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From TheJournal.ie MEP Maria Walsh defends voting down move to enhance rescue operations for migrants Maria Walsh

MEP Maria Walsh defends voting down move to enhance rescue operations for migrants

The European Parliament rejected the vote asking member states to step up efforts to save asylum seekers making the crossing.

From TheJournal.ie Over 80 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia Capsized

Over 80 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off Tunisia

The tragedy comes after 44 migrants were killed in an air strike on their detention centre in Libya.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast Mediterranean

Dozens of migrants feared dead after boat sinks off Tunisian coast

The boat was travelling from Libya to Italy.

From TheJournal.ie Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities' LE Eithne

Decision to end migrant rescue operation labelled 'outrageous abdication of responsibilities'

The EU is winding down Operation Sophia amid pressure from Italy and other countries.

From TheJournal.ie Malta to allow rescue ship Aquarius to dock but migrants will be sent to other EU countries Mediterranean

Malta to allow rescue ship Aquarius to dock but migrants will be sent to other EU countries

The 141 migrants on board will be distributed among France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain.

From TheJournal.ie Stranded anti-migrant ship refuses help from migrant rescue vessel Mediterranean

Stranded anti-migrant ship refuses help from migrant rescue vessel

The anti-migrant activists on board the ship said it was just a “minor technical problem”.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish navy rescued 149 migrants on a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean this morning Lé William Butler Yeats

The Irish navy rescued 149 migrants on a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean this morning

The people now aboard the ship are receiving food, water and medical treatment.

From TheJournal.ie The Mediterranean diet only has heart benefits for the well-off, says study The Food Pyramid

The Mediterranean diet only has heart benefits for the well-off, says study

The researchers have concluded that the quality of the food may be as important as the frequency in which it’s eaten.

From TheJournal.ie The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers Migrant Crisis

The EU is to curb sales of rubber boats to Libya to stop them getting to smugglers

Sales of outboard motors will also be cut back.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved Lifesavers

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved

Commander Brian Fitzgerald said he was extremely proud of his team.

From TheJournal.ie 'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions Human Trafficking

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

From TheJournal.ie Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat off coast of Spain Overboard This post contains videos

Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat off coast of Spain

The 34 people were travelling on board a boat that caught fire.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission LE Eithne

An Irish Naval vessel is heading to the Mediterranean for our seventh migrant rescue mission

The LÉ Eithne was previously deployed to the region in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 245 people, including five children, feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks Overcrowded Boats

Up to 245 people, including five children, feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

The body of a five month old baby was amongst those recovered by authorities.

From TheJournal.ie Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day Migrant Crisis

Irish soldiers who served in the Mediterranean to receive extra €15 a day

There had been concerns raised previously about soldiers struggling to travel to work.

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach Migrant Crisis

Bodies of 74 people wash up on Libyan beach

Officials said there was no transport available to move the bodies and no cemetery to bury them in.

From TheJournal.ie Bad weather is making the price of some vegetables soar

Bad weather is making the price of some vegetables soar

The issue has hit some Irish supermarkets.

From TheJournal.ie The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016 Migrant Crisis

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie 'They're going to make that journey anyway - the question is can you sit back and watch people lose their lives?' Migrant Crisis

'They're going to make that journey anyway - the question is can you sit back and watch people lose their lives?'

A look at the migrant crisis through the eyes of the Irish defence forces.

From TheJournal.ie Irish navy recovers three bodies during Mediterranean rescue operation LE SAMUEL BECKETT

Irish navy recovers three bodies during Mediterranean rescue operation

Around 269 migrants were rescued from two rubber vessels around 30 miles north of Libyan capital, Tripoli.

From TheJournal.ie 29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya The Mediterranean

29 migrants die in toxic pool of fuel and seawater off coast of Libya

The horrific discovery was made yesterday by a Doctors without Borders (MSF) rescue ship.

From TheJournal.ie 42 people drown after boat carrying 450 migrants capsizes at sea Humanitarian Crisis

42 people drown after boat carrying 450 migrants capsizes at sea

The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta in Egypt, police and health officials said.

