Seamus Moore and Gearoid Kenny Seamus, chief marketing officer at Groupon, and Gearoid, head of sales at a tech startup, met in 2009 in a Phoenix P(...)

Barcelona-based independent architecture practice Colombo Serboli comprises Matteo Colombo, an Italian from Milan who, while studying at the Polite(...)

  Indulgent hotels Capture a castle in Mayo Ashford Castle is synonymous with luxury and now that new owners, the Tollman family, ha(...)

Pope Francis smiles and  waves after he delivered the traditional Sunday Angelus at  St Peter’s Square. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

Pope Francis called on Sunday on every European parish and religious community to take in one migrant family each in a gesture of solidarity he said (...)

The Irish patrol ship LÉ Niamh successfully rescued 317 men, 11 women and one child about 58km north of Tripoli in Libya on Saturday. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh arrived at the port of Pozzallo in Sicily at 8.15am on Sunday with 329 refugees and migrants on board after car(...)

Migrants  paddling a rubber dinghy towards a  beach at Psalidi near Kos Town, Kos, Greece. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Nearly 30,000 suspected people smugglers have been identified by European authorities since the start of the year. The figure was disclosed by the hea(...)

Morocco is a good destination for winter sun

My husband and I are planning a 10-day holiday from mid-October. We would like to go somewhere that doesn’t involve a long-haul flight but which ha(...)

Belongings of dead migrants recovered off the Libyan coast. Photograph: Hani Amara/Reuters

Prosecutors in Sicily detained 10 people on suspicion of smuggling and murder for allegedly cramming dozens of migrants into the airless hold of a boa(...)

This dish is like a prop forward in a tutu. You have to admire the effort, but they haven’t quite pulled it off. Maybe that’s what you get for orderin(...)

A challenge for Europe

It took the deaths of 800 refugees in a single incident in the Mediterranean, last April, to spur European leaders into action. But while they promise(...)