Ashford Castle in winter

Make hay in Cork If you’ve been responsible for feeding the troops all over Christmas, it’s time to sit back and let someone else do the cookin(...)

An undated picture of General Francisco Franco riding his horse. Towards the end of his regime, Franco had started to open the country up to tourism and international trade, but in many ways Spain’s economy was still lagging behind its European neighbours. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The sun is going down over the Valley of the Fallen, the huge mausoleum north of Madrid where the dictator Francisco Franco is buried and the last vis(...)

African migrants sit on a border fence above a golf course during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla. Photograph: José Palazon/Reuters

A group of politicians has decried the situation of Syrian refugees who are in or are attempting to reach the Spanish enclave of Melilla in north Afri(...)

Any ideas on a self-catering dog-friendly holiday home that would suit 11 people and one dog in any location from Cork northwards to Galway/Dublin?(...)

Flor Sylvester with her husband, the Irish musician Colm Quearney, and daughter, Kaifina, at the Lysaght Gallery in Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Sara Freund

Flor Sylvester: arrived from Spain, 2008 Flor Sylvester only met her grandfather briefly as a young girl before he was shot dead near his home (...)

Rodrigo Rato  leaving  his office in April after being charged with fraud. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

In Spain, new political forces have been challenging the scandal-plagued traditional parties and promising to fight corruption. But another new arriv(...)

Kleyo De Abreu, with her father Bernard Atwell, who was killed while bungee jumping in Spain. Photograph: Elkin Atwell/PA Wire

The father of a British woman who died bungee-jumping in Spain has described her as a “beautiful young woman who had all her life ahead of her”. Aspir(...)

Convent of St Teresa in Avila, Spain.

He was, he told us, the youngest guide in Toledo. There were about 60, he said. He, at 28, is the youngest. So proud he told us twice. A happy young m(...)

The Ducal Palace of Medina Sidonia in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cadiz, Andalucia. Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, the Duchess of Medina Sidonia, was an outspoken campaigner against Franco’s right-wing dictatorship. Photograph:  Cristina Arias/Cover/Getty Images

A judge has ordered the exhumation of a Spanish aristocrat so a posthumous paternity test can be carried out at the request of a woman who claims t(...)