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# refugee - Sunday 10 April, 2022

Under pressure: Military barracks and former convents may be needed to house Ukraine refugees
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Under pressure: Military barracks and former convents may be needed to house Ukraine refugees

Apr 10th 2022, 4:44 PM 18,932 Views 26 Comments

The number of refugees needing state-provided accommodation is increasing,” said Integration Minister Roderick O’Gorman.

# refugee - Monday 4 April, 2022

Colm O'Gorman is leaving Amnesty Ireland
# Amnesty Ireland
# Amnesty Ireland

Colm O'Gorman is leaving Amnesty Ireland

Apr 4th 2022, 7:03 PM 44,052 Views 37 Comments

O’Gorman has been in the role for 14 years.

# refugee - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Opinion: St Patrick's story should make us consider how Ireland treats refugees
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: St Patrick's story should make us consider how Ireland treats refugees

Mar 16th 2022, 7:00 PM 9,560 Views 20 Comments

Author and medieval historian Elizabeth Boyle writes that tomorrow we should reflect on how we can write a new chapter of Ireland’s history.

# refugee - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

'I hope to be a success story for what a refugee can do. Direct Provision - you can escape it'
# Suaad Alshleh
# Suaad Alshleh

'I hope to be a success story for what a refugee can do. Direct Provision - you can escape it'

Nov 6th 2019, 2:30 PM 18,552 Views 33 Comments

Suaad Alshleh, a teenage refugee from Syria, was today awarded a bursary for medicine by Minister Joe McHugh.

# refugee - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision
# Garden Party
# Garden Party

President to host Áras garden party highlighting issues around Direct Provision

Jun 18th 2019, 11:46 AM 13,754 Views 37 Comments

Irish organisations that support refugees have been invited to a garden party tomorrow.

# refugee - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Ryanair apologises after denying prominent Arab Spring activist permission to board flight
# Denied
# Denied

Ryanair apologises after denying prominent Arab Spring activist permission to board flight

Apr 10th 2019, 12:18 PM 32,648 Views 45 Comments

Palestinian writer İyad el-Baghdadi was due to fly from Berlin to Dublin for a meeting.

# refugee - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her
# Bangkok
# Bangkok

UN says Saudi woman is genuine refugee, asks Australia to resettle her

Jan 9th 2019, 7:59 AM 15,124 Views 22 Comments

The 18-year-old is fleeing from her family.

# refugee - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'
# Syria To Ireland
# Syria To Ireland

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'

Mar 18th 2018, 3:00 PM 27,362 Views 65 Comments

A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.

# refugee - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public
# Integration
# Integration

Single refugees in Ballaghaderreen are relying on housing offers from the Irish public

Mar 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 24,177 Views 53 Comments

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.

# refugee - Friday 19 January, 2018

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC
# University Of Sanctuary
# University Of Sanctuary

Seven asylum seekers and refugees will receive scholarships to study at UCC

Jan 19th 2018, 6:20 AM 23,010 Views 61 Comments

The college joins DCU and UL as a University of Sanctuary.

# refugee - Sunday 17 December, 2017

'Why I gave 26-year-old Syrian refugee, Wassim, a room in my home'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'Why I gave 26-year-old Syrian refugee, Wassim, a room in my home'

Dec 17th 2017, 7:30 PM 104,478 Views 170 Comments

“The only difference between them and us is luck and it is, it’s just luck. It could have been me.”

# refugee - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Law change will make it easier for refugee families to reunite in Ireland
# Protection
# Protection

Law change will make it easier for refugee families to reunite in Ireland

Jul 19th 2017, 7:00 AM 12,779 Views 79 Comments

A new Bill will amend the International Protection Act 2015, which covers the reunification of refugee families.

# refugee - Monday 13 March, 2017

Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016
# Syria
# Syria

Maimed, killed, recruited as executioners - Violence against children in Syria at its worst in 2016

Mar 13th 2017, 9:22 AM 7,604 Views 20 Comments

At least 652 children were killed last year – a 20% increase from 2015.

# refugee - Sunday 5 February, 2017

How different is the story of someone fleeing Syria to that of a World War II refugee?
# UNICEF
# UNICEF

How different is the story of someone fleeing Syria to that of a World War II refugee?

