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# refugee-crisis - Monday 7 September, 2015

More than half the population wants Ireland to take in 5,000 refugees
# Claire Byrne Live
# Claire Byrne Live

More than half the population wants Ireland to take in 5,000 refugees

Sep 7th 2015, 11:00 PM 21,138 Views 216 Comments

The Claire Byrne Live poll has thrown up some interesting results.

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

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

Sep 7th 2015, 8:19 PM 38,175 Views 214 Comments

“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'
# Turkey
# Turkey

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

Sep 7th 2015, 5:15 PM 24,375 Views 64 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 7th 2015, 3:45 PM 183 Views 323 Comments

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
# Granny Flats
# Granny Flats

Priests being sent forms to identify vacant properties for refugees

Sep 7th 2015, 1:23 PM 29,781 Views 171 Comments

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
# Appeal
# Appeal

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

Sep 7th 2015, 6:01 AM 16,204 Views 26 Comments

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
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

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

Sep 6th 2015, 7:53 PM 27,099 Views 317 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 6th 2015, 7:10 PM 5,644 Views 315 Comments

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
# Open Arms
# Open Arms

Tears of joy as Germany welcomes refugee trains streaming into Munich

Sep 6th 2015, 7:42 AM 28,032 Views 308 Comments

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
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

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

Sep 5th 2015, 7:50 PM 31,107 Views 234 Comments

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

Asylum and refugees: How Ireland compares to the rest of the world
# Cé Mhéad Fáilte
# Cé Mhéad Fáilte

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

Sep 5th 2015, 7:48 PM 77,221 Views 127 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 5th 2015, 5:30 PM 146 Views 277 Comments

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

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

Real Madrid make incredibly kind donation to help refugees in Spain

Sep 5th 2015, 3:03 PM 8,006 Views 14 Comments

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

Bono has a message about the refugee crisis
# In The Name Of Love
# In The Name Of Love

Bono has a message about the refugee crisis

Sep 5th 2015, 2:14 PM 19,856 Views 119 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Sep 5th 2015, 10:16 AM 12,661 Views 73 Comments

Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin want it to happen.

# refugee-crisis - Friday 4 September, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Sep 4th 2015, 11:59 PM 15,476 Views 0 Comments

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
# New Plan
# New Plan

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

Sep 4th 2015, 9:10 PM 39,453 Views 364 Comments

“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
# Pledge A Bed
# Pledge A Bed

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

Sep 4th 2015, 8:14 AM 35,728 Views 229 Comments

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'
# Not My Problem
# Not My Problem

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

Sep 3rd 2015, 10:40 PM 36,393 Views 185 Comments

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
# Helping Hand
# Helping Hand

Here's what we can all do to help ease the migrant crisis

Sep 3rd 2015, 5:58 PM 28,683 Views 107 Comments

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
# Train Tracks
# Train Tracks

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

Sep 3rd 2015, 3:12 PM 24,350 Views 198 Comments

Chaotic scenes at a train station in Hungary today.

Desperate migrants storm Budapest station after two day stand-off
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Desperate migrants storm Budapest station after two day stand-off

Sep 3rd 2015, 11:00 AM 19,327 Views 136 Comments

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'
# Not The Best Idea
# Not The Best Idea

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

Sep 1st 2015, 4:08 PM 18,404 Views 42 Comments

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