“There were very few people out there – If I saw someone every half hour, I would be surprised,” said Maureen, a New Yorker who asked that her last name not be used. Photograph: Getty Images

Pilgrims are being warned to avoid walking alone along a 24km (15-mile) stretch of Spain’s Camino de Santiago after police started an investigation in(...)

Walk this way: allow for walking progress of about 20km per day

1. Just do it: no more dithering You’ve been thinking about it for yonks, telling friends you’re deffo going to do it. . . one day. “Just can’t see(...)

Refund may be due for unused blow-dries and gift voucher. Photograph: Thinkstock

In early December a reader called Ros signed up to a package with her local hairdresser to get eight blow-dries for €140. Ros assures Pricewatch th(...)

Artane, Dublin 5: €345,000, DNG Fairview
Take five for about €340,000

DNG Fairview is seeking €345,000 for this four-bed semi-detached house on Whitethorn Road, Artane, Dublin 5

People queue  to see the relics of St Anthony in Dublin last month. Photograph: Collins Photography

The recent visit of the relics of Saint Anthony of Padua drew thousands of faithful throughout an eight-day Irish tour. It is estimated that 30,000 al(...)

President Michael D Higgins has laid a floral tribute in the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in memory of those killed in the train crash near the(...)

I wake this morning and inspect my face in the mirror and wonder, Will I have cake today? Or soda bread? Because it is my birthday. I am 60 and it is (...)

People watch a service in memory of the victims of the Santiago train crash on a screen outside the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters.

Mourners in Spain packed a memorial service tonight for the 79 people who died in the country’s worst rail disaster in decades, as investigators prepa(...)

 A couple embrace yesterday as they leave the temporary morgue at Multiusos Fontes do Sar Sport Center after the train crash killing at least 78 people  in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Photograph:  Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Santiago de Compostela has been reeling with grief since Wednesday night as the death toll from Spain’s worst train crash in four decades has crept up(...)

A fireman carries a wounded victim from the wreckage of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela.

It was meant to be a day of celebration. July 25th is the feast of St James, the symbol of Santiago de Compostela, whose bones pilgrims believe are(...)