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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(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: “We have to respond as human beings to the biggest crisis that has faced Europe.”

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said she would like to see Ireland accept as many 5,000 people mainly from Syria and Eritrea as programme refugees. The figur(...)

Beder Jasim, from Aleppo in Syria and his friend Ibrahim  Momtaz. “We feel great now. Thank you to Austria. In Hungary things were very bad, and we were scared. Now we feel safe” said Mr Jasim.

Thousands of migrants have arrived in Germany and Austria after Hungary eased travel restrictions and let them continue their westward voyage, giving (...)

A young Muslim woman speaks to a German policewoman as migrants who had arrived on a train from Hungary transfer to a chartered commuter train at Munich Hauptbahnhof main railway station. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The UK is revisiting the possibility of military action in Syria in an effort to tackle the migration crisis that saw thousands of migrants arrive in(...)

Simon Coveney: “I am not going to start judging other countries.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has moved to distance Ireland from the hardline stance being adopted by some European Union countries to the growin(...)

A section of the crowd gathered at the Famine Memorial on Custom House Quay in solidarity  with people seeking refuge in Europe.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Up to 1,000 people gathered in Dublin today to express solidarity with people seeking refuge in Europe. Protesters heard calls for the Government to (...)

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