A new wave of migration is sweeping the island of Ireland.
In a matter of weeks, more than 5,000 migrants have crossed the Irish Sea into the European Union (EU) and the UK and more than 2,000 have landed on UK soil.
While the majority of those arriving have been on a commercial basis, many have been seeking refuge from the war-torn and chaotic country of Syria, where the conflict has killed more than 250,000 people and displaced another 5 million.
“I was here in Britain when it first happened,” said 25-year-old Niamh Kelly from the Irish port of Cork, who was trying to get to Britain.
“I had a job in a plastics factory and I had a few days to spare, so I just went back home.”
She had been trying to find a place to live in Britain for more than a year, but now she is in the process of applying for asylum in the UK.
“My parents were very upset, they thought I was doing it for the money.
It’s just so sad.”
Kelly, who has lived in Ireland for the past two years, said the crisis has been devastating.
She was in London for the funeral of a friend who died during the war.
“My friend had died a year before and I was like, what can I do?”
“I had no money and no place to stay,” she said.
“It was really tough, but I think it was because I wasn’t here when it happened.
Kelly has been in the Irish Republic for five years, but she is still living with her parents in London.”
They are worried, they are worried about the future of their family.
I don’t know how they are going to support themselves.
They have no idea how long they will be here.”
‘I was scared of being kidnapped’A new wave has come to Ireland with the arrival of migrants in the past month.
Since the start of the war, more migrants have arrived in the country than in any other country in Europe. “
This is just the tip of the iceberg,” said David Murphy, director of the Dublin-based think tank Migration Watch Ireland.
Since the start of the war, more migrants have arrived in the country than in any other country in Europe.
Ireland is one of Europe’s most-visited destinations for migrants and, in recent months, the Irish government has seen a sharp increase in arrivals.
Migrants arriving in Ireland have been living in squalid conditions on overcrowded and under-resourced housing.
The Irish government and charities have said that the situation in Ireland has worsened and that more than 1,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed.
In September, the UK government announced it would grant humanitarian visas to hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa who had been living on the island for years.
Meanwhile, Irish authorities have stepped up their border controls to try to stem the flow of migrants.
Last month, border controls were tightened across the island.
But many Irish migrants are still able to cross.
“People are desperate to come and they want to do so,” said Niamn Kelly, who is currently living in London with her family.
“We have no choice, we have nowhere to go.”
A few days after Kelly’s family made it to the UK, an Irish man arrived in Cork.
He said that he had arrived in Ireland as a child and had hoped to be allowed to stay in the island’s capital.
‘It is a shame to see the country we love so badly'”I just wanted to be with my friends,” said the man, who wished to remain anonymous.
“We were just talking and he said, ‘Oh, I just want to be here in Ireland.’
I was shocked and shocked.”
He said he was scared.
“The country we loved so much, we lost it so badly.”
The man told Irish broadcaster RTÉ he was hoping to find work.
He has since applied for asylum.
Murphy said Ireland was “at a crossroads”.
“Ireland has one of the lowest levels of immigration of any European country,” he said.
“The EU is taking its share of the blame, and the EU is looking at how it should have been doing things differently.
A lot of these people who are coming are desperate and desperate for a chance at a life, and a chance to make a living.
These people are being turned away at the border.”
Migration Watch Ireland is urging Ireland’s government to help those in desperate need.
It is calling on the government to introduce a border protection plan to stop migrants from coming into the island, and also to ensure that people are not “forced to leave their homes in a desperate attempt to enter the EU”. The IOM