Students had to know the Spanish words for peaches and grapes for the task requiring them to write a  letter to a newspaper about the Spanish diet. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Students were smiling after a broad, accessible, and fair higher level Spanish paper that was grounded in the nation’s culture. “It tested what stude(...)

Kerry Airport. It recorded a profit after tax of almost €19,000 in 2014, up from  €4,100 in 2013

Passenger numbers at Kerry Airport fell slightly in 2014, according to the regional airport’s results announced yesterday.More than 295,000 people us(...)

Ireland, Dubin: €670,000 Gallagher Quigley

Gallagher Quigley is seeking €670,000 for this four-bedroom house at 48 Hampton Court, Clontarf, Dublin 3. We find similarly-priced properties around(...)

The part of Spain close to Benidorm where Peter and Jean Tarsey were found shot dead on Sunday. Photograph: Google Maps

An elderly British couple have been found shot dead on a sofa in their Spanish home.Ex-pats Peter and Jean Tarsey (both 77), were found dead at their(...)

Ireland, Cork:  €120,000, McCarthy and McGrath Auctioneers
Take Five for €120,000

McCarthy and McGrath Auctioneers is seeking €120,000 for this three-bedroom house in Midleton, Co Cork. We find similarly-priced properties around th(...)

Ireland, Co Louth: €300,000 Property Partners John Little
Take Five for €300,000

Property Partners John Little is seeking €300,000 for this four-bed house outside Dunleer, Co Louth. We find similarly priced properties around the wo(...)

The people have been arrested in Lanzarote in connection with an investigation into a smuggling and money laundering ring. Photograph: Getty

Spanish police have arrested two former IRA members who they believe were leading a smuggling and money laundering ring.The pair were arrested in Lanz(...)

Ireland, Co Wexford: €150,000, Warren Estates
Take Five for €150,000

Warren Estates is seeking €150,000 for this three-bedroom bungalow in Gorey, Co Wexford. We find similar properties worldwide

Justin Slattery aboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam at the front of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet. Photograph: Matt Knighton/Getty Images

This is like playing a game of chess except the board measures 3,000 miles wide and 5,000 miles long. We’re on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam a(...)

 Aerial view of the fleet during the in-port race in Alicante. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images)

When the brand new Volvo Ocean Race yachts slip out of the bay of Alicante this afternoon, Ian Walker will breath a sigh of relief as the nightmare st(...)