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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# calais

Last week
10th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Debunked: Doctored image of RTÉ headline spread with anti-immigrant messages
A photo of migrants in Calais, France, was used to suggest that the media was lying.
Last year
Eurotunnel passengers forced to leave train beneath English Channel
Videos on social media showed holidaymakers walking through the alternate tunnel alongside the 50 kilometre rail route between Britain and France.
Charities say Rwanda plan not deterring ‘desperate’ migrants crossing Channel to UK
Small boat journeys from France to the UK began again on Sunday after a break of more than a week.
All time
Irishman given three-year jail sentence for trying to smuggle migrants into UK in roof box of his car
Robert Rooney pleaded guilty to violating UK immigration law at Canterbury Crown Court.
Irishman pleads guilty to smuggling 60 guns into UK in car
Robert Keogh was stopped last month by border force officers at the Port of Dover en route from Calais.
4 people in critical condition after being shot during clashes between migrants in Calais
Some 22 people were hospitalised yesterday, according to an official total.
New arrivals: Four children from 'The Jungle' camp to arrive in Ireland soon
So far, 30 children who have been separated from their families have been brought to Ireland.
Frenchwoman on trial for helping migrant lover smuggle into Britain
She bought a small boat for €1,000 and towed it to a beach from which he and two friends took off across the Channel.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Garda criticism, migrants at Rosslare port and Dublin drivers ranked the worst in the country…
Six more teenagers from 'The Jungle' migrant camp arrive in Ireland
This brings to 25 the number of children separated from their loved ones by the migrant crisis who have been accepted into Ireland.
Mayor of Calais bans distribution of free food to migrants
Mayor Natacha Bouchart says the directive is to prevent “law and order issues”.
The first 40 minors coming to Ireland from the Calais migrant camp will be teenage boys
About 20 of the unaccompanied minors will be coming in the coming weeks.
Children from Calais 'Jungle' launch legal challenge against British government
Solicitors representing the dozens of children accuse the Home Office of mishandling asylum claims.
Ireland is looking to take more refugee children from camps in Greece and Calais
Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone says Ireland wants to offer “hope” to the unaccompanied children.
'We will not tolerate other camps': Hollande hails 'Jungle' clear-out as a success
The French president said there were no incidents “from start to finish”, when police moved in to evacuate people from the camp.
"The situation for children in Calais is the worst it's ever been"
1,500 children are being housed in shipping containers following the destruction of “The Jungle” migrant camp. Others are sleeping in the remains of the destroyed camp.
'They are angry because the Jungle is finished and they cannot go to England'
Fires have blazed in Calais since last night.
Thousands of migrants expected to remain at demolished Calais camp
A migrant charity said it is concerned about what will happen later in the week when those determined to get to England refuse to be moved.
Mistrust, language barriers and mist: An Irish volunteer's account of the Calais evacuation
“It’s tense but calm at the moment. There’s warehouse processing people from the camp and a container has been cleared out to process the children.”
French police on standby as migrants start evacuating Calais 'Jungle' camp
Camp residents have begun arriving at designated spots to be bussed to French reception centres.
'Nobody wants that on their conscience': Irish truck drivers fear deaths of migrants in trailers
The body representing hauliers expressed concern after five people, including a child, were found in a trailer in Wexford at the weekend.
British dentists aren't happy about a plan to check child migrants' ages by their teeth
The British Dental Association said Davies’ demands were “inappropriate and unethical”.
Britain is building a "monstrous" wall at the Calais refugee camp
The wall, which is expected to cost €2.7 million, will be the latest barrier to go up around Europe.
Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"
Around 70 trucks have begun a go-slow on the main motorway into the French port.
Calais migrants sew lips shut in protest against destruction of camp
Police moved into the camp again yesterday to demolish the make-shift homes the migrants have been living in.
Chaos breaks out as French police try and force refugees out of 'Jungle' camp
A number of people have been evicted from the southern section of the camp in France over the past two days.
Water cannon used as Jungle camp gets bulldozed
Makeshift shacks were destroyed during the bulldozing.
Hundreds to be moved as France to begin bulldozing 'The Jungle' migrant camp
Migrants have been offered new accommodation in containers.
Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant 'Jungle' at Calais
An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.
Calais port closed after migrants board ferry in bid to reach Britain
It estimated that between 30 and 40 migrants had boarded the Spirit of Britain ferry, operated by P&O.
An Irish woman is bringing music from Calais' 'Jungle' camps to Ireland
Money raised from the project will go directly to the performers.
'Devastating and incredible': Irish volunteers on life in the Jungle
“You’re in France and within five or six steps you’re walking into a third world country.”
Banksy's theme park taken apart to build refugee shelters
After five weeks and 150,000 visitors, the artist’s take on Disneyland is no more.
The many different routes that migrants are taking to reach western Europe...
Migrants are travelling huge distances even before they reach the Mediterranean and the harrowing voyage across.
Here's what we can all do to help ease the migrant crisis
The human tragedy going on across the Mediterranean at present has shocked one and all, but there are practical ways to help.
Passengers told to listen for 'walking on roof' as migrants cause Channel Tunnel chaos
“Intruders” were reported on the tracks a Eurostar official said.
Glastonbury's left-behind wellies are being donated to the migrants in Calais
“The migrants in Calais are living in desperate conditions and we’re very pleased to be able to help support their basic humanitarian needs.”
Britain is planning to jail immigrants who are working illegally
Wages earned will also be taken off illegal workers.
"Where is your compassion?" The Daily Express is being slammed for this headline
Somehow, ‘Songs of Praise’ is the broadcaster’s most controversial programme right now.