There is a company called Active Gourmet Holidays and they specialise in all sorts of lovely trips with cooking classes.

My son has recently turned 13 and I promised him we would go away for a week or so to celebrate. His interests are cookery, animals and swimming. I(...)

A Moroccan migrant kneels  in front of Macedonian police officers as he tries to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Hundreds of migrants tried to storm the border between Greece and Macedonia on Thursday, tearing down part of the barbed wire fence at the cro(...)

  A handout picture provided by the French ministry of interior   shows police forces during a police assault in Saint-Denis, near Paris, on November 18th.   Photograph: Jerome Groisard/Dicom/Ministry of Interior/EPA

A tip-off from Moroccan intelligence services helped French police locate the suspected architect of last Friday’s atrocities in Paris. Abdelhamid A(...)

Refugees and migrants sleep outside the registration and transit camp near Gevegelija, in he Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia have started restricting access to migrants on the Balkan route to Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Balkan states are continuing to tighten their frontiers to thousands of migrants trying to reach western Europe, despite scuffles and rising tensio(...)

 Most of more than 800,000 asylum seekers who have come to Europe this year travelled through the Balkans. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The Balkan fields and villages through which record numbers of migrants a nd refugees traipsed north this summer are quiet now, even though autumn has(...)

Hungarian special force police officers inspects the rucksack of a migrant as a Slovenian police officer looks on at a registration camp on the Slovenian side of the Croatian-Slovenian border. Photograph: Gyorgy Varga/EPA

Thousands of migrants continue to reach Europe each day, but many fear the Paris attacks have wrecked their hopes of a new life, as states across th(...)

 Primary school teacher Laura (28), from Clontarf and deputy principal Ian (32), from Blanchardstown, first met in Ian’s classroom in Rutland (...)

National leaders along the “Balkan route” are under pressure to address the growing fears of their people, which in several cases are fanned by nationalist parties on the rise. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The river Sutla curls quietly through a normally tranquil corner of Europe, its grassy banks frequented only by fishermen, and ducks whose stray feath(...)

Dr Cyril Daly:  wrote an open letter to the then archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, describing Catholic education as “offensive” to Christ’s teaching and “corrupt . . . in its infliction of violence”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Dublin doctor Cyril Daly died in August at the age of 82. He was buried in St Fintan’s Cemetery in Sutton, but his true memorial occurred this week in(...)

The   summit on migration in Valletta, Malta: With more than 2.2 million Syrian refugees currently residing in Turkey, the country is widely seen as playing a key role in Europe’s response to the crisis. Photograph: Tiberio Barchielli/EPA

Ireland will be requested to offer €28.5 million in emergency funds for Turkey to help deal with the refugee crisis as part of a €3 billion European U(...)