The Government did the right thing when it agreed to take in 25 people from the rescue vessel stranded off the Maltese coast. Reaching for a number — in this case, the number of people who can be taken from one boat and offered refuge in a safe but relatively small country — involves painful calculations in which our human instincts for compassion are pitched against political, economic and cultural realities.
Thu, 28 Jun, 2018
EU leaders struggled to fit together the jigsaw pieces of an agreement with Turkey on the migrant crisis as President Michael D Higgins warned that failure to respond would be “catastrophic”.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2016