Plans to bring in quotas of refugees that EU countries have to resettle will be set out by the head of the European Commission today.
Places like Greece and Hungary - who are already struggling - are exempt and the UK has opted out.
Germany's one of the countries pushing its neighbours to do more and is itself expected to accept as many as a million people this year.
Chancellor Angela Merkel says the problem's reached breaking point.
Vigils calling for more refugees to be brought to Ireland took place last evening in Letterkenny and Donegal Town.
Josephine Gallagher attended the Letterkenny vigil, and spoke to a number of people there.......