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Helping or hurting? The reality and the politics of migration in the EU
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Helping or hurting? The reality and the politics of migration in the EU

Oct 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,212 Views 5 Comments

The Good Information Project has looked at the global policy issue of migration through the lens of Ireland and the EU.

THE FACTS

FactFind: What are the migration trends into Europe?
# The New Silk Roads
# The New Silk Roads

FactFind: What are the migration trends into Europe?

Sep 11th 2021, 7:00 PM 16,718 Views 2 Comments

Applications for refugee status increased dramatically after the Syrian humanitarian crisis in 2015, and dipped at the beginning of the pandemic.

What has happened with migration between the UK and the EU since Brexit?
# Aftermath
# Aftermath

What has happened with migration between the UK and the EU since Brexit?

Oct 3rd 2021, 9:00 PM 33,479 Views 12 Comments

“We just don’t know at the moment,” says one expert on emigration.

What can we learn about how Britain has treated migrant workers post-Brexit?
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What can we learn about how Britain has treated migrant workers post-Brexit?

Oct 4th 2021, 8:00 PM 20,638 Views 7 Comments

The first shockwaves of Brexit are beginning to emerge following the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

'We are not meant to be doing this, we need to do this because people are crossing and dying'
# Migration
# Migration

'We are not meant to be doing this, we need to do this because people are crossing and dying'

Oct 5th 2021, 8:00 PM 17,937 Views 6 Comments

Unless the EU changes its policy approach, migrants will continue “to die and end up in a watery grave in the Mediterranean”, charities have warned.

What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?
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What led to the 2019 Fine Gael MEP migration vote?

Oct 9th 2021, 7:30 AM 13,349 Views 14 Comments

In October 2019, 290 MEPs voted against resuming search and rescue efforts in the Mediterranean. Four were Fine Gael MEPs. What was behind that vote?

Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus
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# TGIP

Irish MEPs criticise Poland for pushing migrants back at new border wall with Belarus

Sep 9th 2021, 12:05 AM 27,828 Views 54 Comments
  • Gráinne Ní Aodha asked all 13 Irish MEPs for their thoughts on the EU's response to the border wall in Poland.
  • One Irish MEP said that what Poland was doing was "no better than what Trump was trying to do along the US-Mexico border", and that the EU should condemn it.
  • This month, The Good Information Project will focus on migration and the EU.
'A question of trust': What exactly is the EU's proposed pact on migration?
# Migration
# Migration

'A question of trust': What exactly is the EU's proposed pact on migration?

Sep 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 7,392 Views 8 Comments

The pact has yet to be adopted and there is currently no unified migration and asylum plan for all member states.

Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Irish citizens' assemblies part of inspiration for EU-wide panels starting this weekend

Sep 18th 2021, 6:30 AM 11,438 Views 3 Comments

A series of four EU citizens’ panels will run over the next few months – with one taking place in Dublin.

Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?
# Migration
# Migration

Explainer: What are the current rules around migration in Europe?

Sep 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 13,363 Views 10 Comments

A unified migration and asylum plan for all EU member states has yet to be implemented.

Refreshed Turkey deal 'worked well' for EU, but was 'catastrophic' and 'atrocious' for migrants
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Refreshed Turkey deal 'worked well' for EU, but was 'catastrophic' and 'atrocious' for migrants

Sep 26th 2021, 7:30 AM 11,356 Views 5 Comments

Organisations working on behalf of migrants have said the EU’s new Migration Pact is still an example of ‘Fortress Europe’.

Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'
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Life in Lesbos: 'I thought the fire would be a turning point, but it's got progressively worse'

Sep 26th 2021, 9:30 PM 15,242 Views 10 Comments

One year on from the blaze at the Moria refugee camp, asylum seekers are being placed in high-security camps.

