Paul Hackett: ‘Banking in Ireland is dead from what I can see, especially for SMEs.’

Dublin-based travel company ClickandGo was set up five years ago to take the hassle out of booking an online holiday. It now employs 25 people. What (...)

Juan Salazar and Jose Salazar of Los Chunguitos, who feature in an episode of  Los Gipsy Kings. Photograph: Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images

An overprotective husband watches his wife take a one-on-one swimming lesson and testily warns the young male teacher not to get too close to her in t(...)

Granada: hotels in the city can be good value in September. Photograph: Thinkstock

I’m turning 25 this August and would like to rent a house in Ireland with my friends for a weekend. There will be about 10 of us. I would love to b(...)

A portrait of Federico García Lorca hangs from a wall in a restaurant near the site where archeologists are searching for a mass grave of victims of the Spanish Civil War in Alfacar, near Granada. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

A group of researchers believe they are on the verge of finding the resting place of Spain’s most celebrated modern poet, Federico García Lorca, nearl(...)

 Celta Vigo’s Argentine striker Joaquin Larrivey (right) celebrates after scoring the winner against Barcelona   at Camp No. Photograph: Toni Albir / EPA

Barcelona followed up last weekend’s 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid with another reverse on Saturday that cost them the lead in La Liga, squandering a host(...)

Guests at the Sarojin in Khao Lak, Thailand are being offered the chance to engage with more authentic local experiences during their stay

Get vaccinated before you travel long haul The Ebola crisis in West Africa is the most devastating in history of the disease, so far resulting in(...)

Almunecar in Spain is a pleasant place to enjoy some winter sunshine

I am taking early retirement at the end of the year. My partner and I would like to take the opportunity to spend some time in a warmer climate in Jan(...)

A Mercedes-Benz GLA compact SUV, produced by Daimler AG, on display at the 65th Frankfurt International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, late last year. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg 3:23

Better late than never, it seems, as Mercedes-Benz has produced its first-ever front-wheel-drive premium compact SUV, the GLA. In keepin(...)

The Eden Project near St Austell, Cornwall. Photograph: ConstructionSkills/PA.

I was wondering if you could give me any advice about travel on freight ships, or if you could point me towards someone who could. – CMC, CorkTravell(...)

Author Liz Nugent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A change is as good as a rest, so with the new year looming, and with it talk of resolutions, is it worth going a step further and and signing up for (...)