- 15 Oct 13
The drowning tragedy off Lampedusa puts the reality of Irish emigration into a different kind of perspective...
Yet again hundreds of Somali and Eritrean refugees have drowned off the coast of Lampedusa, the small Italian island close to northern Africa. It’s a key destination for refugees and asylum-seekers. They are ferried by gangsters in coffin ships: the recent horror is but the latest in a long line.