Travel: Escape to España

Conil de la Frontera, Cadiz Why: This modern take on an Andalusian white town is within easy reach of Cadiz, Seville and Jerez, and boasts stretches (...)

Rioja expanded massively in the 1990s and at times the quality of the wine decreased.

I n the weeks before Christmas I spent a great deal of time standing in wine shops, inveigling customers into buying a copy of my wine book. One stor(...)

Knockranny House Hotel

Rua Deli, Bakery & Cafe in Castlebar, Co Mayo has come out on top as the overall winner of the Bord Bia Just Ask  Restaurant of the Year 2(...)

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?(...)

The couple were married at the Church of the Annunciation, Bansha, Co Tipperary, with a reception at Kilshane House

Eamon Fitzgerald, managing director of a UK-based wine company, and nurse Ruth Gannon, both from Dublin, met through friends in London, where Ruth (...)

Cyclists take part in the Mallorca 312, a long-distance circumnavigation of the island by bike. Photographs: Mallorca312.com

‘This,” says one of my lycra-clad colleagues, “is what cycling is made for.” He waves a gloved hand in the direction of the sky (perfect blue), the(...)

Amie with an ie is mid-story when I arrive. I’m standing at the bor, listening in. She’s talking about the time she went to Tesco to do the weekly gro(...)

Reign of Spain: Plácido Domingo. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

He has sung more than 140 operatic roles and made a record with Carlos Santana. He has run two opera companies, worked as a conductor, created an inte(...)

Camille Muffat of France celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s 400m freestyle final at the  London 2012 Olympic Games. Ten people, including Muffat, former boxer Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, were killed on Monday when two helicopters collided in northern Argentina, news reports said. Photograph: Patrick B Kraemer/EPA

Tributes were pouring in on Tuesday morning for three French sports stars killed in a helicopter crash in Argentina.Two helicopters collided near Vill(...)

 Champion sailor Florence Arthaud (left),    Olympic gold medallist swimmer Camille Muffat (centre)  and  Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine,  who were  among 10 killed in a helicopter crash while filming  reality TV show Dropped in Argentina on March 9th, 2015. File photographs: AFP/Getty Images

Many in France are in mourning and looking for answers over the crashing of two helicopters in a remote part of Argentina that has killed 10 people, t(...)