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# refugees - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Punk song about a 'Nazi a**hole' tops German charts amid support for refugees

Even a choir of pensioners has performed a cover version.

'We are people sharing the same sky': Hundreds rally in Dublin to support refugees

Thousands of people around the world attended rallies to urge governments to do more.

# refugees - Friday 11 September, 2015

This Sky News report on a refugee crossing to Greece is causing a bit of a stir

Journalist Alex Crawford joined a group of people making the journey from Syria to Greece.

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Disturbing video shows fenced-in refugees fed sandwiches 'like animals in pen'

Women and children were caught in the chaotic scrum.

# refugees - Thursday 10 September, 2015

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Poll: Do you support Ireland's plan to take in 4,000 refugees?

Details were announced this morning.

Confirmed: Ireland will take in 4,000 refugees

A special cabinet meeting was held this morning to discuss Ireland’s response to the crisis.

# refugees - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Karen Buckley’s killer, the garda shooting of a republican and Isis wanting to blow up Newgrange.

It's still not clear how many refugees Ireland is taking

A special cabinet meeting will take place this week to discuss Ireland’s response to the migration crisis.

'We're sleepwalking into a nightmare': People are loving this man's anti-emigration rant

“You can’t walk down a street in Jamaica or Hong Kong or India without hearing someone speaking English”.

# refugees - Monday 7 September, 2015

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

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

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Welcoming refugees, a suspicious fire in Offaly and a British drone strike in Syria.

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.

Bono: 'These people are refugees, not migrants'

The U2 frontman said people are not fleeing because “they want to live in Italy or Ireland”.

# refugees - 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.’

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Bono has a message about the refugee crisis

U2 kicked off their European tour last night and Bono got political.

What they couldn't leave behind: Migrants and their most precious possessions

Photos, medication, a shepherd’s cane, and memories of their homes.

# refugees - Friday 4 September, 2015

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.”

Trucks, vans and cars: Irish aid convoy to help migrants prepares to set sail

“I suppose I couldn’t just sit back and not do anything.”

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

The campaign is urging solidarity with migrants and refugees.

# refugees - 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”.

'My kids were the most beautiful children in the world'

The photo of Aylan’s lifeless body washed ashore in Turkey has made front pages around the world.

Bayern Munich make wonderful gesture by establishing refugee 'training camp'

The Bundesliga giants will provide language lessons, food and football as well as donating €1 million raised by a charity match.

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.

Ireland will do more: 'Dead bodies of young children on the shores of Europe — we can't let that lie'

Minister Brendan Howlin has indicated that Ireland will take in more than its allocated 600 people.

# refugees - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

Defence Forces staff set to stay on duty in Mediterranean until November

The LÉ Samuel Beckett will be the third Naval Service vessel to be deployed to the region.

# refugees - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Taoiseach and Tánaiste defend Ireland: One country cannot fix Europe's 'enormous catastrophe'

EU leaders meet later this month to discuss how to deal with the largest influx of refugees into Europe since World War 2.

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

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

Main Budapest train station evacuated as migrants try to board trains to Austria and Germany

Riot police moved in and the entrance was blocked.

# refugees - Sunday 30 August, 2015

One country is going out of its way to welcome refugees heading for Europe

Even football fans have been showing their support.

# refugees - Sunday 23 August, 2015

'Africa's North Korea' — the worst regime you've never heard of

Thousands of refugees are trying to escape.

# refugees - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Photos: Hundreds of refugees storm Macedonian border as police hurl stun grenades

Some 2,000 refugees and migrants have been stuck in no-man’s land between the two countries since Thursday.

# refugees - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Here's what needs to be done to help asylum seekers in Ireland

A new report has called for the Direct Provision system to be overhauled.

# refugees - Monday 1 June, 2015

'The Mediterranean will become Europe's graveyard'

The flood of migrants trying to cross the sea has reached new crisis levels since Friday.

# refugees - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

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'Children are being targeted by snipers and civilians shot in the street'

Irish aid worker David Adams visited a clinic that helps to rehabilitate some of the casualties of the Syrian conflict.

# refugees - Monday 11 May, 2015

EU wants refugee quotas for member states and the UK's not happy

Frances Fitzgerald can’t comment on the issue.

# refugees - Thursday 7 May, 2015

It's clear: The direct provision system is utterly unfit for purpose

A new report published today pulls no punches: the system is unnecessarily complicated and perpetrates ill-treatment.

# refugees - Monday 20 April, 2015

Ireland WILL be taking in more refugees - but Charlie Flanagan's not saying how many

European ministers are holding crisis meetings today to respond to the latest Mediterranean migrant disasters.

# refugees - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Thousands of refugees flee after Islamic State takes over their camp

Palestinian forces inside Yarmuk are largely surrounded by IS fighters who have captured large swathes of the camp since an assault that began Wednesday.