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# migrant - Friday 28 February, 2020

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.

# migrant - Thursday 3 January, 2019

German far-right group launches vigilante street patrol after alleged asylum seeker attacks

Local authorities said they were shocked to hear about the news in a Bavarian town.

# migrant - Monday 26 November, 2018

US in dramatic border shutdown after hundreds of migrants try to cross over from Mexico

The Mexican interior minister accused them of trying to cross in a “violent way”.

# migrant - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya

Germany-based Sea-Eye said it made the decision to halt its water rescues “with a heavy heart,” but for the sake of its crew’s safety.

# migrant - Sunday 2 April, 2017

The challenges of integrating migrant children in Ireland's care

There are many challenges around mental health and cultural identity in particular.

# migrant - Friday 17 March, 2017

Attack on migrant ship leaves over 30 dead and dozens critically injured

Many survivors have lost limbs and are in a critical condition.

# migrant - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Worked for €2 an hour and forced to break the law - the plight of Ireland's au pairs

Camilla would routinely work 14 hour days for little money.

# migrant - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

# migrant - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Escaping a warzone in a wheelchair: This teen has turned her incredible story into a book

She is still waiting for her asylum approval to come through.

# migrant - Monday 18 July, 2016

The world's six richest countries take in just 9% of the world's refugees

Over 65 million people have fled their homes because of conflict, persecution and violence.

# migrant - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Powerful video shows child fleeing war-torn England

It is the sequel to a viral video from 2014.

# migrant - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Plan for Greece to send back illegal migrants under 'one-for-one' deal

The suggestion was made by the Turkish prime minister.

# migrant - Friday 8 January, 2016

Police say most Cologne mob suspects were asylum seekers

Police have confirmed receiving over 120 complaints of assaults, ranging from groping to two alleged rapes.

# migrant - Monday 26 October, 2015

"You never know when someone will attack you and smash a bottle over your head" - Life on the streets for Dublin's migrant homeless

Many migrants come to Ireland to work. But addiction issues and a lack of employment can leave them homeless and living on the streets.

# migrant - Monday 14 September, 2015

Migrant crisis talks: No agreement on quotas until next month

Ministers have been holding emergency talks in Brussels today.

# migrant - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Distressing images of drowned Syrian toddler highlight tragedy of migrant crisis

WARNING: Readers may find an image in this article upsetting.

# migrant - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

LÉ Niamh disembarks 14 bodies found on overcrowded barge

453 migrants rescued by the crew in recent days have also arrived in port in Sicily.

# migrant - Thursday 28 May, 2015

Watch: 200 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne off Libyan coast

The Defence Forces have released dramatic video of the rescue operation. The migrants were part of a flotilla of five makeshift inflatable vessels attempting to cross to Europe.

# migrant - Monday 26 January, 2015

Europe or Die: Why so many migrants risk their lives to come here

Since 2000, more than 27,000 refugees have died while attempting to cross the border.

# migrant - Monday 15 September, 2014

Fears for 500 on sunken boat as two Palestinian migrants are rescued in Mediterranean

The UN has estimated that 2,200 people have drowned crossing the seas since June.

# migrant - Monday 18 August, 2014

Bishop: Caesarean a "better outcome than abortion" but creates risks

It emerged this weekend that a woman had been refused an abortion under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act.

# migrant - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Opinion: It is a great feeling knowing that your children can call Ireland home

The longer one stays in Ireland and gets to know Irish people, the nuances and craic and communities.

# migrant - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Column: 'A Migrant State of Mind’ – emigration and mental health

I emigrated from my native Sri Lanka to Ireland in a bid to find acceptance – but unfortunately the journey of a migrant does not end when they arrive on the shores of their new home, writes Dil Wickremasinghe.

# migrant - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Divers hope to resume search off Italy amid fears death toll could reach 300

Rough seas have hampered the body recovery effort off Lampedusa where a boat carrying hundreds of migrants from Africa sank on Thursday.

# migrant - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Column: Why are asylum seekers protesting?

Protests by asylum seekers are not a manifestation of greedy migrants looking for more entitlements from the state, but the symptom of a deeply flawed and failing immigration system, writes Matt Canon.

# migrant - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Political integration scheme connects migrants to Leinster House

How did four migrants get on during a pilot scheme working with TDs for six months? finds out.

# migrant - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Factory raids highlight India's illegal child labour

Dozens of migrant children were found illegally working in New Delhi despite child protection laws.

# migrant - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Column: ‘We are the 17 per cent’ – the story of a migrant in Ireland

Dil Wickremasinghe recalls how she arrived in Ireland 12 years ago, then worked her way up to find success. (And true love.)

# migrant - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Former child migrants seek compensation for alleged child abuse

The adults, who were taken to Fairbridge Farm School as children, have alleged experiencing physical, mental and sexual abuse in the Australian school.