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A family photograph of Limerick artist Liam McCarthy (52) prior to his falling ill while visiting friends in Turkey. Photograph: Elaine McCarthy.

The family of a Limerick man who suffered a severe stroke while on holiday in Turkey are appealing for help in bringing him back to Ireland for medica(...)

“Istanbul’s street food scene is thriving and was one of my favourite aspects of our trip. It was difficult to resist dishes like lahmacun, a flat bread topped with minced meat.”

Late last summer I found myself squeezed on a bus with a camera crew, hurtling across Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge, exactly where east meets west. Thi(...)