My husband and I love to ski but since we had our children we have skied very little. We have a 12-year-old daughter with Down syndrome and an 11-year(...)

Matteo Malucelli celebrates as he crosses the line in Bearna. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

The Italian team Idea 2010 ASD bounced back after a controversial 24 hours, taking stage three of the An Post Rás in a big bunch sprint into Bearna. (...)

Grassroots protest: demonstrators outside Grove Hotel in Watford, during the annual Bilderberg conference in 2013. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The news on Friday that Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has been asked to join the storied Bilderberg conference prompts the obvious question:(...)

Austrian police said the woman was hiking with her dog in the Tyrol’s Stubaital valley and entered a fenced enclosure containing about 20 cows and calves

A herd of Austrian cows charged a German hiker and trampled her to death on Monday in a Tyrolean valley.Austrian police said the woman was hiking with(...)

German chancellorAngela Merkel can make daring leaps if they are politically opportune. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel spent the weekend packing for her summer holidays: walking shoes, sun cream and encrypted mobile phone. Distrac(...)

It’s now bordered by the perilously busy N11 – Co Wicklow’s version of the Le Mans racing track – but the lovely, and decidedly upmarket, village o(...)

British soldiers in the trenches on the Western Front during the first World War. Italy famously changed sides in 1915, entering the war on the side of Britain, France and Russia. Photograph: Reuters

If I were to ask you to name a patriot executed in 1916 by a colonial power for his nationalist beliefs, you might think of Pádraig Pearse, Joseph (...)

 DV Boutique and Spa South Tyrol, Italy
Hotels on ski slopes

DV Boutique and Spa, South Tyrol, ItalyDvchalet.itA schuss from the slopes, this hotel exudes warm chic, with its wide-plank floors, wooden beams and (...)

Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver.
Take 3: Eco hotels
  • Travel
  • November 9, 2013, 00:00

Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, Canada This huge hotel is building towards recycling and composting 100 per cent of its waste (...)

Supporters of German chancellor Angela Merkel hold up signs with her nickname during an election campaign rally  in Luebeck yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel has launched her attempt for a third term as German leader by warning voters that Europe must break its addiction to d(...)