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A child is rescued from an overloaded boat in the Mediterranean by the crew of the LÉ Niamh. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

The LÉ Niamh has rescued 125 people from a highly overloaded inflatable vessel 115km northwest of Tripoli in the Mediteranean. The Irish vessel now ha(...)

 President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has described the EU’s response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean as “grossly inadequate” and “shameful”. Mr H(...)

Migrants waiting to disembark from the Irish Navy vessel LÉ Niamh in the Sicilian harbour of Palermo, Italy on Thursday. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

Italy arrested five North African men on Friday on suspicion of multiple homicide and human trafficking in the presumed drowning of more than 200 peop(...)

Irish Defence Forces photograph of a children  on board the the LÉ Niamh enroute to Palermo.

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh arrived in the Sicilian port of Palermo on Thursday carrying 367 survivors and 25 bodies recovered from a fi(...)

Simon Coveney: “Broader solutions” required. Photograph: The Irish Times

The crew of Irish navy patrol ship LÉ Niamh have been praised for their professionalism during a “very traumatic and difficult rescue” of almost 400 m(...)

Rescued migrants (in orange inflatible boat) located about 110km northwest of Libyan capital, Tripoli, on August 5th, 2015.  Photograph: Marta Soszynska/MSF

The LÉ Niamh has rescued 367 migrants, after a fishing boat capsized 110km north-west of Libya’s coast on Wednesday. It is believed there were (...)

A man  building  a shelter in the migrant camp  in Calais, France. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The landscapes of emigration, migration, exile and return are complex ones of loss, enrichment, suffering and enduring hope. Every time I hear about t(...)

French gendarmes try to stop migrants on the Eurotunnel site in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on Wednesday.  Photograph: AFP

The United Nations special representative for migration Peter Sutherland has accused the British media of exaggerating “beyond belief” accounts of mig(...)

Members of the Naval Service welcome a migrant child on board the LÉ Niamh. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

The bodies of 14 migrants have been discovered by the crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh during a joint rescue of over 500 people from a w(...)

The LÉ Eithne in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

The Government has agreed to accept up to 600 additional Syrian and Eritrean migrants over the next two years as part of a European Union relocation p(...)

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