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John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown’s transatlantic aircraft crossed the Atlantic between St John’s, Newfoundland and Clifden, Ireland on June 15th, 1919. (Photograph: SSPL/Getty Images

It is probably easier to look back and weigh the importance of a particular scientific achievement of the past than to predict how science will influe(...)

Flecha Negra: Ronan McKenna’s five-bedroom Andalusian villa

“I think I’m suffering from some form of housebuilding PTSD,” Ronan McKenna exclaims, referring to the toll that building two villas in 18 months on S(...)

Fans leave the course after the Andalucia Masters was suspended on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

Sergio Garcia’s bid for a hat-trick of Andalucia Masters titles has been delayed until Monday because of more bad weather at the Real Club Valderrama.(...)

‘If you must return the hire car outside working hours or are in a mad dash to make your flight, take pictures of the car when it has been parked in the designated area.’ Photograph: iStock

Hiring a car can be very handy and can enhance your enjoyment of your holidays. But it is also fraught with danger, with potential rip-offs around eve(...)

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy during a motion of no confidence debate at parliament in Madrid on Thursday. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/Reuters

The political career of Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy appeared to be over on Thursday as support for a no-confidence motion against him gathere(...)

Tonie Walsh (left) and Brian Finnegan

What is your favourite destination to visit? Tonie: Tarifa in Andalucía, which I call the nipple of Spain, where the Med meets the Atlantic. I was in(...)

The aggression the Smyths brothers showed in the chain’s UK expansion indicates they are unlikely to be overawed at the prospect of being catapulted into the heart of the European market.  Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s a long way from Claremorris to Cologne. But we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out how the Smyth toy-retailing family intends bridging i(...)

 Jose Mourinho: “I don’t like the fact that the player who cost X millions doesn’t have the same responsibility as the player who cost three times X.” Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

The cameras were out late at Carrington on Tuesday morning and so was Paul Pogba, which was one way of announcing that the Frenchman should be fit to(...)

Take a five-day break in Westport this winter for €219

Escape to the West for five days for €219 Take the train to Westport and enjoy five days of pre-Christmas fun in four-star Hotel Westport. Over three (...)

Youths wrapped in a Catalan, a Spanish and a Catalan separatist flag walk through a street  in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Following Spain’s transition to democracy in the 1970s, Catalan nationalism was marked by moderation, caution and gradual progress. The Catalan moveme(...)

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