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Migrants are rescued in the Mediterranean Sea: the EU has allocated more than €300 million to Libya with the aim of stopping migration. Photograph: EPA/Alexander Draheim

The Souq al Khamis detention centre in Khoms, Libya, is so close to the sea that migrants and refugees can hear waves crashing on the shore. Its detai(...)

Some of the 49 migrants who had been stranded on the ‘Sea-Watch 3’ react towards the media as they disembark from a Maltese patrol boat on Wednesday. Photograph:  Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has agreed to welcome five unaccompanied minors to Ireland out of a group of migrants who were rescued in recent weeks from the Mediter(...)

African migrants with a bloody Spanish flag celebrate after breaching the border from Morocco into the Spanish exclave of Ceuta in August 2018. Photograph: Alexander Koerner/Getty

Moussa Keita smiles as he recalls the moment he first set foot in Europe, storming into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta with hundreds of others after cli(...)

‘Eksund’ captain Adrian Hopkins, claimed after his arrest that the arms on board the vessel “were actually loaded in Libya”.

An Irish diplomat who went to Tripoli in the wake of the discovery of a huge arsenal of Libyan arms destined for the IRA was met with claims that Irel(...)

 Security personnel stand guard by the tourist bus which was attacked, near Mariottia Corridor, Giza, Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Hossam/EPA

Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the ministry of interior said on Sat(...)

At present, there are 650 personnel serving abroad, the bulk of them (462) deployed with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 1,700 members of the Defence Forces served in United Nations and Irish Government-mandated operations in 14 countries around the world in 2018,(...)

Migrants in difficulty are approached by the Aquarius. Photograph: Patrick Barr/AP

In Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, Ibrahim is saving up money so he can try the sea again. He’s 17, a gay Somali who fled his home in Mogadishu wh(...)

File photo from September 1994 of former priest Patrick Ryan whose extradition to the UK had been sought by Margaret Thatcher’s government. Photograph: Martin McCullough/PA Wire

A furious British prime minister Margaret Thatcher rounded on taoiseach Charles Haughey for delays in extraditing Fr Patrick Ryan – an Irish priest wa(...)

Belgium’s former prime minister Charles Michel leaves a meeting with King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels on Friday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Belgium will have months of minority government after the country’s king accepted the resignation of prime minister Charles Michel but asked him and h(...)

Fog hangs above tents and makeshift shelters in  a field where migrants and asylum seekers stay in Calais, France, October 2nd 2015.   Most of the unaccompanied minors arrived in Ireland from Calais or Greece Photograph: Pascal Rossigno/Reuters

The number of unaccompanied minors referred to social services after arriving in Ireland has risen by more than 80 per cent in recent years, new figur(...)

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