Germany is planning on processing more than 800,000 Syrian refugee and currently Ireland has said it will take just 600.
Henry McKean visited a Syrian family in Portlaoise who are some of the first Syrian refugees to make it to Ireland, and they told him their story...
The Almasri family left behind a successful bakery and family and friends. The children are trained pharmacists who want to get work. The youngest daughter started secondary school this week. They are starting their life again in Portlaoise with the help of locals and the Irish government.