Update on Calais Camp

Report by Bairbre Flood Over 7,000 people are living in the unofficial refugee camp at Calais with over 50 new arrivals every day. Added to the already immense hardship of surviving in makeshift shelters or tents with no government support, an announcement was made by the Mayor of Calais in July that they are preparing…

AFTER BREXIT: Another Europe is Possible

    AFTER BREXIT: Another Europe Is Possible It is now no longer a question of whether, but when the UK will leave the European Union. Is this a major crisis for Ireland and the rest of the EU? Contrary to what some commentators would have us think the EU is not a benevolent egalitarian…

From War to Uncertainty

A Report From Athens Jim O’Connell The heavy police presence in Viktoria Square is backed up by two very large mobile tactical units, converted buses where the armed police take meals and breaks, conduct briefings and store their equipment. On one end of the square a sentry post complete with parasol sunshade looks like something…

Mediterranean Crisis EU 10-Point Action Plan: What is it About?

By MEMET ULUDAG Today, as the reactions to the deaths of more than 1100 migrants in two separate incidents continue, we are reading the enthusiastic headlines referring to the EU Joint Foreign and Home Affairs Council meeting and reporting the good news. It seems the EU is finally acting to bring an end to this crisis….