Before the reception in a marquee at The Castle in Castletownshend, Veronica and Neil climbed to a local Bronze Age fort for photographs.

Shortly after moving to Darwin in Australia to start a PhD (involving marine snails), marine scientist Veronica (33) from Leap, Co Cork, met local (...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel: “To make out as if we alone can solve all the social problems of the world would not be realistic.” Photograph: Jan Woitas/EPA

Divided European leaders will seek to find a response to the continent’s worst migration crisis since the second World War at an emergency summit next(...)

Claudia Boyle  who stars in The Last Hotel by Donnacha Dennehy 3:13

Opera plots tend to revolve around love and sex, power and death. The story of Donnacha Dennehy’s new opera, The Last Hotel, ticks at least one of (...)

Horror films have always thrived on scenes featuring everyday objects moving in ways that simply shouldn’t be possible. The table raises itself off(...)

Molly Sterling was one of only four of this year’s Eurovision acts to perform in ‘Pop Meets Opera’, a lunchtime concert headlined by star Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez and last year’s winner Conchita Wurst 1:47

Singing on the stage of the Wiener Staatsoper, one of the world’s great opera houses, is an honour that could crown a career. On Saturday, for 17-year(...)

Reign of Spain: Plácido Domingo. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

He has sung more than 140 operatic roles and made a record with Carlos Santana. He has run two opera companies, worked as a conductor, created an inte(...)

An Amazon logo sits on a cardboard delivery box as an employee processes customer orders ahead of shipping at one of’s fulfillment centres in Peterborough, UK. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Amazon. com created 6,000 new full-time positions in Europe in 2014 to respond to booming demand, the US online retailer said on Tuesday. Amazon sai(...)

Europe’s most famous opera festival takes place in Verona, Italy, from June 19th to August 25th

Chipping Campden Music Festival (May 10th-23rd) Two weeks of quality choral and orchestral music in perhaps the most perfect setting in Britain, (...)

Amazon has repeatedly rejected the union’s demands, saying it regards warehouse staff as logistics workers and that they receive above-average pay by the standards of that industry

Amazon staff at German warehouses extended a strike on Wednesday in a long-running dispute over better pay and conditions, but the online retailer pro(...)

Striking workers at the Amazon logistics centre in Graben near Augsburg in Germany.

Some staff at Amazon warehouses in Germany started a new three-day strike on Monday to press their demands for better pay and conditions as the onlin(...)