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The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh rescued 380 people from the Mediterranean on Friday. Photograph: Defence Forces Press Office

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh rescued 380 refugees and migrants from the Mediterranean Sea north of Libya during three search and rescue oper(...)

Almost 365,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe since January, according to the International Organisation for Migration. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

Despite the enduring angst about emigration, most of us who’ve left now probably consider ourselves better off. This is a harsh observation but what t(...)

The Irish patrol ship LÉ Niamh successfully rescued 317 men, 11 women and one child about 58km north of Tripoli in Libya on Saturday. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh arrived at the port of Pozzallo in Sicily at 8.15am on Sunday with 329 refugees and migrants on board after car(...)

A crew member of the Irish Navy vessel LE Niamh holds a baby who was rescued last month. Photograph: Carmelo Imbesi/AP Photo

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh is engaging in the rescue of more than 100 refugees and migrants aboard a number of boats north of Libya after (...)

A migrant is helped to disembark from the Irish navy vessel LÉ Niamh in the Sicilian harbour of Palermo. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

The Irish Naval Service will extend its involvement in humanitarian rescue missions in the Mediterranean, it was announced today. A report presented (...)

A  Syrian migrant runs after crossing under a fence as he enters Hungary, at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, August 27th, 2015.  Photograph:  Reuters/Bernadett Szabo

In Alfonso Cuarón’s film Children of Men, set in a dystopian 2027, women can, for some mysterious reason, no longer can have babies, and societies aro(...)

‘The boy’s eyes welled up with tears and his bottom lip protruded slightly. And is it any wonder?’ Photograph issued by the Irish Defence Forces

The face of the little boy has been haunting me since he was photographed by the Irish Naval Service crew of the LÉ Niamh, who had plucked him out of (...)

The  LÉ Niamh rescuing 225 people off the coast of Libya on Saturday night. Photograph: Defence Forces

The LÉ Niamh rescued 225 people from two inflatable vessels on Saturday night, 112km north east of Tripoli. At 7.40pm, the Irish naval vessel was ask(...)

A migrant is rescued by an Italian Navy helicopter in the area where his boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: Italian Navy/Reuters

The Italian navy rescued a boat carrying migrants off the coast of Libya on Tuesday and Italian reports said survivors spoke of as many as 50 other(...)

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(...)

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