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When the water is safer than the land

Off the idyllic Greek shores of Lesbos, refugees are clambering for safe entry into the EU

The Greek island of Lesbos has long been a popular choice for people wishing to escape the continent to holiday in its picturesque scenery while tanning on one of its many sandy beaches. However, as of recent years, Lesbos has

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The Glass Wall in Trinity

Trinity students from The Glass Wall Ireland highlight barriers to social action and the refugee crisis

trinity-lifeAn engaging installation popped up early this afternoon near the cricket pitch on College’s campus. Students might have been surprised to encounter a colourful cling film wall stretched between two trees, and some may have even contributed to the messages

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Brutality, abuse and neglect in a Greek refugee camp

Shauna Dillane speaks to Niamh Keady-Tabbal about volunteering in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios

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The Greek island of Chios lies only 4.3 miles from Turkey. Its strategic geographic location (as a gateway to Europe) means that it has become an increasingly important route for refugee flows. At present, Chios is home to over 3,000

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Our next great shame?

Following a recent visit to the Direct Provision centre in Mosney, Stacey Wrenn provides us with an insight into the difficult existence of those in the asylum system

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Over 3,000 students will walk through Front Square during Fresher’s Week and feel the mix of excitement and anxiety that college life brings for the first time. Friends will be made and library fines will add up, but there is

Comment

What refugees? I don’t see any

A critical look at Ireland’s response to the refugee crisis

COMMENT  Ireland to date has only managed to meet 7.8% of its promised refugee resettlement quota. The Irish Refugee Protection Programmes (IRPP) was established in September 2015 in response to the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.

The Department of Justice and …

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Slacktivism to Activism: Human Displacement and the Refugee Crisis

Jessie Dolliver explores the disconnect today between taking action and pledging online support to a cause.

FEATURESThis event, coordinated by the Graduates Student Union, focussed on the disconnect between activism – “simply taking action to affect social change”- and the growing phenomenon of slacktivism- “actions performed via the internet in support of a political or social

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