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For Chancellor Angela Merkel closing the border was a capitulation in deed to a word she has, for months, studiously avoided: overwhelmed. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

British architect Norman Foster once described Berlin’s Tempelhof as the “mother of all airports”. One of the world’s largest buildings, with a curved(...)

Syrian refugees walk along the Istanbul-Edirne highway in an attempt to cross the Turkish-Greek border in Edirne, a city in the west of Turkey. Photograph: Cem Turkel/EPA

Aid agencies have criticised European ministers for failing to reach an agreement on a relocation scheme for refugees, calling on the EU to replace sm(...)

A migrant with his child talks to  police officers after Hungarian police sealed the border with Serbia near the village of Horgos, Serbia. Photograph: Marko Djurica

Two decades of frontier-free travel across Europe unravelled on Monday as countries re-established border controls in the face of an unprecedented inf(...)

A Syrian refugee carries his child as he crosses the border from Greece into Macedonia. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland is to join a number of EU countries in calling for a change in EU budget rules to reflect the financial cost of the refugee crisis, as the Gov(...)

A migrant child from Iraq  after crossing the border from Hungary to Austria, in Nickelsdorf. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Under the European Commission plan announced by Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday, refugees from Syria, Iraq and Eritrea qualify for relocation. Syr(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald said  refugees would start arriving in groups of 50 or 100 within weeks, with more coming before the end of the year. Photograph: Merrion Street

Ireland is to accept at least 2,900 more refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe’s borders. The increase coupled with existing commitments takes the t(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The Government is set to agree to accept almost 3,000 refugees from Syria, Eritrea and Iraq, with the first group arriving into the State “within a ma(...)

European Commission’s president Jean-Claude Juncker makes his State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, yesterday. Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission unveiled a relocation programme for refugees yesterday in its first major policy response to the migration crisis, but doubts (...)

The sun rise behind a migrants’ make-shift camp near Roszke village on the Hungarian-Serbian border. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has had a mixed record on accommodating refugees. When Hungarians refugees arrived in 1956, they were put in the rickety Knockalisheen Army ca(...)

Tánaiste  Joan Burton: Believes the State should accept 5,000 migrants, mainly from Syria and Eritrea. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Coalition has yet to settle upon the number of refugees Ireland may take in, with Fine Gael saying a call from Labour leader and Tánaiste Joan Bur(...)

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