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# Refugee

Last month
September 2023
Tom Clonan: There is a real danger now of serious injuries or fatalities at a far-right protest
The senator witnessed the Leinster House protests yesterday – he says irresponsible rhetoric or complacency from politicians will lead to even more violence.
This year
Man who died in Dundalk crash involving e-scooter was a resident at local Direct Provision site
The Department will ‘work closely with the centre management to assist the person’s next-of-kin, if known, in accessing the full supports provided by the State’.
Barry Andrews: Several false narratives surround migration and asylum seeking - here are some facts
The MEP looks at some of the common views and misconceptions around immgration.
Opinion: When we hear about 'refugees' or 'migrants', remember these are real people
Fellipe Lopes of the Immigrant Council of Ireland says the people fleeing conflict to live in Ireland can enrich and enhance this country.
Explainer: What is the difference between ‘economic migrants’, ‘refugees’ and 'asylum-seekers'?
False claims about asylum seekers often use terms in confusing and contradictory ways
Last year
Ukrainian girl stabbed multiple times is 'out of danger' but will remain in hospital
The girl’s mother was found unconscious at the scene and was brought to University Hospital Limerick.
Red Cross says modular housing sites for Ukrainians should not be in isolated locations
The government expects modular homes for hundreds of Ukrainians will be constructed within a 16-week period.
Under pressure: Military barracks and former convents may be needed to house Ukraine refugees
The number of refugees needing state-provided accommodation is increasing,” said Integration Minister Roderick O’Gorman.
Colm O'Gorman is leaving Amnesty Ireland
O’Gorman has been in the role for 14 years.
Opinion: St Patrick's story should make us consider how Ireland treats refugees
Author and medieval historian Elizabeth Boyle writes that tomorrow we should reflect on how we can write a new chapter of Ireland’s history.
All time
'I hope to be a success story for what a refugee can do. Direct Provision - you can escape it'
Suaad Alshleh, a teenage refugee from Syria, was today awarded a bursary for medicine by Minister Joe McHugh.
President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision
Irish organisations that support refugees have been invited to a garden party tomorrow.
Ryanair apologises after denying prominent Arab Spring activist permission to board flight
Palestinian writer İyad el-Baghdadi was due to fly from Berlin to Dublin for a meeting.
UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her
The 18-year-old is fleeing from her family.
'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'
A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.
Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public
The Department of Justice said due to the shortage of social housing the decision has been taken to only resettle people outside of high demand areas.
Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC
The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.
'Why I gave 26-year-old Syrian refugee, Wassim, a room in my home'
“The only difference between them and us is luck and it is, it’s just luck. It could have been me.”
Law change will make it easier for refugee families to reunite in Ireland
A new Bill will amend the International Protection Act 2015, which covers the reunification of refugee families.
Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016
At least 652 children were killed last year – a 20% increase from 2015.
How different is the story of someone fleeing Syria to that of a World War II refugee?
Harry and Ahmed tell their stories to Unicef.
Trump reportedly tore into Australian PM over 'dumb' refugee deal
Another report says he threatened to invade Mexico.
Swedish journalist accused of smuggling Syrian boy who 'begged him for help'
Fredrik Onnevall has said he ‘regrets absolutely nothing’.
"We've avoided a tragedy here" - people of New Ross just relieved that discovered migrants are alive
Five people, including a three-year-old girl, were found in a container transported to Rosslare from France at the weekend.
Paris will open its first refugee camp in the city next month
Another is planned before the end of the year.
Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"
Around 70 trucks have begun a go-slow on the main motorway into the French port.
Refugee dies in German shelter after trying to set his wife on fire
The man was known to police.
Somali man denied refugee status has decision overturned on appeal by High Court
The man, aged in his 30s, has been granted a fresh hearing in front of a different member of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal.
"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life
A new UNICEF report is highlighting the treacherous journeys of the world’s migrant and refugee children.
21-year-old woman sets herself alight after being sent to refugee camp by Australia
All asylum seekers arriving by sea to Australia are sent to camps to prevent them resettling in the country.
Man who says he was abducted by Taliban to be given new asylum hearing in Ireland
The man said he had been forced to work for a Taliban commander as a translator.
Almost as many migrants arrived in the EU last month as in all of 2014
So far 3,440 people have been reported either drowned or missing.
Man suspected of killing 4-year-old Bosnian refugee admits murdering another child
The little boy, a Bosnian refugee, was abducted from a registration centre for asylum seekers.
German politician stabbed in neck over pro-refugee views
The women suffered serious wounds and four others were injured in the attack.
Distressing images of drowned Syrian toddler highlight tragedy of migrant crisis
WARNING: Readers may find an image in this article upsetting.
Video: Angela Merkel makes Palestinian girl facing deportation cry
Footage of the encounter has gone viral in Germany.
'I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice'
More than 1,800 people have died this year crossing the Mediteranean Sea. Here, people who have survived explain what drove them to such desperate measures.
Ireland WILL be sending the LÉ Eithne to help with the Mediterranean refugee crisis
Around 1,750 people have died this year trying to cross the sea from North Africa to Europe.
In her own words: One woman's escape from ethnic cleansing
“I pray to God I don’t have to go back to Sudan. At the least, I will be arrested. The least, you understand? I could be killed.”
Minister: No, we don't throw people out of asylum centres with just a sleeping bag
Campaigner Sister Stan said yesterday that children were in danger as a result of lack of oversight in direct provision centres.