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#Migration

# migration - 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.

# migration - Friday 12 September, 2014

President Higgins has spoken directly to the Irish Diaspora: "We owe them a debt of gratitude."

The story of Irish emigration is one to be proud of he argued.

# migration - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# migration - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Police find tunnel used to smuggle Mexicans into America

Three suspected people-traffickers were arrested.

# migration - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Study finds Irish travelling abroad to work fear 'skidding' to lower social classes

It also suggests that many ‘commuter migrants’ choose that lifestyle as a way of tackling large mortgages.

# migration - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Population of the Greater Dublin Area could grow by 400,000 over 20 years

The latest CSO figures also predict a ‘marked increase’ in the number of over 65s.

# migration - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Watch hundreds of geese fill the sky after a break from migration I Believe I Can Fly

# migration - 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.

# migration - Friday 6 September, 2013

Despite recession, Ireland still crying out for high-skilled workers from abroad

Almost 4 per cent of Ireland’s workers come from outside the European Economic Area, according to new ESRI research.

# migration - Friday 21 June, 2013

Column: Why scapegoat the most vulnerable to protect the most powerful?

Immigrants have become the new enemy, writes Bobby Gilmore – who says if we are not careful protectionism, extreme nationalism, racism, ethno-centrism and exclusion will prevail in Europe.

# migration - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Whatever will we do about all those job-taking immigrants?

Isn’t it odd that, at the same time as we’re begging for amnesty for illegal immigrants in another country, we posses near Arizona Tea Party Republican levels of antipathy towards certain segments of our immigrant body at home, writes Aaron McKenna.

# migration - Thursday 27 September, 2012

One new emigrant every five minutes, according to latest CSO figures

The latest population estimates from the Central Statistics Office show emigration is higher now than any time in the 1980s.

# migration - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Column: Homesickness - the emigrant's burden

The whiff of a favourite foodstuff, the emotional low of feeling ill – these are just two of the catalysts to awaken homesickness when you’re an expat, says Irishman-in-Japan Mark Boyle.

# migration - Saturday 21 July, 2012

PHOTOS: Intimate images from asylum seekers’ lives in Ireland In Pictures This post contains images

PHOTOS: Intimate images from asylum seekers’ lives in Ireland

Photographer Rory O’Neill sneaked into ‘direct provision’ accommodation in central Dublin to capture these pictures.

# migration - Thursday 5 July, 2012

'One good adult' scheme launched for child asylum seekers

The scheme will provide young asylum seekers with a mentor to help them integrate into Irish society.

# migration - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Column: Think about sex trafficking. Do Irish people come to mind?

They should. Irish people have been trafficked abroad for sex – but it’s not as simple as you might think, writes David Lohan.

# migration - Friday 15 June, 2012

US to stop deporting young illegal immigrants

Deferred action can be grated if applicants meet certain criteria and do not post a threat to US national security.

# migration - 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.)

# migration - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Report: 700,000 living in poverty in Ireland

A new report from Social Justice Ireland says that of those living in poverty in Ireland, 200,000 are children. The organisation says that the social welfare system is not fit for purpose and should be replaced.

# migration - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Coming home: almost 20,000 Irish people returned before Census

The majority of those came home from the UK, Australia and the US.

# migration - Friday 16 March, 2012

Undocumented in Ireland will celebrate St Patrick's Day 'in the shadows'

The Migrant Rights Centre Ireland is using this weekend’s celebrations to highlight the plight of what it says is an estimated 30,000 undocumented people in Ireland.

# migration - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Column: I’ve been waiting three years on my citizenship application

Lutfullah Shafaq, 23, has a degree, has never claimed benefits, and wants to work as an Irish taxpayer. So why is the Government restricting his movements?

# migration - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Hundreds of undocumented migrants stage candlelit march to Dáil

The campaigners called on the Government to give them the opportunity to win legal status in Ireland.

# migration - Thursday 30 June, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Thursday

A round-up of the day’s big, news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# migration - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Obama plans reform of US immigration system

President Barack Obama has announced plans to create a path to legitimate citizenship for those currently living illegally within the United States.

# migration - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Emigrated from Ireland at 17, dead at 35 in a church alcove

A New York Times article throws a sobering spotlight on one young Irish woman’s tragic end.