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Migrants sit on the deck of the Italian navy ship Orione as the ship enters the port of Valencia. Photograph: Pau Barren/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland must raise its “humanitarian voice” and call for an urgent solution to European political dispute around asylum procedures and the resettlemen(...)

Cork-trained nurse Aoife Ní Mhurchú, one of the MSF volunteers rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: MSF

An Irish nurse aboard a ship carrying refugees to Spain, having been turned away from Italy, has described the Mediterranean as a “cemetery at sea” an(...)

Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini: “We have nothing to learn about generosity, voluntarism, welcoming and solidarity from anyone,” he said.  Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP

Italy summoned France’s envoy on Wednesday and angrily rejected French criticism of its immigration policies, escalating a diplomatic stand-off that w(...)

Workers with the NGO SOS Mediterranee talk to rescued migrants aboard the ship Aquarius on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Karpov/SOS Mediterranee

Italy forged ahead with plans to send hundreds of migrants to Spain in a small naval convoy on Tuesday after shutting its own ports to them, sparking (...)

Looking for a luxury resort at a bargain price? Choose your wedding date wisely. “If you can travel outside of peak dates such as July, August, and ho(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Photograph: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty

Now that the wedding season is upon us, it’s time to consider not just what to wear on the day, but also what gift to give. Meghan Markle and Prince H(...)

Eccles Hotel

Lights, camera, Eccles Situated in the quaint village of Glengarriff overlooking Bantry Bay and Garnish Island on the Wild Atlantic Way, Eccles Hotel(...)

Siobhan Burke at her home in Portmarnock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Having completed a fashion degree in NCAD in the late 1980’s , Siobhan Burke went on to work with designers Paul Costelloe, John Rocha and Chloe in Pa(...)

Johnny Lynch: the man and one of the beasts behind Macroom Mozzarella.

When Johnny Lynch decided to replace his herd of dairy cows in 2009 with 31 water buffalo calves that he found for sale on a farm in Italy, his neighb(...)

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