THE CRISIS

Eleven families arrive in Ireland from Moria refugee camp in Lesbos
# Greece
# Greece

Eleven families arrive in Ireland from Moria refugee camp in Lesbos

Sep 13th 2021, 10:51 PM 26,882 Views 29 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said their arrival had taken ‘longer than hoped’ due to Covid-19.

Climate change: number of people displaced by extreme weather events likely 'underestimated'
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Climate change: number of people displaced by extreme weather events likely 'underestimated'

Sep 18th 2021, 6:30 PM 8,808 Views 5 Comments

Some 859,000 Europeans will be displaced by climate change per year, according to recent estimates.

MIGRATION AND IRELAND

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?
# Migration
# Migration

Explainer: How does family reunification work in Ireland? And what are the problems with it?

Sep 19th 2021, 7:00 PM 12,821 Views 1 Comment

The rules have been brought into sharp focus since the wave of migration from Afghanistan began last month.

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees
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# TGIP

Most Irish people want the State to take in more than 230 Afghan refugees

Sep 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 16,443 Views 31 Comments

An Ireland Thinks poll indicates that younger people, educated people and non-religious people are the most likely to want to take in more than 230 refugees.

Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans
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Ireland has now offered humanitarian access visas to 400 Afghans

Sep 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 20,352 Views 36 Comments

Women, human-rights activists, members of LGBTQI+ community and journalists are among those offered these places.

Brazilian migration into Ireland: 'There's a mutual compatibility with the Irish'
# Brazilians In Ireland
# Brazilians In Ireland

Brazilian migration into Ireland: 'There's a mutual compatibility with the Irish'

Sep 25th 2021, 8:00 PM 62,219 Views 32 Comments

What is it about Ireland that has attracted a big Brazilian population?

Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme
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Undocumented in Ireland fear being excluded from imminent regularisation scheme

Sep 27th 2021, 8:00 PM 23,113 Views 13 Comments

An open letter was sent to Justice Minister Heather Humphries today calling for the scope of the scheme to be widened.

How Gardaí and the State have lessons to learn about how migrants are treated in Ireland
# GoodInformation
# GoodInformation

How Gardaí and the State have lessons to learn about how migrants are treated in Ireland

Oct 2nd 2021, 10:00 AM 11,088 Views 14 Comments

Ireland has a relatively high non-enforcement rate of deportation orders but campaigners say there are plenty of lessons to learn in terms of how migrants are treated by the State.

DISCUSSION

Open Newsroom: How migration works in Ireland and across the EU
# Open Newsroom
# Open Newsroom

Open Newsroom: How migration works in Ireland and across the EU

Sep 29th 2021, 10:27 AM 8,318 Views 1 Comment

The Good Information Project looks at how migration is changing across the EU and what that means for Ireland.

Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration
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# GoodInformation

Open Thread: Tell us about your experience of migration

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 10:14 AM 15,353 Views 27 Comments

The Good Information Project wants to hear your experience of migration, living abroad for work or study – or coming to Ireland to build a new life.

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out
# Opinion
# Opinion

Direct Provision: limbo continues for thousands with no idea of when they’ll get out

Sep 26th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,190 Views 45 Comments

The end of Direct Provision by December 2024 is doubtful as more than 4000 asylum seekers await their claims to be assesed, writes Bulelani Mfaco.

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Opinion: Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in an already difficult system

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:00 PM 9,515 Views 4 Comments

Asylum seekers with disabilities in Direct Provision must be afforded equal rights when compared to people with disabilities outside Direct Provision, Keelin Barry writes.

Quiz: How much do you know about these well-known Irish migrants?
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# The Good Information Project

Quiz: How much do you know about these well-known Irish migrants?

Oct 9th 2021, 10:00 PM 34,904 Views 13 Comments

The Good Information Project spent this month looking at migration.

The Explainer: How is post-Brexit Britain handling migration?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How is post-Brexit Britain handling migration?

Oct 8th 2021, 6:00 PM 9,613 Views 3 Comments

We look at migration, visas for EU workers and potential impacts on supply chains.