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12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
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February 2023
# Tragedy
Rescue crews search for survivors after at least 64 people die in shipwreck off Italy
The boat, which broke apart off Italy’s southern coast yesterday, is believed to have been carrying around 170 people.
# Mediterranean
More than 50 migrants die in boat wreck off Italy, including young baby
The boat sank in stormy seas in the early hours of this morning.
# Protest
Tens of thousands march through Dublin in show of solidarity with refugees
The large demonstration follows a wave of anti-immigration protests.
# Refugees
Leo says don't be afraid to talk about migration - but politicians struggle to find the words
Some politicians say the issue of immigration is now the number one issue on their doorsteps.
# Ireland For All
'There is so much fear': Activists speak ahead of today's Ireland For All march
“As a black, proud, Irish woman, I am scared.”
'Borders must be managed': How Ireland and the EU are reacting to Europe's latest migrant crisis
A report by
Stephen McDermott
Tensions abound across the continent about how to manage an upsurge in refugees.
Problems managing an upsurge in refugee arrivals are facing European leaders as a whole.
NGOs say that no amount of tough rhetoric or measures will stop people from seeking refuge on the continent.
# Asylum Seekers
EU agrees tougher rules for failed asylum-seekers as leaders call for border surveillance
The measures are a response to increasing European concern over rising irregular immigration.
# Migration
No plans to cut off Ukrainian refugee supports, Varadkar says
The Taoiseach told reporters earlier today that the Government needed to take a “fair, firm and hard” approach to migration.
This year
# sean binder
All misdemeanour charges against Irishman Seán Binder in Greece dropped
Indictments were thrown out this morning following a recommendation from the prosecutor.
All misdemeanour charges against Irishman Seán Binder have been thrown out by a Greek court following a recommendation from the prosecutor.
However he still faces felony investigation for charges that carry prison sentences of up to 25 years.
Last year
Two-month-old baby dies in migrant shipwreck off Lesbos
The baby boy was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Biden blames smuggling industry for migrants' deaths in Texas disaster
US police are investigating the grim discovery of about 50 bodies in and around an abandoned truck.
# Refugees
UK judge allows government to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
Home Secretary Priti Patel said the government will now continue to deliver “on progressing our world-leading Migration Partnership”.
# tgip-podcast
The Good Information Podcast: Migration - a contentious issue facing the EU and Ireland
Are the EU’s policies towards migration helping those in need – or just the EU?
# Undocumented
Undocumented migrants need government schemes to gain access to services, says ESRI
‘In cases where a migrant’s residence becomes undocumented, care should be taken to ensure they are not afraid to access basic services.’
# Undocumented
250 undocumented migrants approved so far to stay in Ireland under new scheme
Around 5,000 applications have been made.
All time
# Migration
Bodies of 28 migrants found on Libyan coast
Libya has become a key departure point for people from Africa and Asia attempting to migrate to Europe.
# Greece
Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit
The pontiff said Europe was “torn by nationalist egoism”.
# Migration
More than 100 migrants flown out of Belarus as standoff appears to de-escalate
118 migrants were flown out of Belarus yesterday, with another group due to leave today.
# Border
Belarus leader criticises EU for refusing to negotiate on migrant standoff
The EU has accused Lukashenko’s government of orchestrating the migration surge as a “hybrid attack”.
# Migration
Dozens of migrants detained as EU readies Belarus sanctions
Aid agencies say at least 10 migrants have died so far and have warned of a humanitarian crisis unfolding.
# Mediterranean
Pope urges governments to cease returning migrants to detention centres in Libya
“So many of these men, women and children are subject to an inhumane violence,” the pope said.
# the good information project
Quiz: How much do you know about these well-known Irish migrants?
The Good Information Project spent this month looking at migration.
# Migration
'We are not meant to be doing this, we need to do this because people are crossing and dying'
Unless the EU changes its policy approach, migrants will continue “to die and end up in a watery grave in the Mediterranean”, charities have warned.
# aftermath
What has happened with migration between the UK and the EU since Brexit?
“We just don’t know at the moment,” says one expert on emigration.
# GoodInformation
How Gardaí and the State have lessons to learn about how migrants are treated in Ireland
Ireland has a relatively high non-enforcement rate of deportation orders but campaigners say there are plenty of lessons to learn in terms of how migrants are treated by the State.
# open newsroom
Open Newsroom: How migration works in Ireland and across the EU
The Good Information Project looks at how migration is changing across the EU and what that means for Ireland.
# the good information project
Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'
One year on from the blaze at the Moria refugee camp, asylum seekers are being placed in high-security camps.
# the good information project
Refreshed Turkey deal 'worked well' for EU, but was 'catastrophic' and 'atrocious' for migrants
Organisations working on behalf of migrants have said the EU’s new Migration Pact is still an example of ‘Fortress Europe’.
# brazilians in ireland
Brazilian migration into Ireland: 'There's a mutual compatibility with the Irish'
What is it about Ireland that has attracted a big Brazilian population?
# the good information project
Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans
Women, human-rights activists, members of LGBTQI+ community and journalists are among those offered these places.
# New Mexico
Fossil footprints suggest early humans walked in North America 23,000 years ago
The findings may shed light on a mystery that has long intrigued scientists on when people first arrived in the Americas.
# Migration
Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?
A unified migration and asylum plan for all EU member states has yet to be implemented.
# Migration
Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?
The rules have been brought into sharp focus since the wave of migration from Afghanistan began last month.
# the good information project
Climate change: number of people displaced by extreme weather events likely 'underestimated'
Some 859,000 Europeans will be displaced by climate change per year, according to recent estimates.
# Migration
'A question of trust': What exactly is the EU's proposed pact on migration?
The pact has yet to be adopted and there is currently no unified migration and asylum plan for all member states.
# GoodInformation
Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration
The Good Information Project wants to hear your experience of migration, living abroad for work or study – or coming to Ireland to build a new life.
Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus
Poland is also refusing to host any Afghan refugees, labelling them as ‘challenges to the traditional makeup of their society’.
Gráinne Ní Aodha asked all 13 Irish MEPs for their thoughts on the EU's response to the border wall in Poland.
One Irish MEP said that what Poland was doing was "no better than what Trump was trying to do along the US-Mexico border", and that the EU should condemn it.
This month, The Good Information Project will focus on migration and the EU.
What is the best solution for the EU's migration crisis, and is Ireland doing enough?
The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at migration and the EU.