Wed, 15 Apr, 2020
Here in Syros, a small island in the Cyclades in Greece, I was ambling homeward at night after a memorable meal of kalamari (squid) stuffed with feta cheese, when I rounded a corner and was stopped as dead in my tracks as if I’d walked into a wall, the wall being the overpowering scent of afrangipani tree growing more than 50m away in the courtyard of our guesthouse.
Sun, 27 Oct, 2019
While Donald Trump declared state of emergency on the US border with Mexico in order to gain funds for building a border wall to prevent migration into the States, a lesser known fact is the health problems Central Americans face when they are deported back.
Sat, 20 Apr, 2019
This week’s contribution to the contagion of populism comes from Austria, whose government has refused to sign up to the newly drafted UN Global Compact for Migration, the aim of which is to better manage legal population flows, as the number of people on the move, fleeing persecution or poverty, increases.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2018
Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and protective glasses as the moon blotted out the midday sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the US from coast to coast in nearly a century.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2017
A teenage boy travelling alone opened an emergency door after his plane landed, slid down the wing and jumped on to the tarmac at San Francisco before shocked passengers could do anything to stop him, witnesses said.
Wed, 02 Aug, 2017
THE death, yesterday at the age of 89, of Bishop Eamonn Casey, Bishop Emeritus of Galway and Kilmacduagh after a long illness suffered in a Co Clare nursing home, could be an occasion to rehearse all of the hurt and outrage provoked by his deceit, hypocrisy and betrayal.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2017