Members of the Spanish Special Group Against Organised Crime engaged in a drugs investigation aboard a catamaran in the harbour of La Coruna. Photograph: EPA

Spain has long been characterised as a refuge for criminals fleeing the law enforcement agencies of their own countries, a place where fugitives could(...)

Five British men and an Irish woman have been arrested in Spain’s Costa del Sol in a police operation against organised crime in Salford. Dawn raids (...)

Gardaí from the Emergency Response Unit on patrol in north  Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Pledges by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to create a new armed Garda unit in Dublin to fight organised crime have been rejected as “mislead(...)

The apartment complex in Mirarflores where Dublin criminal Gery Hutch was murdered. Photograph: solarpix.com

A man shot dead in Spain on Thursday morning was the Dublin armed robber and suspected gunman Gary Hutch. The 34-year-old from Dublin’s north inner ci(...)

Spanish minister of interior, Jorge Fernandez Diaz (centre), and the police general director, Ignacio Cosido (second right), meet investigators at the police headquarters in Astorga, Spain to discuss the death of Denise Thiem. Photograph: J Casares/EPA

Police in Spain believe they have found the body of an American woman who went missing on one of the country’s most popular pilgrimage routes. Officia(...)

Spanish police spotted the bike on sale in a secondhand shop for an unusually low price. Photograph: Malaga Police

Spanish police have confirmed they recovered a prized bicycle that belongs to a team taking part in the Vuelta a España, after finding it on sale in a(...)

An apparent screenshot from a video published by an Islamic State group  allegedly shows smoke billowing from the Baal Shamin temple in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State militants published photographs yesterday purporting to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra(...)

Alan Drennan, from Newtownabbey, near Belfast, who died in Ibiza. His family wants an investigation into claims Mr Brennan was beaten by Spanish police.

The father of a mechanic who died in Ibiza has said he wants answers amid allegations his son was beaten by Spanish police hours earlier. Friends of 2(...)

Kleyo De Abreu, with her father Bernard Atwell, who was killed while bungee jumping in Spain. Photograph: Elkin Atwell/PA Wire

The father of a British woman who died bungee-jumping in Spain has described her as a “beautiful young woman who had all her life ahead of her”. Aspir(...)

“There were very few people out there – If I saw someone every half hour, I would be surprised,” said Maureen, a New Yorker who asked that her last name not be used. Photograph: Getty Images

Pilgrims are being warned to avoid walking alone along a 24km (15-mile) stretch of Spain’s Camino de Santiago after police started an investigation in(...)