens scoop top prize for welcome given to Syrian refugees
# Ballaghaderreen
# Ballaghaderreen

'They're just regular young people like us' - Teens scoop top prize for welcome given to Syrian refugees

May 7th 2017, 10:00 PM 20,489 Views 29 Comments

A group of teenagers in Ballaghaderreen have won a top prize at the Foróige Citizenship Awards for their efforts at welcoming Syrian refugees to their town.

# refugees - Sunday 16 April, 2017

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike
# Hope Springs
# Hope Springs

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike

Apr 16th 2017, 3:00 PM 9,457 Views 6 Comments

Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.

# refugees - Thursday 6 April, 2017

European police forcing migrants to strip and walk back over border according to NGO report
# Inhumane
# Inhumane

European police forcing migrants to strip and walk back over border according to NGO report

Apr 6th 2017, 6:05 AM 13,784 Views 78 Comments

Violence, brutality and unlawful treatment by authorities are frequent according to the 140 people interviewed.

# refugees - Monday 13 March, 2017

Syrian refugees coming to Roscommon will get less than €20-a-week as they await their status
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Syrian refugees coming to Roscommon will get less than €20-a-week as they await their status

Mar 13th 2017, 8:10 PM 27,362 Views 250 Comments

The refugees will be able to claim social welfare if and when they are granted official refugee status.

# refugees - Sunday 12 March, 2017

After court acquittal, self-styled vigilante in Bulgaria vows to continue 'hunting migrants'
# Not Gonna Stop Me
# Not Gonna Stop Me

After court acquittal, self-styled vigilante in Bulgaria vows to continue 'hunting migrants'

Mar 12th 2017, 12:30 PM 18,027 Views 31 Comments

Peter Nizamov was found not guilty of false imprisonment of three migrants in April 2016.

# refugees - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

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 17,058 Views 61 Comments

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

# refugees - Friday 10 February, 2017

Roscommon town prepares for refugees by building a wall... of welcome
# Ballaghaderreen
# Ballaghaderreen

Roscommon town prepares for refugees by building a wall... of welcome

Feb 10th 2017, 4:56 PM 21,627 Views 106 Comments

The announcement that the refugees would be arriving has encouraged donations of books and toys.

Journalist convicted for bringing Syrian boy to Sweden
# Convicted
# Convicted

Journalist convicted for bringing Syrian boy to Sweden

Feb 10th 2017, 7:15 AM 13,845 Views 37 Comments

Fredrik Onnevall was filming a documentary when he met the 15-year-old boy in Greece.

# refugees - Saturday 4 February, 2017

US State Department reverses visa ban after judge halted Trump's order
# Stalemate
# Stalemate

US State Department reverses visa ban after judge halted Trump's order

Feb 4th 2017, 2:00 PM 56,492 Views 104 Comments

The Department of Justice now intends to file for an emergency stay of this order.

# refugees - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees
# We Had A Deal
# We Had A Deal

Explainer: Why Australia is worried that Trump won't honour an agreement to accept refugees

Feb 2nd 2017, 2:54 PM 17,867 Views 35 Comments

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull struck the deal with President Obama.

# refugees - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'Trump is a bully. And we have to stand up to bullies' - Mary Robinson
# Chilling
# Chilling

'Trump is a bully. And we have to stand up to bullies' - Mary Robinson

Feb 1st 2017, 10:13 AM 46,864 Views 278 Comments

The former Irish president was scathing in her criticism this morning of the American commander-in-chief.

Irish tech executives say Trump's travel ban 'makes no sense morally or economically'
# Silicon Valley
# Silicon Valley

Irish tech executives say Trump's travel ban 'makes no sense morally or economically'

Feb 1st 2017, 9:40 AM 14,652 Views 78 Comments

Stripe and Intercom are matching public donations made to the American Civil Liberties Union.

# refugees - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

FactFind: Is Donald Trump's travel ban 'similar to what Obama did'?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: Is Donald Trump's travel ban 'similar to what Obama did'?

Jan 31st 2017, 5:34 PM 39,894 Views 75 Comments

We take a look at what actually happened in 2011.

Here's exactly what the Attorney General said before Donald Trump fired her
# Letter To Lawyers
# Letter To Lawyers

Here's exactly what the Attorney General said before Donald Trump fired her

Jan 31st 2017, 10:29 AM 44,191 Views 93 Comments

“I am responsible for ensuring the positions we take in court remain consistent with the institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right.”

# refugees - Monday 30 January, 2017

Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption
# Chaos Reigns
# Chaos Reigns

Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption

Jan 30th 2017, 7:45 AM 25,404 Views 94 Comments

The new American president has ruffled feathers globally with his ban on refugees from Muslim-dominated countries entering the US.

# refugees - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'Trump seems to have made me an alien': Mo Farah hits out at US President
# Somalia
# Somalia

'Trump seems to have made me an alien': Mo Farah hits out at US President

Jan 29th 2017, 1:12 PM 35,834 Views 113 Comments

“It’s deeply troubling that I will have to tell my children that Daddy might not be able to come home.”

Calls for Enda Kenny to cancel White House trip over Trump's refugee ban
# Smiles And Shamrocks
# Smiles And Shamrocks

Calls for Enda Kenny to cancel White House trip over Trump's refugee ban

Jan 29th 2017, 12:37 PM 62,336 Views 265 Comments

The Green Party says Trump’s actions are “intolerable”, while Charlie Flanagan says the ban “concerns” him.

