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
Mon, 22 Aug, 2016
THE ongoing tragedy of a shocking refugee exodus of biblical proportions from war-torn countries, graphically illustrated by the heartrending front page picture of a drowned three-year-old boy on a Turkish beach, finally appears to be pricking Europe’s sleeping conscience.
Fri, 04 Sep, 2015
Ending the lifesaving mission of the Naval Service at a time when thousands of people continue to make the desperate journey across the Mediterranean would be short-sighted and certainly cause greater tragedy (‘Call for naval service humanitarian work in Med to be extended to winter’, 27th August).
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
Naval Service flagship LÉ Eithne has saved more migrants’ lives after picking up the occupants of a small fibreglass boat who had run out of food, water and fuel five days into an attempted crossing of the Mediterranean Sea.
Fri, 05 Jun, 2015
MONTENEGRO, roughly the size of Northern Ireland gained independence in 2006 and confronted a readymade identity crisis. Few people actually knew where it was, apart from a hazy notion that this obscure place was hidden somewhere within the former Yugoslavia.
Sun, 14 Apr, 2013
THERE is nothing quite like the feeling of boarding a Friday morning flight from Ireland: nothing like relaxing back into your seat as you gaze out of the window, feeling the engines surge as the plane rises out of the grey, cold mist on a journey bound for a weekend of golden beaches and blue skies.
Sun, 03 Mar, 2013