Ashford Castle in winter

Make hay in Cork If you’ve been responsible for feeding the troops all over Christmas, it’s time to sit back and let someone else do the cookin(...)

Boats depart Wicklow at the start of the 2014 Round Ireland race. The 2016 race will set sail on June 18th next year. Photograph: David O’Brien.

Dún Laoghaire’s Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey’s made the gold fleet cut at the 49erfx World Championships in Argentina on Wednesday, heightening e(...)

Spain’s Princess Cristina leaving a courthouse. File photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Spain’s Princess Cristina will stand trial on tax fraud charges on January 11th, a court has announced. She will be the first royal family member to s(...)

Activists lie half-naked covered in fake blood during a protest against bullfighting in Vitoria, northern Spain. Photograph: David Aguilar/EPA

A man stands face-to-face with a bull in a town square. Exhausted, the animal appears oblivious to the rifle in the man’s hands, pointing at its head.(...)

July has officially been deemed a historical washout. The dull grey skies and downpours are driving many towards a sun holiday at any cost. To(...)

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

‘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(...)

 A handout picture provided by one of the 152  passengers evacuated from a ferry travelling  between Palma, Majorca and Valencia after it caught fire. Photograph: EPA

A ferry heading from the Mediterranean island city of Palma, Majorca to the Spanish coastal city Valencia has caught fire at sea, forcing 152 passenge(...)

Looking for a bit of luxury in Prague

Hubbie and I are off to Prague in March for three nights – first time away for more than one night on our own without the three kids. So I was tr(...)

With her curly red hair, orange lipstick and flamboyant attire, she is a familiar sight in Florence cycling along its narrow streets perched on her(...)

Different systems are used over varied competitions in regards to use of professional sailors.

Coaches and parents at sailing events could come under the scope of disciplinary rules if next month’s annual conference of the International Sailing(...)