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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# borders

This year
Opinion: Ireland’s Occupied Territories Bill must not be forgotten - it needs to be enacted now
David Clinch has met with many Israeli and Palestinian people through his work as a physician – he says Ireland has the ability to bring leadership and hope to the conflict.
Last year
Greece blocked over 150,000 migrants this year says migration minister
Charity groups have also accused Athens of illegally turning back migrants or forcing them over the border to Turkey.
UN estimates more than 100,000 have fled their homes in Ukraine
Authorities in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova mobilised to receive refugees.
'Fortress Australia' re-opens after two-year Covid closure
“The wait is over,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said during a press conference today.
All time
Belarus accuses EU of 'provoking' migrant stand-off at Poland border
Thousands of migrants have been trying to illegally enter the country and are now trapped on the border.
Australia to ease 18-month-old border closure 'within weeks'
Scott Morrison said vaccinated Australians would be able to return home and travel overseas “within weeks”.
Closed borders and flight bans: Countries are taking extraordinary measures to tackle Covid-19
Countries are closing borders, banning foreigners and taking unprecedented steps to try to deal with Covid-19.
Spain to shut land borders to halt spread of coronavirus
Spain has become the fourth most virus-infected country in the world.
European Commission proposes all non-essential travel to the EU to be banned for 30 days
Ursula von der Leyen made the announcement in a bid to reduce the pressure on the healthcare systems in EU countries.
Explainer: Why Brexit could be behind the upsurge in migrants aiming to cross the English Channel
Four in five people who attempted to cross the English Channel in dinghies in 2018 did so in the last three months. But why?
Dating post Brexit: 'You're telling me Ireland has got its own Prime Minister?'
Online dating is awkward enough without having to go into the history of Anglo-Irish relations, writes Peter Flanagan.
Some migrants left in limbo in Ireland over struggle to prove their identity
Ireland’s immigration authorities face difficulties processing migrants because of handwritten passports and translation gaps.
Irish people attempted to draw Britain's borders and did a slightly better job than the people from Channel 4's video
At least the bad drawings serve as revenge for that border from Dublin to Galway.
No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US
It looks like Trump’s plans to build the Mexican border wall will be shelved for the moment.
Border controls could return if Britain leaves EU, Enda Kenny warns
Britain will go to the polls to vote on a Brexit on 23 June.
Tear gas fired as migrants try to storm Greece-Macedonia border fence
The UN’s rights chief criticised a “rising roar of xenophobia” towards migrants.
Nearly half of US states want to shut their doors to Syrian refugees
Obama has criticised “shameful” calls to screen the refugees based on their religion.
'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.
Why can Germany close its borders and what does it mean for the EU?
Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland have opted to introduce temporary border controls.
20 mad photos of international borders from around the world
Stranger than fiction.
This small town is in two countries
And its border is marked very, VERY clearly.
Cork city could grow by 79,000 with border review set to go ahead
Minister Alan Kelly has announced that at statutory committee has been set up to look into this.
Pics: Thousands of terrified Kurds flee to Turkey to escape Islamic State
Hundreds of Kurds abandoned their homes after warnings from Islamic State.
Gardaí will no longer check passports at Dublin Airport
Instead, the responsibility will fall to civilians in the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service as part of reforms launched today.
Did you know you can see these things from space?
The divide between east and west Berlin is visible, among other things.
Syrian rebels move command from Turkey to Syria
Fighting continues to spill over borders, however, with violence reported near Jordan today.
Executions reported as rebels seize border crossings in Syria
Iraq says that all of its borders with Syria have been seized.
Injuries force Ulster winger Simon Danielli to hang up his boots
The Scotland international, who spent five years at Ravenhill, has been forced to retire as a back injury takes its toll.
Man uses iPad to cross US border (or does he?)
Canadian Martin Reisch says a customs officer allowed him to pass into the US with only a scan of his passport on his iPad.
More than 65 killed after earthquake strikes Burma
Around 111 people reported to be injured in quake, which caused buildings – including monasteries – to collapse.