The 630 migrants who were rescued by the humanitarian ship Aquarius and turned away by Italy and Malta have been granted special permission to stay in Spain for 45 days. The news comes after the immigrants arrived in Valencia on Sunday on three vessels after an arduous eight-day journey at sea. Under Spanish law, people who are caught trying to enter the country illegally are considered irregular migrants and subject to deportation. Some are detained at migrant holding centers (CIEs) for a maximum of 60 days and then released if the repatriation orders have not been processed, while Moroccans and Algerians are deported immediately by virtue of bilateral agreements with those countries. It was a wake-up call for all EU countries to stop looking the other way and start looking for common solutions Spanish Interior Ministry The 1,290 migrants who landed on Andalusian shores over the last few hours, for instance, will be subject to deportation if authorities can determine their … [Read more...] about Migrants on board ‘Aquarius’ granted 45-day special permit to stay in Spain
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The new Enniskillen Road Races will benefit from the support of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, which has come on board as title sponsors of the event. The Irish national meeting heralds the return of road racing to Enniskillen following a long break of 66 years.The original Enniskillen 100 was a well-known and prestigious racing event, which ran between 1929 and 1952.Among the confirmed entries so far are McAdoo Racing’s Adam McLean and southern Irish rider Derek McGee, who claimed a magnificent runner-up finish in the Lightweight race for Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki team at the Isle of Man TT.Fermanagh and Omagh District Council chairman, Howard Thornton, said: “The Council is delighted to be working in partnership with Enniskillen and District Motorcycle Club on this event, which has the capacity to attract significant numbers of visitors to the area over the course of the weekend.“The event also provides us with the opportunity to showcase the … [Read more...] about Council on board as title sponsors of Enniskillen Road Races
Italy's new "Italians first" government claimed victory Monday when the Spanish prime minister offered safe harbor to a private rescue ship after Italy and Malta refused to allow it permission to disembark its 629 migrant passengers in their ports. The Aquarius, a rescue vessel operated by aid group SOS Mediterranee, has been stuck in the Mediterranean Sea since Saturday, when Italy refused its crew permission to dock and demanded that Malta do so. Malta refused on Sunday. Spain's new Socialist prime minister, Pedro Sanchez stepped in Monday, ordering authorities in Valencia to prepare for the ship's arrival. "It's our duty to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and offer a secure port for these people," Sanchez said. Both the ship and its passengers were caught up in a political dispute that might not have happened weeks ago. One of the coalition partners in the populist government that took over in Italy on June 1, the right-wing League, promised voters other European Union countries … [Read more...] about Italy’s new leaders get tough on migrants as another boat with 936 on board headed towards Sicily
By Kyle LehaneThe fastest and most environmentally friendly passenger cruise ship to operate on the western seaboard sailed into Doolin for the first time today following a €3m investment.The ship, designed with the environment in mind, has additional features to lower emissions and has a state of the art wastewater treatment on board.Its main appeal is that it halves the journey time to the islands. The two hundred seat cruise ship is also tailored for international tourists, with multilingual voice commentary to ensure visitors get the absolute experience and knowledge of the world-famous heritage sites.The investment by Doolin2Aran, which is owned and operated by one of Ireland’s best-known sea families, the Garrihys from Doolin, is the biggest ever made in a single vessel on the west coast of Ireland.Doolin2Aran is run by brothers Eugene, PJ, Joe and Donie.Eugene Garrihy's famous daughters, actress Aoibhin and radio presenter Doireann, were among the well-wishers at the … [Read more...] about Garrihy sisters on board to launch ‘Star of Doolin’ ferry to Aran Islands
UK By Lucy Rodgers & Maryam Ahmed BBC News 27 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43808007 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsWindrush deportation row The British troopship HMT Empire Windrush anchored at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 21 June 1948 carrying hundreds of passengers from the Caribbean hoping … [Read more...] about Windrush: Who exactly was on board?