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# mediterranean - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Malta to allow rescue ship Aquarius to dock but migrants will be sent to other EU countries

The 141 migrants on board will be distributed among France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain.

# mediterranean - Friday 11 August, 2017

Stranded anti-migrant ship refuses help from migrant rescue vessel

The anti-migrant activists on board the ship said it was just a “minor technical problem”.

# mediterranean - Thursday 10 August, 2017

The Irish navy rescued 149 migrants on a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean this morning

The people now aboard the ship are receiving food, water and medical treatment.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

The Mediterranean diet only has heart benefits for the well-off, says study

The researchers have concluded that the quality of the food may be as important as the frequency in which it’s eaten.

# mediterranean - Monday 17 July, 2017

The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers

Sales of outboard motors will also be cut back.

# mediterranean - Monday 26 June, 2017

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved

Commander Brian Fitzgerald said he was extremely proud of his team.

# mediterranean - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat off coast of Spain Overboard This post contains videos

Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat off coast of Spain

The 34 people were travelling on board a boat that caught fire.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission

The LÉ Eithne was previously deployed to the region in 2015.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Up to 245 people, including five children, feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

The body of a five month old baby was amongst those recovered by authorities.

# mediterranean - Monday 10 April, 2017

Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day

There had been concerns raised previously about soldiers struggling to travel to work.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.

# mediterranean - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Bad weather is making the price of some vegetables soar

Bad weather is making the price of some vegetables soar

The issue has hit some Irish supermarkets.

# mediterranean - Friday 6 January, 2017

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

'They're going to make that journey anyway - the question is can you sit back and watch people lose their lives?'

A look at the migrant crisis through the eyes of the Irish defence forces.

# mediterranean - Monday 5 December, 2016

Irish navy recovers three bodies during Mediterranean rescue operation

Around 269 migrants were rescued from two rubber vessels around 30 miles north of Libyan capital, Tripoli.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya

The horrific discovery was made yesterday by a Doctors without Borders (MSF) rescue ship.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

42 people drown after boat carrying 450 migrants capsizes at sea

The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta in Egypt, police and health officials said.

# mediterranean - Sunday 11 September, 2016

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 108 migrants in the Mediterranean

Yesterday the Irish naval vessel oversaw the rescue of almost 2,000 migrants.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea

Nearly 6,500 people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea on Monday.

# mediterranean - Monday 29 August, 2016

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean

In one case, it successfully located and rescued 165 migrants from wooden and rubber vessels off the coast of Libya.

# mediterranean - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Italy is hoping these new hard-hitting ads will scare migrants off crossing the sea Fair Warning This post contains videos

Italy is hoping these new hard-hitting ads will scare migrants off crossing the sea

The campaign is targeting 15 African countries.

# mediterranean - Friday 8 July, 2016

Another Irish ship has set off to help save lives in the Mediterranean

More than 8,500 people have been rescued by the Irish navy over the past two years.

# mediterranean - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean LE Roisin This post contains images

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean

The bodies of two females were also recovered.

# mediterranean - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Police hunting notorious people-smuggler may have had wrong man extradited

Italian prosecutors are investigating the claims that it may be a case of mistaken identity.

# mediterranean - Sunday 5 June, 2016

1 gorilla vs 1,000 refugees: 'The death of an animal is sad but the drowning of 1,000 people is sadder'

The gorilla’s death received extensive media coverage worldwide; the deaths of the 1000 migrants, much less so, writes a dismayed Julien Mercille.

# mediterranean - Sunday 29 May, 2016

As 40 children die in the Mediterranean, migrants are rescued crossing from France to England

Up to 700 people are believed to have died crossing the Mediterranean this week.

# mediterranean - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"A source of national pride" - Ireland's LE Róisín sets sail for the Mediterranean

The sixty-person crew will be on a 12 week mission.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

UN refugee agency fears 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean

The UNHCR released a statement today after interviewing survivors.

# mediterranean - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Irish ships in the Mediterranean rescued almost 9,000 migrants in 2015

Both Ireland’s maritime Defence Forces and its Coast Guard have had a year to remember.

# mediterranean - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

France's brothel keeper to the rich and famous has passed away aged 92

It was alleged that her clients included John F. Kennedy, Marlon Brando and the Shah of Iran.

# mediterranean - Friday 18 December, 2015

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights

The Taoiseach will be visiting the Irish men and women serving in the Golan Heights this Sunday.

# mediterranean - Saturday 12 September, 2015

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.

# mediterranean - Friday 28 August, 2015

As many as 200 bodies found floating as boat sinks in Mediterranean

This brings to number of those killed in the Mediterranean this year to more than 2,500.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Merkel vows zero tolerance for migrant hate - as 55 bodies found on boats

Meanwhile the Defence Forces have rescued hundreds of people – including 71 children – in an operation tonight.

# mediterranean - Saturday 15 August, 2015

More than 40 people suffocated in hold of migrant boat

The boat which was intercepted off the Italian coast was carrying around 300 people.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead

It’s believed that up to 600 people were on board the stricken vessel.

# mediterranean - Friday 24 July, 2015

Irish sailors have saved 358 migrants drifting in a wooden barge

The LÉ Niamh is patrolling the Mediterranean.

# mediterranean - Thursday 23 July, 2015

A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

WB Yeats and a hero of 1916 are set to be immortalised in different ways.

# mediterranean - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Mother and baby 'doing well' after childbirth aboard LÉ Niamh

The baby – who is four weeks premature – has been taken to hospital in Italy.

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