Feb 5th 2017, 9:30 PM 9,321 Views 18 Comments

Harry and Ahmed tell their stories to Unicef.

# refugee - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Trump reportedly tore into Australian PM over 'dumb' refugee deal
# Yes We Canberra
# Yes We Canberra

Trump reportedly tore into Australian PM over 'dumb' refugee deal

Feb 2nd 2017, 6:59 AM 34,306 Views 110 Comments

Another report says he threatened to invade Mexico.

# refugee - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Swedish journalist accused of smuggling Syrian boy who 'begged him for help'
# Child Migrant
# Child Migrant

Swedish journalist accused of smuggling Syrian boy who 'begged him for help'

Nov 17th 2016, 9:22 PM 16,401 Views 0 Comments

Fredrik Onnevall has said he ‘regrets absolutely nothing’.

# refugee - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

"We've avoided a tragedy here" - people of New Ross just relieved that discovered migrants are alive
# Wexford
# Wexford

"We've avoided a tragedy here" - people of New Ross just relieved that discovered migrants are alive

Oct 18th 2016, 9:21 PM 24,580 Views 133 Comments

Five people, including a three-year-old girl, were found in a container transported to Rosslare from France at the weekend.

# refugee - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Paris will open its first refugee camp in the city next month
# Asylum Seekers
# Asylum Seekers

Paris will open its first refugee camp in the city next month

Sep 6th 2016, 11:06 AM 10,411 Views 83 Comments

Another is planned before the end of the year.

# refugee - Monday 5 September, 2016

Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"
# Tractor Protest
# Tractor Protest

Farmers and truckers blockading Calais in protest at migrant camp "The Jungle"

Sep 5th 2016, 10:16 AM 18,995 Views 58 Comments

Around 70 trucks have begun a go-slow on the main motorway into the French port.

# refugee - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Refugee dies in German shelter after trying to set his wife on fire
# Ruedesheim
# Ruedesheim

Refugee dies in German shelter after trying to set his wife on fire

Sep 1st 2016, 2:18 PM 24,612 Views 119 Comments

The man was known to police.

# refugee - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Somali man denied refugee status has decision overturned on appeal by High Court
# Courts
# Courts

Somali man denied refugee status has decision overturned on appeal by High Court

Aug 16th 2016, 3:31 PM 13,730 Views 0 Comments

The man, aged in his 30s, has been granted a fresh hearing in front of a different member of the Refugee Appeals Tribunal.

# refugee - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life
# Treacherous Journeys
# Treacherous Journeys

"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life

Jun 14th 2016, 7:08 PM 19,289 Views 79 Comments

A new UNICEF report is highlighting the treacherous journeys of the world’s migrant and refugee children.

# refugee - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

21-year-old woman sets herself alight after being sent to refugee camp by Australia
# Protest
# Protest

21-year-old woman sets herself alight after being sent to refugee camp by Australia

May 3rd 2016, 7:30 AM 17,479 Views 182 Comments

All asylum seekers arriving by sea to Australia are sent to camps to prevent them resettling in the country.

# refugee - Monday 21 March, 2016

Man who says he was abducted by Taliban to be given new asylum hearing in Ireland
# Refugee
# Refugee

Man who says he was abducted by Taliban to be given new asylum hearing in Ireland

Mar 21st 2016, 3:18 PM 10,741 Views 31 Comments

The man said he had been forced to work for a Taliban commander as a translator.

# refugee - Monday 2 November, 2015

Almost as many migrants arrived in the EU last month as in all of 2014
# New Arrivals
# New Arrivals

Almost as many migrants arrived in the EU last month as in all of 2014

Nov 2nd 2015, 10:07 PM 6,591 Views 34 Comments

So far 3,440 people have been reported either drowned or missing.

# refugee - Friday 30 October, 2015

Man suspected of killing 4-year-old Bosnian refugee admits murdering another child
# Germany
# Germany

Man suspected of killing 4-year-old Bosnian refugee admits murdering another child

Oct 30th 2015, 1:14 PM 16,313 Views 16 Comments

The little boy, a Bosnian refugee, was abducted from a registration centre for asylum seekers.

# refugee - Sunday 18 October, 2015

German politician stabbed in neck over pro-refugee views
# Germany
# Germany

German politician stabbed in neck over pro-refugee views

Oct 18th 2015, 3:15 PM 23,770 Views 125 Comments

The women suffered serious wounds and four others were injured in the attack.

