Fri, 11 Sep, 2020
The news that the number of people applying for asylum in Ireland last year rose by 30% to 4,740 — an increase of almost 1,100 — will no doubt provoke another bout of face-twitching among those who stood on an anti-immigrant ticket in our February election.
Sun, 22 Mar, 2020
The Greek island of Lesbos has been a transit point for hundreds of thousands of refugees and asylum seekers. Moria refugee camp is a former detention centre with capacity for less than 3,000 people. Caoimhe Butterly meets some of the families caught up in the chaos and despair.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2020
British MPs have voted down proposals to enshrine protections for child refugees as part of the Government's Brexit agreement on the day that the body of a child aged 10 has been found in the undercarriage of a plane which arrived in Paris.
Wed, 08 Jan, 2020
Ireland should more than double its annual intake of refugees over the coming three years to meet its “fair share” of the projected global refugee resettlement need, a migrant umbrella group has said.
Fri, 13 Sep, 2019
The Cabinet will today approve the redeployment of the Naval Service to the Mediterranean Sea to hunt down people-smugglers to ‘search and destroy’ their pipelines from Libya into southern Europe, while still saving the hapless men, women, and children who are sent out to their near-certain deaths in leaking dinghies.
Tue, 27 Feb, 2018
Workers on the Burma side of the border with Bangladesh were laying bricks, digging ditches and drilling holes in building frames today in preparation for the repatriation of some of the Rohingya Muslims.
Wed, 24 Jan, 2018