Det Garda Colin Greenway told Cork Circuit Criminal Court that Philip Kelly (26) hid in the ladies toilet of McDonald’s on Patrick Street in Cork for some time before sexually assaulting a woman. Image: Google Maps.

A man has been jailed for two years after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a Spanish woman in the ladies toilet at a fast food restaurant in C(...)

Flowers on the beach near the RIU Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, where 38 people lost their lives after a gunman stormed the beach last month. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

About 200 people who had planned to travel to Tunisia have been reassured their money is safe following the closure of a tour operator one month after(...)

The 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull reminded us just how damaging such events can be. However, the most costly Icelandic eruption of recent times was financial in nature: proportionately, the country’s banking bust was even bigger than Ireland’s.

Iceland is a country that, in recent history, has seen many volcanic eruptions that have changed the landscape as well as occasionally sometimes troub(...)

Pictures from the Surface by Tadhg McSweeney

Pictures from the Surface – Tadhg McSweeney Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin *****   One of the most exciting moments in the hi(...)

Paco Arcadio: “We didn’t go there for money, we went there for a higher reason – because of our ideology, we went because of our principles.”

When Paco Arcadio, a 21-year- old history student, arrived back in his hometown of Madrid in July after six months travelling, he had more than the us(...)

The preliminary draw for  the World Cup qualifiers will take place in St Petersburg on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

Spare a thought for Zimbabwe as you tune into Saturday afternoon’s draw for the next World Cup’s qualifying stages: thrown out of a Fifa tournament(...)

Statue of St Teresa, Avila, Castile and Leon, Spain. Photograph: Getty Images

The walking stick of St Teresa of Avila is in Ireland as part of a worldwide tour to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth in 1515 of the founder of(...)

The minimum age for sexual relations was also raised on Thursday, from 13 to 16, after international bodies including the United Nations and the European Council pressed for a change. Photograph: Getty Images

Spain has raised the minimum age for marriage and sexual relations to 16 from 14 and 13 respectively, bringing the country into line with much of Euro(...)

The male-dominated domain of bullfighting has frequently faced charges of sexism, but as the northern Spanish city of Santander celebrates its annual (...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy greets people at the non-profit Tomillo foundation in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Spain created more than 400,000 jobs in the second quarter, bringing the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since 2011. However, the oppositio(...)