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“C’est bizarre,” observed the female passerby as she looked in the window of Cafe Philippe alongside the medieval market of Carreau De Temple. She was(...)

Dash McCarthy in front of the Eiffel Tower

The only time my eight-year-old son has ever fallen down the stairs was when he was a baby and my wife had left us home alone for the first time to go(...)

Scene after a fire at Moria refugee camp on Lesbos. ‘The camp is indescribably miserable.’ Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

The tears had come suddenly. Nor’s a reserved child. This day she’d been more relaxed, happier, until a boat was mentioned. Then, in tear-ridden, wh(...)

Children  in the Bab al-Salama camp: “There could be no prospect of rearing a family in Syria.” Photograph: Saleh Abo Ghaloun/AFP/Getty Images

The last few weeks have been difficult. I haven’t really wanted to write about them. Curiously, it has been the most challenging period since I found (...)

A Syrian boy receives treatment at a hospital in Aleppo on Thursday. Photograph: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty

I wept for Aleppo this week. Literally and metaphorically. It’s an out-of-body-like experience to watch, through the international media, the oblitera(...)

France has lived up to those powerful words ‘Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite’ and has somehow plucked me from despair and given me and many others reason to hope.

“You have been recognised as a refugee. Your status will be governed by the Provisions of the Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951 relating to the status(...)

Shannon Airport: losing two stopovers and Ryanair is cutting flights there next summer. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Shannon Airport is facing the loss of two stopovers following the news that Ryanair is cutting flights there next summer. British Airways is cancelli(...)

Ryanair is to cut the number of seats available from Dublin Airport by 3 per cent

Ryanair will cut an average of four flights a day from Dublin to 15 British and European destinations next year amid a row over airport incentives an(...)

“I am living in an apartment in Beauvais. It’s a small city of 70,000 people about one hour from Paris by train.” Photo credit MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images

I am six weeks in France now. The sense of freedom is remarkable. In fact it’s more than a sense, it is the shock of being free again. Free to live as(...)

Ryanair stepped up its Shannon services considerably in April 2014 following the then government’s decision to axe the €3-a-head passenger tax. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ryanair plans to drop its Shannon-Paris Beauvais service next winter after cutting frequencies on other routes from the airport over the summer. The(...)

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