Setback for Trump as US judge stops deportations under refugee ban
# Airport Protests
# Airport Protests

Setback for Trump as US judge stops deportations under refugee ban

Jan 29th 2017, 7:34 AM 33,302 Views 65 Comments

The American Civil Liberties Union won a legal challenge, describing Trump’s move as a ban on Muslims.

# refugees - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Refugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Refugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US

Jan 28th 2017, 2:55 PM 59,401 Views 299 Comments

Trump has barred all refugees from entering the country for three months — and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely.

# refugees - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Trump takes first step towards building Mexican wall
# It Won't Be Easy
# It Won't Be Easy

Trump takes first step towards building Mexican wall

Jan 25th 2017, 6:54 AM 36,258 Views 132 Comments

Much of the land needed to build the wall is privately owned, implying lengthy legal proceedings and political blowback.

# refugees - Monday 16 January, 2017

'It's a great thing': Trump heralds Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

'It's a great thing': Trump heralds Brexit

Jan 16th 2017, 8:21 AM 18,289 Views 116 Comments

Trump also attacked Angela Merkel over her immigration policy.

# refugees - Friday 13 January, 2017

'Integration means you are Syrian and now you're Irish as well'
# Integration
# Integration

'Integration means you are Syrian and now you're Irish as well'

Jan 13th 2017, 6:30 AM 16,392 Views 161 Comments

A welcome reception for Syrian refugees is being held in Blanchardstown today.

# refugees - Saturday 7 January, 2017

'This is a farce': Anger as TD 'left in the dark over refugee centre'
# What's Going On?
# What's Going On?

'This is a farce': Anger as TD 'left in the dark over refugee centre'

Jan 7th 2017, 5:01 PM 37,872 Views 201 Comments

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he hopes the refugees have been well-screened.

# refugees - Friday 6 January, 2017

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Jan 6th 2017, 3:42 PM 8,173 Views 14 Comments

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

# refugees - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

Rule change should lead to less time in Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers
# Clearing The Backlog
# Clearing The Backlog

Rule change should lead to less time in Direct Provision centres for asylum seekers

Jan 3rd 2017, 11:46 AM 11,994 Views 26 Comments

The “single procedure” process for asylum applications has come into effect.

# refugees - Thursday 22 December, 2016

"We have a duty not to let these people die": A year of rescuing thousands in the Mediterranean
# Italy's Coastguard
# Italy's Coastguard

"We have a duty not to let these people die": A year of rescuing thousands in the Mediterranean

Dec 22nd 2016, 1:00 PM 5,166 Views 34 Comments

A look into the world of the Italian coastguard during testing times.

# refugees - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

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 10,475 Views 127 Comments

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

# refugees - Monday 12 December, 2016

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece
# Asylum
# Asylum

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece

Dec 12th 2016, 9:57 AM 16,338 Views 164 Comments

Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.

# refugees - Friday 25 November, 2016

UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority
# UNHCR
# UNHCR

UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority

Nov 25th 2016, 8:44 AM 12,195 Views 14 Comments

The head of the UNHCR says Burmese troops are slaughtering children, raping women and burning houses.

# refugees - Saturday 19 November, 2016

FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: National Party leader Justin Barrett's claims about immigration

Nov 19th 2016, 7:20 AM 35,227 Views 161 Comments

The National Party leader made a series of claims about immigration on the Last Word this week. We checked them out.

# refugees - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

'Some navy officers rescuing migrants from the Med are on the minimum wage'
# Public Pay
# Public Pay

'Some navy officers rescuing migrants from the Med are on the minimum wage'

Nov 15th 2016, 9:26 PM 19,482 Views 87 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he has “no intention” of allowing the Defence Forces access to the Workplace Relations Commission or the Labour Court.

# refugees - Monday 14 November, 2016

Asylum seeker enters 35th day of hunger strike in Sligo centre
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Asylum seeker enters 35th day of hunger strike in Sligo centre

Nov 14th 2016, 12:05 PM 18,812 Views 115 Comments

The Iranian man has been served with a deportation order.

# refugees - Sunday 13 November, 2016

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 50,651 Views 145 Comments

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

# refugees - Thursday 10 November, 2016

FactCheck: No, Ireland is NOT "officially accepting Trump refugees"
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, Ireland is NOT "officially accepting Trump refugees"

Nov 10th 2016, 6:18 PM 38,555 Views 43 Comments

An old article, based on a misquotation, has been spreading the false rumour widely online since Tuesday.

"They want to be doctors, lawyers and engineers to rebuild Syria" - Liam Neeson meets refugee children
# Syria
# Syria

"They want to be doctors, lawyers and engineers to rebuild Syria" - Liam Neeson meets refugee children

Nov 10th 2016, 2:47 PM 9,908 Views 26 Comments

“It is incredibly inspiring to see how education so empowers them. I will never forget them.”

Stephen Rea opens pop-up café aiming to raise awareness about Direct Provision
# Our Table
# Our Table

Stephen Rea opens pop-up café aiming to raise awareness about Direct Provision

Nov 10th 2016, 9:03 AM 14,975 Views 29 Comments

More than 4,000 people live in DP centres nationally.

# refugees - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report
# Hotspot
# Hotspot

Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report

Nov 3rd 2016, 6:20 AM 12,460 Views 57 Comments

Amnesty International has released a new report claiming to offer testimonies of abuse and ill-treatment by Italian authorities which “may amount to torture”.

# refugees - Monday 31 October, 2016

Mother and two daughters found dead in freezer as manhunt launched for missing father
# Denmark
# Denmark

Mother and two daughters found dead in freezer as manhunt launched for missing father

Oct 31st 2016, 12:29 PM 24,894 Views 33 Comments

The bodies of the Syrian refugees were discovered by Danish police in the town of Aabenraa.