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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(...)

Alan Griffin plays the alboka. Photograph: Ander Gillenea

When Alan Griffin initially encountered the alboka, the most arcane of several very distinctively Basque musical instruments, he was distinctly underw(...)

Dan Martin  after winning the fifth stage of the  Criterium du Dauphine  on June 8th. “You can lose the Tour on any day, and that’s what makes it so difficult.”  Photograph: Getty Images

A map of the 2018 Tour de France is placed in front of Dan Martin, and he begins to run his finger over it, slowly at first, then more steadily. Fro(...)

Sinéad Gibney and Des Bishop

What is your spirit animal? Des Do you not know yours? Sinéad No. Des Well, I always thought my spirit animal was a dolphin, but whe(...)

A boy walks past graffiti supporting Eta in Mondragón, Basque Country, Spain,  photographed in September  2010. File photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

If you know a better view at dinner time in the French Basque Country than the panorama from the terrace of the Hotel Barberaenea, in the tiny village(...)

People pay their respects in front of dozens of coffins containing remains of more than 600 victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. File photograph: Themistocles Hakizimana/Reuters

Between 2001 and 2015, sales of translated fiction grew by 96 per cent. One reason, argues Daniel Hahn, who last year established a prize for first tr(...)

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