A Spanish court has upheld corruption charges against Princess Cristina de Borbon, sister of newly-crowned King Felipe VI, and her husband in one of the last steps before a trial that could cloud the monarchy’s bid to rebuild its reputation. Photograph: Daniel Aguilar/Files/Reuters.

A Spanish court has upheld corruption charges against Cristina de Borbon, sister of newly-crowned King Felipe VI, and her husband in one of the last s(...)

Princess Infanta Cristina of Spain, who  is due to appear in court on March 8th over accusations of fraud, linked to husband Inaki Urdangarin’s business affairs. File Photograph:  Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Spain’s Princess Cristina will not appeal a court ruling summoning her to testify over tax fraud and money-laundering charges and will appear before t(...)

 Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid,  who were arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug trafficking.  Photograph: Sky News/PA Wire

Belfast lawyer Peter Madden has expressed concern that drug-smuggling suspect Michaella McCollum Connolly could be held for months or years in Peru be(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (L) and Melissa Reid say they were held captive in Spain against their will before being forced to bring drugs  on a flight from Peru. Photograph: Peruvian National Police/Handout/Reuters.

An Irish woman being detained in Peru on drug smuggling charges has claimed she was forced to travel there against her will after being held captive (...)

 Ockenden Manor, England

Ockenden Manor, Sussex, Englandhshotels.co.ukTraverse the centuries to this Elizabethan manor , less than 30 minutes from Gatwick. It has a couple of (...)

The number of US armed forces flights stopping off at Shannon Airport is expected to be down this year. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis/Press22.

New routes to the US drove an increase in passenger traffic through Shannon Airport last month.The airport said yesterday that 160,573 passengers trav(...)

Geoff Hill outside the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Leaving Barcelona, how poignant it was to say farewell to young Peter Murtagh, the retiring Clancy correspondent of this very newspaper, since (...)

Annalise Murphy: the Olympic sailor broke her nose in a bicycle accident

The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is drafting a blueprint for sailing this week after receiving 300 suggestions at last Satu(...)