Dublin: 8 °C Wednesday 6 December, 2023

# Channel Crossing

This year
UK unveils controversial plans to stop migrants crossing Channel illegally on small boats
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the plan would “take back control” of the borders “once and for all”.
Last year
Charities say Rwanda plan not deterring ‘desperate’ migrants crossing Channel to UK
Small boat journeys from France to the UK began again on Sunday after a break of more than a week.
All time
Kurdish woman named as one of 27 people who died in Channel tragedy
Relatives identified 24-year-old Maryam Nuri Mohamed Amin.
Macron and Johnson pledge action against 'lethal' sea crossings after Channel tragedy
The death toll from the Channel crossing tragedy has been revised downward to 27 this evening, a French minister said.
Around 1,000 people risk death to reach UK in new Channel crossings record
Lifeboat crews and Border Force boats were kept busy overnight after spending hours intercepting boats in the Dover Straight throughout the day.
Migrants arriving in UK without permission could soon face four years in prison
People smugglers may also face life sentences under the tough new laws.
Thousands of lorry drivers could spend Christmas in Kent traffic backlog
Drivers coming from the UK need to be tested to be allowed into France – causing huge delays despite the borders being opened.
Migrant boats cross the Channel as hundreds greet asylum seekers at barracks
Up to 200 people gathered outside a military barracks in Kent where asylum-seekers are being housed.