A worker renovating the one surviving wall of the Golden Rose synagogue, built in 1582 and destroyed by the Nazis in 1942. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The glory days of Lviv’s Golden Rose synagogue, like those of the Jewish community in this beautiful Ukrainian city, lie far in the past. Jews settle(...)

Shoptalk: niche food outlets

If the “super” in supermarket refers to the range of foods available in a single cavernous space, does it deserve the epithet? Isn’t there somethin(...)

Xosé Filgueira Valverde: Celebration of Galician writer whose political career under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, particularly his term as mayor of Pontevedra between 1959 and 1968, has sparked outrage.

For some, Xosé Filgueira Valverde was a prominent intellectual whose selfless public service included a spell as mayor of his home town. But for other(...)

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(...)

Laia Martínez’s neighbour charges that the piano playing not only disturbed her while it was being played, but that it caused her long-term psychological disturbances, including insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks.

Laia Martínez could face seven years in prison and be barred from carrying out her chosen profession if found guilty. Her crime? Playing the piano.Ms (...)

Employees of public broadcaster Radio Television Valenciana protest on November 6th after the regional government announced the closure of its TV and radio stations. Photograph: Heino Kalis/Reuters

It sounds like a dream for any TV journalist: working for a network whose ratings have soared and having absolutely zero interference from corporation(...)

Just 13 per cent of Irish farms were in the sole ownership of a woman and only 8 per cent of €1.2 billion in single farm payments went to women farmers last year. Yet in the Galicia region of Spain, which has similar farming practices to Ireland, 58 per cent of farmers are women and women receive 44 per cent of total single farm payments

Research has found that farms managed by women are more profitable but farm women continue to describe themselves as “merely helping out”, the Departm(...)

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(...)

Nicolas Roche wins the second stage of the Spanish Vuelta. AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche clinched a solo stage victory and moved into second overall as favourite Vincenzo Nibali seized the lead in the Vuelta a Es(...)

Spain’s Princess Elena (left), Princess Letizia (rear centre) and Prince Felipe (right) comfort relatives of the train crash victims at the end of a funeral mass at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 29th. Photograph: AP

Minutes past midnight in the square fronting the flamboyant baroque cathedral in Spain’s Santiago de Compostela, a solitary besuited figure looks up. (...)