# refugee - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Distressing images of drowned Syrian toddler highlight tragedy of migrant crisis
# Humanity Washed Ashore
# Humanity Washed Ashore

Distressing images of drowned Syrian toddler highlight tragedy of migrant crisis

Sep 2nd 2015, 11:30 PM 49,901 Views 260 Comments

WARNING: Readers may find an image in this article upsetting.

# refugee - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Video: Angela Merkel makes Palestinian girl facing deportation cry
# Germany
# Germany

Video: Angela Merkel makes Palestinian girl facing deportation cry

Jul 16th 2015, 5:55 PM 35,720 Views 131 Comments

Footage of the encounter has gone viral in Germany.

# refugee - Saturday 20 June, 2015

'I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice'
# World Refugee Day
# World Refugee Day

'I was aware that I could have easily died at sea. But I had to leave, I had no choice'

Jun 20th 2015, 12:00 PM 51 Views 49 Comments

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.

# refugee - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Ireland WILL be sending the LÉ Eithne to help with the Mediterranean refugee crisis
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Ireland WILL be sending the LÉ Eithne to help with the Mediterranean refugee crisis

May 12th 2015, 6:04 PM 10,655 Views 43 Comments

Around 1,750 people have died this year trying to cross the sea from North Africa to Europe.

# refugee - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

In her own words: One woman's escape from ethnic cleansing
# Sudan
# Sudan

In her own words: One woman's escape from ethnic cleansing

Nov 12th 2014, 6:00 PM 71 Views 35 Comments

“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.”

# refugee - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Minister: No, we don't throw people out of asylum centres with just a sleeping bag
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Minister: No, we don't throw people out of asylum centres with just a sleeping bag

Jun 19th 2014, 6:24 PM 9,743 Views 39 Comments

Campaigner Sister Stan said yesterday that children were in danger as a result of lack of oversight in direct provision centres.

# refugee - Monday 24 March, 2014

Asylum applications in the EU surged to 435k last year
# Refugees
# Refugees

Asylum applications in the EU surged to 435k last year

Mar 24th 2014, 12:14 PM 4,608 Views 75 Comments

Ireland received just 0.2 per cent of these.

# refugee - Friday 21 March, 2014

940 people sought asylum in Ireland last year
# Sanctuary
# Sanctuary

940 people sought asylum in Ireland last year

Mar 21st 2014, 7:15 AM 7,180 Views 148 Comments

The numbers seeking refuge in EU countries rose 32 per cent in 2013, mainly due to the crisis in Syria.

# refugee - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

How a doctor had his asylum request rejected because someone 'didn't like him'
# Fight
# Fight

How a doctor had his asylum request rejected because someone 'didn't like him'

Feb 18th 2014, 3:26 PM 21,022 Views 129 Comments

The finding was made in an extraordinary ruling in the High Court.

# refugee - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Column: In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words

Dec 21st 2013, 12:00 PM 49 Views 91 Comments

The UN Refugee Convention was born of the horrors of war – horrifying conflicts that tore Europe apart and left millions dead. How have we forgotten that so quickly?

# refugee - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Squalid camps, bleak prospects greet Syrian refugees at EU's door
# Syrian Conflict
# Syrian Conflict

Squalid camps, bleak prospects greet Syrian refugees at EU's door

Nov 30th 2013, 8:30 AM 3,144 Views 21 Comments

Around 11,000 refugees from Syria have crossed into Bulgaria this year. The existing camps are cramped and unheated, with many inhabitants complaining of a lack of access to medical treatment.

# refugee - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We have bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane asylum process

Nov 27th 2013, 1:00 PM 123 Views 115 Comments

Our Minister for Justice has bypassed the opportunity to introduce a humane and expedient way of processing asylum applications in favour of a new, unwieldy system which will lead only to further delays, writes Fiona Hurley.

Pacific islander loses bid to become world's first 'climate change refugee'
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Pacific islander loses bid to become world's first 'climate change refugee'

Nov 27th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,903 Views 70 Comments

Ioane Teitiota had argued that he should be allowed stay in New Zealand, as his low-lying homeland in the South Pacific is at threat from rising seas.

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