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# refugee-crisis - Monday 7 September, 2015

Syrian refugees coming to Ireland won't have to go through Direct Provision

“5,000 people” is the latest number from ministers. The UK has announced it will take in 20,000 refugees.

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.

# refugee-crisis - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Tánaiste says there shouldn't be "upper limit" on the refugees Ireland takes

Joan Burton says initial refugees would be followed later by their families.

Have we forgotten a time of 'No blacks, no dogs, no Irish'?

As a nation that used emigration as a solution, how can we begrudge a family trying to escape war? writes James Dunne.

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.

# refugee-crisis - Saturday 5 September, 2015

"My toes hurt, a lot of blood, we walked too much" - Pain along the long trek to Europe

Migrants and refugees have begun arriving at the Austrian border from Hungary.

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

A new analysis of official figures, by

'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.’

From The42 Real Madrid make incredibly kind donation to help refugees in Spain Power Of Sport

Real Madrid make incredibly kind donation to help refugees in Spain

The La Liga club are the latest to pledge their support.

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.

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.

# refugee-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.”

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

The campaign is urging solidarity with migrants and refugees.

# refugee-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.

# refugee-crisis - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

German minister sparks outrage after calling singer a 'wonderful Negro'

Many people are annoyed, but Roberto Blanco is taking the whole thing very well.