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From TheJournal.ie Breitbart apologises for using picture of German footballer on story about migrant gang Lukas Pod-Jetski

Breitbart apologises for using picture of German footballer on story about migrant gang

“There is no evidence Mr Podolski is either a migrant gang member, nor being human trafficked.”

From TheJournal.ie Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya Mediterranean Sea

Two humanitarian groups suspend migrant rescues due to threats from Libya

Germany-based Sea-Eye said it made the decision to halt its water rescues “with a heavy heart,” but for the sake of its crew’s safety.

From TheJournal.ie Six migrants found in the back of a refrigeration truck in Laois Stradbally

Six migrants found in the back of a refrigeration truck in Laois

All six were brought to hospital as a precaution and initial reports are that all are well.

From TheJournal.ie At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea Yemen

At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea

The migrants were being smuggled from Africa to Yemen.

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 Police move out thousands of migrants sleeping rough in Paris Refugee Crisis

Police move out thousands of migrants sleeping rough in Paris

The migrants had been living near an aid centre in the capital.

From TheJournal.ie Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty Migrant Crisis

Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty

Italy has recently threatened to close its ports to foreign ships in an effort to force the EU to react.

From TheJournal.ie Illegal non-EU workers common in care work and catering industry Exploitation

Illegal non-EU workers common in care work and catering industry

Problems associated with illegal work include poor working conditions and risks to fundamental worker’s rights, a new report has found.

From TheJournal.ie Italy threatens to close its ports to foreign ships that rescue migrants from the sea Migrant Crisis

Italy threatens to close its ports to foreign ships that rescue migrants from the sea

More than 10,000 people were pulled to safety between Sunday and Tuesday off Libya — including 5,000 on Monday alone.

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 'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls' FGM

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Navy rescues over 700 people off Libyan coast Rescued

Irish Navy rescues over 700 people off Libyan coast

A baby girl was born on the LE Eithne.

From TheJournal.ie Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin Addiction

Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin

“When we smoke… we’re calm and don’t worry about anything,” said Mahdi, a 16-year-old Afghan refugee.

From TheJournal.ie Over 40 people including women and infant children die of thirst in Sahara desert Died Of Thirst

Over 40 people including women and infant children die of thirst in Sahara desert

A car carrying a number of migrants broke down in the middle of the desert.

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 Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal Italy

Mafia clan and Catholic group busted in migrant scandal

The Arena clan, a family belonging to a powerful crime syndicate, allegedly syphoned off money from the state destined for migrants.

From TheJournal.ie Migrants trying to reach Europe being sold as slaves for as little as €200 Torture

Migrants trying to reach Europe being sold as slaves for as little as €200

The slaves are forced to call their families, and beaten while on the phone, to get money demanded for their freedom.

From TheJournal.ie Massive arson attack guts French migrant camp Grande-Synthe

Massive arson attack guts French migrant camp

The population of the Grande-Synthe camp has swelled since the destruction last October of the squalid Jungle camp near Calais.

From TheJournal.ie European police forcing migrants to strip and walk back over border according to NGO report Inhumane

European police forcing migrants to strip and walk back over border according to NGO report

Violence, brutality and unlawful treatment by authorities are frequent according to the 140 people interviewed.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Garda criticism, migrants at Rosslare port and Dublin drivers ranked the worst in the country…

From TheJournal.ie 14 people found hidden in back of truck at Rosslare port Wexford

14 people found hidden in back of truck at Rosslare port

The 12 males and two women are believed to be in good health.

From TheJournal.ie Around 250 feared dead in new migrant boat sinkings Drowned

Around 250 feared dead in new migrant boat sinkings

The bodies recovered were African men with estimated ages of between 16 and 25.

From TheJournal.ie After court acquittal, self-styled vigilante in Bulgaria vows to continue 'hunting migrants' Not Gonna Stop Me

After court acquittal, self-styled vigilante in Bulgaria vows to continue 'hunting migrants'

Peter Nizamov was found not guilty of false imprisonment of three migrants in April 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Mayor of Calais bans distribution of free food to migrants France

Mayor of Calais bans distribution of free food to migrants

Mayor Natacha Bouchart says the directive is to prevent “law and order issues”.

From TheJournal.ie The first 40 minors coming to Ireland from the Calais migrant camp will be teenage boys Resettlement

The first 40 minors coming to Ireland from the Calais migrant camp will be teenage boys

About 20 of the unaccompanied minors will be coming in the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bitter and sickening': Merkel on asylum seeker attackers as she urges nation to face down terror 'You Are Murderers'

'Bitter and sickening': Merkel on asylum seeker attackers as she urges nation to face down terror

Merkel defended her decision to let in tens of thousands of asylum seekers last year.

From TheJournal.ie The 27 photographs that took our breath away in 2016 Pics Of The Year

The 27 photographs that took our breath away in 2016

From Dublin’s gangland shootings to Syria, from Brexit to the migrant crisis, here are the best photos of this year.

From TheJournal.ie "We have a duty not to let these people die": A year of rescuing thousands in the Mediterranean Italy's Coastguard

"We have a duty not to let these people die": A year of rescuing thousands in the Mediterranean

A look into the world of the Italian coastguard during testing times.

From TheJournal.ie Almost one year after the Cologne attacks, Germany still struggles with refugee integration Challenges

Almost one year after the Cologne attacks, Germany still struggles with refugee integration

1,200 complaints were made to police, 500 of which were for sexual assault, on New Year’s Eve in Cologne last year

From TheJournal.ie Skipper of migrant boat which sank killing up to 900 found guilty The Crossing
From TheJournal.ie 'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece Asylum

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece

Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.

From TheJournal.ie 'End of playtime': Marine Le Pen wants to ban 'foreigners' from state schools Migrants

'End of playtime': Marine Le Pen wants to ban 'foreigners' from state schools

She later clarified that she only wanted to block education for illegal immigrants.

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 Photos show Irish forces saving 140 lives in the Mediterranean LE SAMUEL BECKETT

Photos show Irish forces saving 140 lives in the Mediterranean

LÉ Samuel Beckett is currently awaiting furthers tasks in the area of operations.

From TheJournal.ie 'Undocumented people in Ireland are the same as the Irish undocumented in the US' Undocumented

'Undocumented people in Ireland are the same as the Irish undocumented in the US'

One in five undocumented migrants has been here for over a decade.

From TheJournal.ie UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority UNHCR

UN accuses Buddhist Myanmar of 'ethnically cleansing' its Muslim Rohingya minority

The head of the UNHCR says Burmese troops are slaughtering children, raping women and burning houses.

From TheJournal.ie Lawyers for alleged human trafficker say photos of the 'real criminal' exonerate their client Mistaken Identity

Lawyers for alleged human trafficker say photos of the 'real criminal' exonerate their client

Lawyers for the man have said he is the victim of a mistaken identity.

From TheJournal.ie Undocumented in Ireland: "We're the very same as the Irish undocumented in the US" Proposals

Undocumented in Ireland: "We're the very same as the Irish undocumented in the US"

Almost 90% of undocumented people living in Ireland are employed and 1 in 3 have been in the same job for five years.

From TheJournal.ie Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report Hotspot

Italy's 'get tough' approach to refugees leading to unlawful expulsions, ill-treatment - report

Amnesty International has released a new report claiming to offer testimonies of abuse and ill-treatment by Italian authorities which “may amount to torture”.

From TheJournal.ie "The situation for children in Calais is the worst it's ever been" The Jungle

"The situation for children in Calais is the worst it's ever been"

1,500 children are being housed in shipping containers following the destruction of “The Jungle” migrant camp. Others are sleeping in the remains of the destroyed camp.