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 Prince Joachim of Belgium has been fined €10,400 by Spain. File photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The new coronavirus has infected 7.2 million people worldwide and killed at least 411,000, according to official figures tallied by Johns Hopkins Univ(...)

Wish you were here? While  countries across Europe are beginning to reopen their tourist markets, Irish people still have no idea if they are coming or going. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish holidaymakers who had hoped to see even an outline of their summer plans emerging from the fog of confusion created by the Covid-19 pandemic wil(...)

Robin Meredith in Almuñécar, a small town on the coast of Granada where he lives with his girlfriend Ieva

Robin Meredith is from Ballinteer in Dublin. After living in Australia for two years, he moved to Granada in Spain, where he has lived for more than s(...)

Portrait of Ricardo Wall by Jean-Baptiste van Loo in 1753.

Any Irish travellers passing through the olive strewn landscape of eastern Andalusia in the 1770s would have made sure to call at the estate of the re(...)

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez calls election after parliament voted down his government’s budget. Photograh:  Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez has called an early general election for April 28th, setting the stage for a divisive vote that could tilt the c(...)

By 2002, the Iberian lynx’s population had crashed to just 94 known individuals in the wild.

Under the merciless Andalusian sun, the hills west of Santa Elena in southern Spain betray few signs of life. An army of unseen cicadas hum in unison (...)

Catalan pro-independence supporters take part in a demonstration under the motto “Let’s overturn the regime”, in Barcelona,  Spain, on Friday.  Photograph: Toni Albir/EPA

“Perhaps it wasn’t worth coming, just to approve some minor measures,” said the Catalan government’s spokeswoman, Elsa Artadi, as she disdainfully app(...)

Spain’s far-right Vox party leader Santiago Abascal delivers a speech next to regional candidate Francisco Serrano as they celebrate results after the Andalusian regional elections, in Seville. Photograph: Marcelo Del Pozo/Reuters

Spain’s Socialists have suffered a setback in regional elections in the country’s south, the first electoral test for prime minister Pedro Sánchez’s p(...)

Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez, speaking today on the issue of Gibraltar: “We have received sufficient guarantees to be able to reach a solution to a conflict that has lasted more than 300 years between the United Kingdom and Spain.”Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

A last-minute deal to meet Spanish demands for a say on the future of Gibraltar after Brexit has salvaged a summit which will go ahead as planned on S(...)

Spanish construction workers walk through Gibraltar streets. Photograph: A.Carrasco Ragel/EPA

Spain has threatened to vote against the Brexit withdrawal agreement on Sunday because of objections over how the document could affect its involvemen(...)

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