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Civil Guard agents conduct checks at a security control point at El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain. File photograph: Toni Albir/EPA

Spanish police have smashed a human trafficking network that smuggled people from China into Britain and Ireland. A total of 155 people were arreste(...)

Increases in air traffic to Ireland will bring more than 30 new routes to Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Kerry, Ireland West, Belfast City and Belfast In(...)

Dan Martin in the Tour de France this year: cyclist has left the QuickStep Floors squad he competed with for the past two years, and joined  UAE Team Emirates. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

While the start of the 2018 racing season is still over a month away, Irish riders are building their form and will shortly embark on intensive traini(...)

Annalise Murphy and her crew onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic arrive into Cape Town. Photo: Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race

A shade under three weeks since starting Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon and it’s done and I now have 10,000 nautical miles of ocean racing (...)

Annalise Murphy on board Turn the Tide on Plastic during Stage One  of the Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante to Lisbon. Photograph: Jen Edney/Volvo Ocean Race

We’re somewhere in the Atlantic and lying mid-fleet on our way to Lisbon via Madeira on Stage One of the Volvo Ocean Race. It’s a little less windy n(...)

Spain’s  Gerard Pique exercises next to Jordi Alba and head coach Julen Lopetegui during a training session in Las Rozas, near Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Thiago Alcantara was saddened by Spain fans abusing Gerard Pique at an open training session on Monday night, but said the Barcelona defender was unaf(...)

Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy competes at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta. File photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With three weeks remaining before the start of this year’s 72,000km Volvo Ocean Race, future plans for the event originally known as the Whitbread Rou(...)

Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy competing on her foiling Moth class dinghy at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With the next Olympic Games in Japan still three years away, Ireland’s Annalise Murphy is being trialled as a crew-member in the forthcoming Volvo Oc(...)

If connecting flights become part of Ryanair’s service, then it should help the carrier draw more passengers to its network, as it should broaden the destinations it can offer from individual airports. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Ryanair took what could be another big departure yesterday when it began offering connecting flights through its base at Rome Fiumicino airport. The c(...)

A plane approaches to land at Fiumicino international airport in Rome. Ryanair is trialling connecting flights.

Ryanair is likely to offer connecting flights across its network if a trial begun on Wednesday with services through Rome succeeds. The Irish airline(...)

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