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From TheJournal.ie There's a Syrian refugee family living in the Vatican Love Thy Neighbour

There's a Syrian refugee family living in the Vatican

They’ve been there since Pope Francis called on parishes to take in a family.

From TheJournal.ie Body of another drowned toddler washes up on beach in Turkey: report Tragedy

Body of another drowned toddler washes up on beach in Turkey: report

The reported tragedy comes just weeks after images of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi shook the world.

From TheJournal.ie Croatia closes borders after 'mayhem' of migrants breaking through police lines Migrant Crisis

Croatia closes borders after 'mayhem' of migrants breaking through police lines

The country experienced an influx of people after Hungary introduced tougher measures earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mayhem' as crowds of migrants break through police lines in Croatia Closed Borders

'Mayhem' as crowds of migrants break through police lines in Croatia

Authorities in the country have said they expect an influx of over 20,000 people in the next two weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Chaos as Hungarian police fire tear gas and water cannon at migrants Refugee Crisis

Chaos as Hungarian police fire tear gas and water cannon at migrants

Tensions had been building for several hours after refugees were left at the fence without food, water or information.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael councillor defends letter saying Syrian 3-year-old's family 'were not fleeing for their lives' Migrant Crisis

Fine Gael councillor defends letter saying Syrian 3-year-old's family 'were not fleeing for their lives'

Darren Scully appeared on Today FM’s The Anton Savage Show this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today Good Eggs

Google is doing its bit to help ease the migrant crisis today

The search behemoth has included something a little different on its main page this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Migrant crisis latest: ANOTHER emergency summit has been hastily arranged Borders Closed

Migrant crisis latest: ANOTHER emergency summit has been hastily arranged

It comes as Hungary effectively closes its border with Serbia – trapping several hundred people on the Serbian side.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael councillor says drowned Syrian 3-year-old and family "were not fleeing for their lives" Aylan Kurdi

Fine Gael councillor says drowned Syrian 3-year-old and family "were not fleeing for their lives"

Former mayor of Naas Darren Scully made the statement in a letter to the Sunday Times. Scully was forced to resign as mayor after being caught up in a racism row in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Hungarian police close main entry point for refugees Refugee Crisis

Hungarian police close main entry point for refugees

Austria has also said it will follow Germany’s example and temporarily reinstate border controls.

From TheJournal.ie Charity box with hundreds of euro for refugee crisis stolen from Dublin burrito bar Theft

Charity box with hundreds of euro for refugee crisis stolen from Dublin burrito bar

It is estimated the collection box had up to €450 in it.

From TheJournal.ie Refugees 'won't get to choose what country they go to' Migration Crisis

Refugees 'won't get to choose what country they go to'

“That doesn’t exist anywhere in the world.”

From TheJournal.ie 'If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?' Syria This post contains videos

'If somebody destroyed your house and raped half your family, what would you do?'

Irish citizen Ghandi Mallak says no Syrian wants to flee their county, they are forced to – and anyone in their position would probably do the same.

From TheJournal.ie This Sky News report on a refugee crossing to Greece is causing a bit of a stir Refugee Crisis

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.

From TheJournal.ie What will happen when the bed-pledgers are contacted to make good on their promise? Opinion

What will happen when the bed-pledgers are contacted to make good on their promise?

‘Is pledging a bed a true sign of solidarity or just an empty promise to ease first-world guilt?’ asks Brian O’Flynn.

From TheJournal.ie Disturbing video shows fenced-in refugees fed sandwiches 'like animals in pen' Hungary This post contains videos

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

Women and children were caught in the chaotic scrum.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you support Ireland's plan to take in 4,000 refugees? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

Details were announced this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Confirmed: Ireland will take in 4,000 refugees A Thousand Welcomes

Confirmed: Ireland will take in 4,000 refugees

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

From TheJournal.ie Hungarian journalist fired after 'kicking migrants' Footage

Hungarian journalist fired after 'kicking migrants'

The camerawoman was seen tripping up a man with a child in his arms.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Isis 'want to blow up Newgrange' Destruction

Taoiseach says Isis 'want to blow up Newgrange'

And the Rock of Cashel too.

From TheJournal.ie Police officer who carried drowned Syrian boy speaks of 'indescribable pain' Turkey

Police officer who carried drowned Syrian boy speaks of 'indescribable pain'

Images of the man carrying the little boy’s body provoked an outpouring of sympathy for refugees trying to get to Europe.

From TheJournal.ie 'Germany is taking in 800,000 refugees, were Ireland proportionally as welcoming, we would take in 40,000' Opinion

'Germany is taking in 800,000 refugees, were Ireland proportionally as welcoming, we would take in 40,000'

Donal O’Keeffe writes about ‘The week since Aylan Kurdi’s death woke the world and shamed us all’.

From TheJournal.ie Priests being sent forms to identify vacant properties for refugees Granny Flats

Priests being sent forms to identify vacant properties for refugees

Bishop Kevin Doran is asking parishioners to flag properties “be it a vacant house or a granny flat”.

From TheJournal.ie Packing up after Electric Picnic? Here's how to donate your tent towards the refugee crisis Appeal

Packing up after Electric Picnic? Here's how to donate your tent towards the refugee crisis

Volunteers will be on hand at information points in each campsite to take your tent off your hands.

From TheJournal.ie Tears of joy as Germany welcomes refugee trains streaming into Munich Open Arms

Tears of joy as Germany welcomes refugee trains streaming into Munich

Over 6,000 people have already arrived and tens of thousands more are expected in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Asylum and refugees: How Ireland compares to the rest of the world Cé Mhéad Fáilte

Asylum and refugees: How Ireland compares to the rest of the world

A new analysis of official figures, by TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie 'We cry about the Magdalene laundries but throw refugees into rat infested holiday camps' Opinion

'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.’

From TheJournal.ie Bono has a message about the refugee crisis In The Name Of Love This post contains videos

Bono has a message about the refugee crisis

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

From TheJournal.ie Dubliners got a chance to see what life is really like in Syria Migrant Crisis

Dubliners got a chance to see what life is really like in Syria

The video was harrowing.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled to discuss the refugee crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil be recalled to discuss the refugee crisis?

Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin want it to happen.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Ireland taking in more refugees, a murder investigation in Tallaght and chaos in Hungary.

From TheJournal.ie Syrian family laid to rest as Taoiseach says we can take in more refugees New Plan

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island for refugees Crisis

Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island for refugees

Meanwhile, Bob Geldof has described the crisis as “an absolute sickening, f***ing disgrace”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you take a refugee family into your home?

An EU plan for migrant resettlement is set to be announced next week.

From The42 Hungarian football ultras attack refugees at Budapest train station Violence

Hungarian football ultras attack refugees at Budapest train station

The Hungarian capital plays host to a Euro 2016 qualifier tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Trucks, vans and cars: Irish aid convoy to help migrants prepares to set sail Refugees

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Over 6,000 people pledge to home refugees as humanitarian crisis worsens Pledge A Bed

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

The campaign is urging solidarity with migrants and refugees.

From TheJournal.ie Hungarian Prime Minister says migrant crisis is 'a German problem, not a European one' Not My Problem

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what we can all do to help ease the migrant crisis Helping Hand

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Desperate mother clings to her baby as police try to bring migrants to camps Train Tracks

Pictures: Desperate mother clings to her baby as police try to bring migrants to camps

Chaotic scenes at a train station in Hungary today.