From TheJournal.ie The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 108 migrants in the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 108 migrants in the Mediterranean

Yesterday the Irish naval vessel oversaw the rescue of almost 2,000 migrants.

From TheJournal.ie Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea Mediterranean

Newborn twins among 3,000 rescued from rubber boats at sea

Nearly 6,500 people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

The LÉ James Joyce has rescued another 617 migrants in the Mediterranean

In one case, it successfully located and rescued 165 migrants from wooden and rubber vessels off the coast of Libya.

From TheJournal.ie Italy is hoping these new hard-hitting ads will scare migrants off crossing the sea Fair Warning This post contains videos

Italy is hoping these new hard-hitting ads will scare migrants off crossing the sea

The campaign is targeting 15 African countries.

From TheJournal.ie Another Irish ship has set off to help save lives in the Mediterranean Lé James Joyce

Another Irish ship has set off to help save lives in the Mediterranean

More than 8,500 people have been rescued by the Irish navy over the past two years.

From TheJournal.ie Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean LE Roisin This post contains images

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 people from the Mediterranean

The bodies of two females were also recovered.

From TheJournal.ie Police hunting notorious people-smuggler may have had wrong man extradited Migrant Crisis

Police hunting notorious people-smuggler may have had wrong man extradited

Italian prosecutors are investigating the claims that it may be a case of mistaken identity.

From TheJournal.ie 1 gorilla vs 1,000 refugees: 'The death of an animal is sad but the drowning of 1,000 people is sadder' Opinion

1 gorilla vs 1,000 refugees: 'The death of an animal is sad but the drowning of 1,000 people is sadder'

The gorilla’s death received extensive media coverage worldwide; the deaths of the 1000 migrants, much less so, writes a dismayed Julien Mercille.

From TheJournal.ie As 40 children die in the Mediterranean, migrants are rescued crossing from France to England Refugee Crisis

As 40 children die in the Mediterranean, migrants are rescued crossing from France to England

Up to 700 people are believed to have died crossing the Mediterranean this week.

From TheJournal.ie "A source of national pride" - Ireland's LE Róisín sets sail for the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis

"A source of national pride" - Ireland's LE Róisín sets sail for the Mediterranean

The sixty-person crew will be on a 12 week mission.

From TheJournal.ie UN refugee agency fears 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean Crisis

UN refugee agency fears 500 migrants drowned in Mediterranean

The UNHCR released a statement today after interviewing survivors.

From TheJournal.ie Irish ships in the Mediterranean rescued almost 9,000 migrants in 2015 Sea Land Air

Irish ships in the Mediterranean rescued almost 9,000 migrants in 2015

Both Ireland’s maritime Defence Forces and its Coast Guard have had a year to remember.

From TheJournal.ie France's brothel keeper to the rich and famous has passed away aged 92 Madame Claude

France's brothel keeper to the rich and famous has passed away aged 92

It was alleged that her clients included John F. Kennedy, Marlon Brando and the Shah of Iran.

From TheJournal.ie Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights Conflict Zone

Enda is off to visit our troops in the Golan Heights

The Taoiseach will be visiting the Irish men and women serving in the Golan Heights this Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie The many different routes that migrants are taking to reach western Europe... Arduous Journey

The many different routes that migrants are taking to reach western Europe...

Migrants are travelling huge distances even before they reach the Mediterranean and the harrowing voyage across.

From TheJournal.ie As many as 200 bodies found floating as boat sinks in Mediterranean Migrant Crisis

As many as 200 bodies found floating as boat sinks in Mediterranean

This brings to number of those killed in the Mediterranean this year to more than 2,500.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel vows zero tolerance for migrant hate - as 55 bodies found on boats Razor-wire Fences

Merkel vows zero tolerance for migrant hate - as 55 bodies found on boats

Meanwhile the Defence Forces have rescued hundreds of people – including 71 children – in an operation tonight.

From TheJournal.ie More than 40 people suffocated in hold of migrant boat Italy

More than 40 people suffocated in hold of migrant boat

The boat which was intercepted off the Italian coast was carrying around 300 people.

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