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#migrant crisis

# migrant-crisis - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today

The search behemoth has included something a little different on its main page this morning.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Migrant crisis latest: ANOTHER emergency summit has been hastily arranged

It comes as Hungary effectively closes its border with Serbia – trapping several hundred people on the Serbian side.

Fine Gael councillor says drowned Syrian 3-year-old and family "were not fleeing for their lives"

Former mayor of Naas Darren Scully made the statement in a letter to the Sunday Times. Scully was forced to resign as mayor after being caught up in a racism row in 2011.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 14 September, 2015

Hungarian police close main entry point for refugees

Austria has also said it will follow Germany’s example and temporarily reinstate border controls.

Charity box with hundreds of euro for refugee crisis stolen from Dublin burrito bar

It is estimated the collection box had up to €450 in it.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 13 September, 2015

Refugees 'won't get to choose what country they go to'

“That doesn’t exist anywhere in the world.”

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 12 September, 2015

'If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?' Syria This post contains videos

'If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?'

Irish citizen Ghandi Mallak says no Syrian wants to flee their county, they are forced to – and anyone in their position would probably do the same.

# migrant-crisis - Friday 11 September, 2015

This Sky News report on a refugee crossing to Greece is causing a bit of a stir

Journalist Alex Crawford joined a group of people making the journey from Syria to Greece.

What will happen when the bed-pledgers are contacted to make good on their promise?

‘Is pledging a bed a true sign of solidarity or just an empty promise to ease first-world guilt?’ asks Brian O’Flynn.

Disturbing video shows fenced-in refugees fed sandwiches 'like animals in pen' Hungary This post contains videos

Disturbing video shows fenced-in refugees fed sandwiches 'like animals in pen'

Women and children were caught in the chaotic scrum.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Poll: Do you support Ireland's plan to take in 4,000 refugees? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support Ireland's plan to take in 4,000 refugees?

Details were announced this morning.

Confirmed: Ireland will take in 4,000 refugees

A special cabinet meeting was held this morning to discuss Ireland’s response to the crisis.

# migrant-crisis - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Hungarian journalist fired after 'kicking migrants'

The camerawoman was seen tripping up a man with a child in his arms.

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Taoiseach says Isis 'want to blow up Newgrange'

And the Rock of Cashel too.

# migrant-crisis - Monday 7 September, 2015

Police officer who carried drowned Syrian boy speaks of 'indescribable pain'

Images of the man carrying the little boy’s body provoked an outpouring of sympathy for refugees trying to get to Europe.

'Germany is taking in 800,000 refugees, were Ireland proportionally as welcoming, we would take in 40,000'

Donal O’Keeffe writes about ‘The week since Aylan Kurdi’s death woke the world and shamed us all’.

Priests being sent forms to identify vacant properties for refugees

Bishop Kevin Doran is asking parishioners to flag properties “be it a vacant house or a granny flat”.

Packing up after Electric Picnic? Here's how to donate your tent towards the refugee crisis

Volunteers will be on hand at information points in each campsite to take your tent off your hands.

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Tears of joy as Germany welcomes refugee trains streaming into Munich

Over 6,000 people have already arrived and tens of thousands more are expected in the coming weeks.

# migrant-crisis - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Asylum and refugees: How Ireland compares to the rest of the world

A new analysis of official figures, by TheJournal.ie.

'We cry about the Magdalene laundries but throw refugees into rat infested holiday camps'

‘Ireland loves nothing more than to toot its own horn as a saintly global peacemaker.’

Bono has a message about the refugee crisis In The Name Of Love This post contains videos

Bono has a message about the refugee crisis

U2 kicked off their European tour last night and Bono got political.

Dubliners got a chance to see what life is really like in Syria

The video was harrowing.

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled to discuss the refugee crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled to discuss the refugee crisis?

Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin want it to happen.

# migrant-crisis - Friday 4 September, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Ireland taking in more refugees, a murder investigation in Tallaght and chaos in Hungary.

Syrian family laid to rest as Taoiseach says we can take in more refugees

“There’s got to be a clear plan and a clear strategy to help people who are so distressed by these events.”

Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island for refugees

Meanwhile, Bob Geldof has described the crisis as “an absolute sickening, f***ing disgrace”.

Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home?

An EU plan for migrant resettlement is set to be announced next week.

From The42 Hungarian football ultras attack refugees at Budapest train station Violence

Hungarian football ultras attack refugees at Budapest train station

The Hungarian capital plays host to a Euro 2016 qualifier tonight.

Trucks, vans and cars: Irish aid convoy to help migrants prepares to set sail

“I suppose I couldn’t just sit back and not do anything.”

Over 6,000 people pledge to home refugees as humanitarian crisis worsens

The campaign is urging solidarity with migrants and refugees.

# migrant-crisis - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Hungarian Prime Minister says migrant crisis is 'a German problem, not a European one'

Meanwhile, a Ukip candidate reportedly tweeted that a young Syrian boy died because his family was “greedy for the good life in Europe”.

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.

Pictures: Desperate mother clings to her baby as police try to bring migrants to camps

Chaotic scenes at a train station in Hungary today.

Desperate migrants storm Budapest station after two day stand-off

Chaos erupted as crowds of people burst into the flashpoint station and rushed towards a standing train.

Ireland will do more: 'Dead bodies of young children on the shores of Europe — we can't let that lie'

Minister Brendan Howlin has indicated that Ireland will take in more than its allocated 600 people.

# migrant-crisis - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Defence Forces staff set to stay on duty in Mediterranean until November

The LÉ Samuel Beckett will be the third Naval Service vessel to be deployed to the region.

Poll: Should every town in Ireland take in 10 refugee families? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should every town in Ireland take in 10 refugee families?

A senior UK politician is suggesting every town in Britain take ten families. Would it work here?

# migrant-crisis - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

The Fennelly report, the migrant crisis and a €3.7 million AIB error had people talking…

# migrant-crisis - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Keep out! 10 of the world's most significant border 'walls'

Imposing structures, soldiers with guns and strict rules.