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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.

From TheJournal.ie LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead Mediterranean

LÉ Niamh leads search for survivors of capsized migrant boat as 25 confirmed dead

It’s believed that up to 600 people were on board the stricken vessel.

From TheJournal.ie Irish sailors have saved 358 migrants drifting in a wooden barge Saving Lives

Irish sailors have saved 358 migrants drifting in a wooden barge

The LÉ Niamh is patrolling the Mediterranean.

From TheJournal.ie A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

WB Yeats and a hero of 1916 are set to be immortalised in different ways.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and baby 'doing well' after childbirth aboard LÉ Niamh Destiny Child

Mother and baby 'doing well' after childbirth aboard LÉ Niamh

The baby – who is four weeks premature – has been taken to hospital in Italy.

From TheJournal.ie Kisses all round as LÉ Eithne sailors welcomed back home Hello Sailor

Kisses all round as LÉ Eithne sailors welcomed back home

It has also been reported this morning that Ireland is set to take in an additional 600 migrants over the next two years.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Friday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Omar Sharif, Dublin Port and new advice on Tunisia had people talking today.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will NOT be taking part in a new EU mission to destroy migrant boats Mediterranean

Ireland will NOT be taking part in a new EU mission to destroy migrant boats

The operation aims to ‘dismantle the business model’ of human traffickers.

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie LÉ Eithne to be recalled from Mediterranean in a month's time Migrant Crisis

LÉ Eithne to be recalled from Mediterranean in a month's time

Another Irish Naval vessel will be sent to replace the Éithne, once her mission comes to an end.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Hundreds of rescued migrants aboard Irish ship arrive in Italy LE Eithne

Video: Hundreds of rescued migrants aboard Irish ship arrive in Italy

Over 1,150 people have been rescued by the LÉ Eithne in the 10 days in which it has been operating in the Mediterranean.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne has rescued another 113 migrants off the coast of Libya Mediterranean

Irish Naval ship LÉ Eithne has rescued another 113 migrants off the coast of Libya

In five successful missions, the crew has now rescued 756 migrants in the Mediterranean.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: 500 migrants rescued - as LÉ Eithne carries out THREE operations in 24 hours Migrant Crisis

Pictures: 500 migrants rescued - as LÉ Eithne carries out THREE operations in 24 hours

The third operation is still ongoing. The Defence Forces’ flagship came across a dingy with 100 migrants on board at 9.45am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie These Irish seamen are setting sail for the Mediterranean today Up Anchor

These Irish seamen are setting sail for the Mediterranean today

There’s 68 on board the LÉ Eithne.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland WILL be sending the LÉ Eithne to help with the Mediterranean refugee crisis Mediterranean

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

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

From TheJournal.ie EU wants refugee quotas for member states and the UK's not happy Mediterranean Crisis

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

Frances Fitzgerald can’t comment on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie We're sending the LÉ Eithne to help tackle the migrant crisis Mediterranean

We're sending the LÉ Eithne to help tackle the migrant crisis

Preparations for the mission are currently taking place at Haulbowline in Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Migrant crisis: Almost 3,700 people rescued in Mediterranean - since yesterday morning Operation Triton

Migrant crisis: Almost 3,700 people rescued in Mediterranean - since yesterday morning

It’s one of the highest numbers recorded in a single day – raising concerns the tide of people trying to reach Europe hasn’t been slowed by recent tragedies.

From TheJournal.ie Why the death toll in the Mediterranean is surging DESPERATION

Why the death toll in the Mediterranean is surging

The boats are getting ever more rickety and the numbers crammed on them are increasing.

From TheJournal.ie To stop drownings, Europe should ferry across migrants itself Opinion

To stop drownings, Europe should ferry across migrants itself

I am a believer in tight border security, but I cannot turn a blind eye wanton waste of life in the Mediterranean.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'The equivalent of three jumbo jets were lost in the Mediterranean' Smugglers

Taoiseach: 'The equivalent of three jumbo jets were lost in the Mediterranean'

Once it has been approved by the UN security council, however.

