Residents who support a united Spain give their farewell to Spanish police officer leaving the Pineda de Mar hotels in Barcelona. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau/EPA

Most of today’s nations emerged from the dissolution of empires. Nationalisms now threaten the dissolution of states. The independence movement in Cat(...)

Danielle McLaughlin: found in a field close to the tourist resort of Canacona in Goa in March

The family of Donegal woman Danielle McLaughlin are hopeful the trial of the man charged with her killing will be fast-tracked. The family have rece(...)

Opposition members said the state government was “wilfully discriminating” against more than 200 million Muslims. Photograph: iStock

The Taj Mahal may be one of the world’s Seven Wonders, but it gets no mention in a new government-issued tourism brochure for the northern Uttar Prade(...)

Arun Kapil, author of ‘Fresh Spice’ and founder of Green Saffron,  in Green Saffron, Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

For centuries spices have been used to add flavour and colour to food – but they have also been known to have wonderful medicinal properties. And whil(...)

The Taj Mahal

Restored to glory  After two years of extensive conservation work on its facade, the Taj Mahal’s scaffolding has finally been removed, so there’(...)

The mother of a stampede victim sits beside her son’s body as it is transported from a hospital in Mumbai, India, on Friday. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

At least 22 people died and more than 32 were injured in a rush-hour stampede during a monsoon downpour in Mumbai on Friday. Indian Rail officials fe(...)

Jakob Zitzow and Natasha Talos moved to Ireland in September 2017.

As new figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal that 84,600 people immigrated into Ireland in the 12 months to April 2017, the highest figure(...)

Jonathan Bell of Ireland in action in Stormont.  File photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Rowland White

Week three of the EY Hockey League (EYHL) and the first matches will finally be played after a sorry beginning to this year’s competition. Hockey Ir(...)

Spend the winter in the  Algarve, Portugal with prices from €176 for three weeks.

Three weeks winter holidays from €176pps Long-stay holidays over the winter are available with Abbey Travel for amazing prices, from November to Febru(...)

Lord and Lady Lucan: John Bingham and Veronica Duncan after their marriage, in 1963. Photograph: Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty

The wife of Lord Lucan, the British aristocrat who vanished without trace 43 years ago after the murder of his children’s nanny, has been found dead, (...)