Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias embraces Panayota Maniou, a member of the Syriza delegation to the European Parliament, during a demonstration in Madrid in support of Greece. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

José Ignacio Ripoll (54), an architect, has been following the Greek crisis from Madrid over the past few months and he doesn’t like what he sees. “I(...)

Secretary general of the Spanish Socialist Party Pedro Sánchez and his wife, Begoña Fernandez, wave in front of the national flag  during his official presentation in Madrid  as a candidate for the next general election. Photograph: Dani Pozo/AFP/Getty

When the leader of the opposition Spanish Socialists, Pedro Sánchez, strode on to the stage of a venue in central Madrid last weekend to confirm his c(...)

Lorna Carty, from Co Meath, who was killed in a terrorist attack at a resort in Tunisia. 1:48

Irish tourists intending to travel to Tunisia over the coming weeks should “exercise extreme caution”, the Minister for Foreign Affairs has said. Char(...)

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for an EU summit at the EU Headquarters in Brussels this week. Photograph: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images

Back in 1991 I was being taught aspects of the history of European integration by an enthusiastic Europhile postgraduate student fond of quoting Jean (...)

Lorna Carty, from Co Meath, who was  killed in a terrorist attack at a resort in Tunisia.

In three separate attacks at least 66 people, including an Irish woman, were killed by Islamic extremists on three continents yesterday. The wo(...)

Lorna Carty,   nurse and mother of two, from Robinstown, Co Meath:  killed by gunman at Sousse beach resort

The Irish woman shot dead while sunbathing on the beach in the Tunisia terrorist attack worked as a nurse and had fought to save the lives of schoolch(...)

A file image of the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Tunisia which is one of the two hotels attacked by terrorists on Friday.

An Irish woman has described how she grabbed her two sons and ran for their lives when they heard gunfire near a hotel in Tunisia. She was spea(...)

The unfinished dome of the cathedral being built by former Trappist monk Justo Gallego  , in Mejorada del Campo, Spain. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Justo Gallego is sitting in a backroom of the cathedral he has been building for the last half century. Dressed in a blue boiler suit, he is perche(...)

Manuela Carmena: her honeymoon period as Madrid’s new mayor lasted just a few hours. Photograph: AFP Photo/Gerard Julien

The honeymoon period for Madrid’s new mayor, Manuela Carmena, lasted only a few hours. Ms Carmena (71), who took office on Saturday as the head of th(...)

Manuela Carmena, the retired judge who last month took Madrid’s municipal election by storm and is expected to be confirmed as the city’s mayor today. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

She looked like just any other woman in her 70s, reading a book on the Madrid subway. But a closer look at the photograph showed it was indeed Manu(...)