“The Pashley PDQ is a lot more comfortable than conventional diamond-framed bikes,” says Andrew Robinson.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Andrew Robinson Andrew Robinson, the self-titled Recumbentman, is a familiar sight in Ranelagh and Donnybrook: a distinguished, tweed-wearing, bearded(...)

Elaine Carney: One day I was living with my parents in Mayo and the next I woke up with the fingers of palm trees brushing a hotel window in Rabat

It is not difficult to find a job teaching English as a foreign language in Ireland. I left because all my friends had left. I left because my relatio(...)

A photograph provided by Spanish Guardia Civil shows an X-ray image showing an 8-year-old sub-Saharan boy hidden in a suitcase.  Photograph: Guardia Civil/AFP/Getty Images

Spanish police found an eight-year-old Ivorian boy hidden in a suitcase that was smuggled across the border into Spanish territory in north Africa, an(...)

Right: Rescued migrants disembarking off the Italian Guardia Costiera vessel in Sicily on Friday.  Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP. Left: Adrian Corish

Everyone thought I was crazy when I moved to Africa in 1989. I was going to live in a place with no televisions, no electricity and a high risk of (...)

A Red Cross worker with an African migrant after his arrival by sea in Ceuta. Photograph: The Red Cross

Germinal Castillo pulls out his mobile phone and finds a photograph on it. It is of a group of sub-Saharan Africans inside a tiny inflatable boat, wit(...)

Kamal Mohamed in El Príncipe district in Ceuta. He believes extremism is a logical problem in such a marginalised area. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

Kamal Mohamed’s house is in Ceuta’s most impoverished neighbourhood but its rooftop terrace has an extraordinary view: of two continents. Across the m(...)

The crash took place just before sunrise at 7am in the district of Chbika, in Morocco, near the southern desert city of Tan-Tan.

A head-on collision between a truck and a bus carrying a delegation of young athletes in southern Morocco has killed 31 people and injured nine, accor(...)

Ryanair was forced to cancel 250 flights, with many more cancellations expected

Tens of thousands of air passengers across Europe have had their travel plans thrown into disarray as hundreds of flights in and out of France were g(...)

Rescue workers carry a rescued Spanish caver to a clinic in Ouarzazate on Sunday. Only one of three Spanish cavers trapped at the bottom of a deep ravine in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains was extracted alive after spending days trapped underground. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

The sole survivor among three Spanish cavers trapped for days at the bottom of a deep ravine in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains has been freed followin(...)

Yemeni supporters of the Shia Houthi militia hold a portrait the movement’s leader, Abdul-Malik al-Huthi, yesterday.

Yemen’s president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, left his refuge in Aden under Saudi protection yesterday and arrived in Saudi Arabia as Houthi rebels fou(...)