From TheJournal.ie Two survivors arrested as 800 die in migrant ship disaster Mediterranean

Two survivors arrested as 800 die in migrant ship disaster

The two arrested are suspected to be traffickers.

From TheJournal.ie "To send them back is another way of killing them" Migrant Crisis This post contains videos

"To send them back is another way of killing them"

At least twenty people, including a child, are said to have died in one of the latest incidents.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland WILL be taking in more refugees - but Charlie Flanagan's not saying how many Migrant Crisis

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're looking at the worst massacre ever seen in the Mediterranean' Migrants

'We're looking at the worst massacre ever seen in the Mediterranean'

A crisis meeting is being held today over the migrant disaster.

From TheJournal.ie Muslim migrants arrested for throwing Christians overboard, killing 12 Migrant Boats

Muslim migrants arrested for throwing Christians overboard, killing 12

The deadly dispute coincided with reports of a new migrant drowning tragedy and comes as Italy struggles to cope with a huge influx of boat migrants.

From TheJournal.ie A year after 300 died off Lampedusa, migrants still risk lives to get to Europe Dangerous Crossing

A year after 300 died off Lampedusa, migrants still risk lives to get to Europe

The UN’s refugee agency wants Europe to do more.

From TheJournal.ie Fears for 500 on sunken boat as two Palestinian migrants are rescued in Mediterranean Trafficking

Fears for 500 on sunken boat as two Palestinian migrants are rescued in Mediterranean

The UN has estimated that 2,200 people have drowned crossing the seas since June.

From TheJournal.ie Crete tragedy: Symphony orchestra holds minute's silence for John and Kevin RIP

Crete tragedy: Symphony orchestra holds minute's silence for John and Kevin

Violist John Lynch and his partner, Kevin Devine, died on Friday off a beach in the town of Kissamos.

From TheJournal.ie Two Irishmen die in Crete drowning tragedy Mediterranean

Two Irishmen die in Crete drowning tragedy

The tragedy happened on Friday. The Department of Foreign Affairs is assisting the families of the two men.

From TheJournal.ie It'll take four days to tug the Costa Concordia to its final destination Giglio
From TheJournal.ie Map shows where Homer’s Odyssey really took place The High Seas

Map shows where Homer’s Odyssey really took place

The action described in the ancient epic poem spans the breadth of the Mediterranean Sea.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 700 refugees rescued off the coast of Sicily Refugee Boats

Nearly 700 refugees rescued off the coast of Sicily

Asylum-seekers from five different boats have been intercepted over the past 24 hours according to the Italian coastguard.

From TheJournal.ie Italy mounts large-scale patrol of migrant boats after deaths Immigrants

Italy mounts large-scale patrol of migrant boats after deaths

Italy has appealed for more help from other European countries to deal with the sharp increase in refugee arrivals.

From TheJournal.ie EU demands extra search patrols as 300 feared dead in Italy migrant boat tragedy Italy

EU demands extra search patrols as 300 feared dead in Italy migrant boat tragedy

The EU Home Affairs Commissioner is due to visit the site of the Lampedusa disaster tomorrow with Josee Manuel Barroso.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors ‘run out of coffins’ on tragic Italian island Lampedusa

Doctors ‘run out of coffins’ on tragic Italian island

More than 130 people drowned in the horrific tragedy as doctors say they have run out of coffins.

From TheJournal.ie Study reveals every single junk food meal damages your arteries Junk Food

Study reveals every single junk food meal damages your arteries

Don’t worry though, you can scoff as much Mediterranean food as you like.

From TheJournal.ie Russian flotilla headed for Syria enters Mediterranean Syria

Russian flotilla headed for Syria enters Mediterranean

Russia has denied that the deployment of the warships is linked to the escalating conflict in Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Cruise ship runs aground off Italy, 3 bodies found Accident

Cruise ship runs aground off Italy, 3 bodies found

An Irish couple were on board the cruise liner but the DFA has confirmed they were not hurt in the accident.

From TheJournal.ie Migrants who fled Libya found dead on boat travelling to Italy Migrants

Migrants who fled Libya found dead on boat travelling to Italy

Twenty five bodies – all young men – have been found dead in the hold of a boat crossing the Mediterranean.