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Protesters wear masks to protect themselves from the contaminated air of a burning landfill, in Ermua, on Saturday, after it collapsed on February 6th.  Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

Nearly two weeks after a landfill site collapsed in the Basque Country, two men are still missing and local people fear that the accident has triggere(...)

‘Old-style’ fish andseafood soup at the Bistro

They bring you a fish head in the Bistro at the Guggenheim in the Basque city of Bilbao. It’s yellow with overlapping scales, a goatee and two eyes on(...)

Alima Doumbouya from France. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Alima Doumbouya never felt different before she moved to the Basque country in southwestern France in her early 20s. Growing up in the Parisian suburb(...)

Spain’s acting prime minister and Socialist Party leader Pedro Sánchez reacts to supporters during Spain’s general election at party headquarters in Madrid on Sunday. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

The leader of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), Pedro Sánchez, won Sunday’s general election, but only in the sense that he secured most seats. This(...)

A protester holds a Catalan pro-independence “estelada” flag during a sit-in protest  in Barcelona. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP

We live in baffling, distressing and very frightening times. The real and present dangers we face – chronic and deepening inequality, climate and bio(...)

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.

Sun holidays are virtually synonymous with Spain, which receives more than two million Irish visitors every year. The beaches of the south coa(...)

A motorcyclist who lost control of his bike and skidded into a pedestrian, breaking both her legs, has been jailed for 15 months. Dublin Circuit Crim(...)

 Tourists protect themselves from the sun in Los Naranjos courtyard of the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba, Spain on Thursday. Photograph: EPA/Salas

France registered its highest temperature since records began on Friday as a sweltering heatwave engulfed much of southern and central Europe, weather(...)

Athletic Bilbao celebrate after  Iker Muniain scores against Real Madrid  at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on September 15th, 2018. Photograph:  Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

Europe’s midseason soccer transfer window is open this month. For teams battling relegation, and potential financial ruin, it brings a last vital chan(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern said members of the British Conservative party were “always anti-Europe, always trouble and always the bold kid in the class”.

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described DUP leader Arlene Foster as a great friend who he tries to get everyone to love despite it being a “bloody(...)

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