Killorglin: where a goat is  king for three days. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

From today the centuries old festival Puck Fair takes place in the Kerry town of Killorglin, where a goat will be king for three days. While the role (...)

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.(...)

A runner falls in front of one of the bulls from the Jandilla ranch during the first bullrun of the Fiesta de San Fermin in Pamplona, Spain. Photograph: EPA/Jesus Diges

A Briton and two Americans were gored and eight others injured as thousands of people dashed alongside fighting bulls through the streets of Pamplona (...)

A  Pamplona runner holds up his phone inches from the bulls. Photograph: Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Pamplona are searching for a bull runner who they believe snapped a selfie as he ran ahead of several charging bulls in Pamplona. As the you(...)

Steers and bulls from the Ranch of Torrestrella enter the bullring during the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain. Photograph Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) 1:04

Four people were hospitalised today on the first day of Spain’s San Fermin bull run, a daily race through the narrow, cobbled streets of Pamplona that(...)

Watching three or more hours of television a day can double your risk of dying young, research released last night has shown.

We may not have believed our parents when they told us watching too much television was bad for us , but now it has been proven. Watching three or mor(...)

Ellis Ludwig-Leone: ‘I kind of converted to classical music when I was in college, but I used to go to sleep to The Doors’ first record when I was a kid’

His musical project might be named after the famous “running of the bulls” festival in Pamplona, but there is nothing wild, brutish or frenzied(...)

 Antonella Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi  hold their son Thiago Messi prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Barcelona face a defensive crisis ahead of next week’s Champions League trip to Celtic after Javier Mascherano was ruled out for “10 to 15 days” with(...)

Spain’s Princess Elena (left), Princess Letizia (rear centre) and Prince Felipe (right) comfort relatives of the train crash victims at the end of a funeral mass at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 29th. Photograph: AP

Minutes past midnight in the square fronting the flamboyant baroque cathedral in Spain’s Santiago de Compostela, a solitary besuited figure looks up. (...)

Revellers run with Fuente Ymbro’s fighting bulls entering the bullring during the eighth day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images.

At least 21 people, including an Irish citizen, were injured today during Spain’s San Fermin bull run when participants were crushed at the narrow en(...)