The Irish Government have agreed to take in up to 25 migrants, after a deal was reached to allow the remaining 137 migrants disembark from the Italian naval ship the Diciotti.
Following a tense 10 day standoff, Italian officials agreed to allow the stranded migrants to leave the ship which rescued them in the Mediterranean Sea just over a week ago.
The agreement comes after the Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini agreed terms with both the Irish and Albanian government’s.
Although Albania is not an official EU member state, the country’s government agreed to take in the region of 20 migrants.
The deal was eventually agreed after Ireland the only EU nation to offer help agreed to take in at least 20 migrants from the ship.
It is believed Italian officials who were unwilling to take in all 180 migrants, are in negotiations with both Serbia and Montenegro who are willing to take in an allocation of the stranded migrants.