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Rosa Arranz on her farm in Segovia, central Spain. ‘I see that my children are probably going to have more difficulty in having a life in the countryside that is more or less fair and decent compared to that of their father and me,’ she says. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

“My grandmother used to say to me: ‘You’re living just at the right time’,” says Rosa Arranz. She is standing by a barn on her pig farm on the plains (...)

People holding Basque flags take part in a demonstration demanding the release of prisoners affiliated to the separatist group Eta in Basauri on December 31st, 2018. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/AFP via Getty

Jailed members of the defunct Basque terrorist group Eta have issued a plea for an end to public events celebrating their release from prison and whic(...)

Queue outside Bar Nestor

The Basque Country is a tour de force in high-end gastronomy; it has one of the world’s highest concentration of Michelin stars per km sq and per popu(...)

‘There is nothing wrong with Dublin Port. It is simply in the wrong place.’ Photograph: Getty Images

In the past couple of days, a row has broken out between Minister for Transport and Green leader Eamon Ryan and Eamonn O’Reilly, the public servant wh(...)

Spain’s head coach Luis Enrique leads his team’s  training session at Ciudad del Futbol in Madrid last Tuesday. Photograph: Pablo Garcia/EPA

GROUP D: SPAIN v SWEDEN Kick-off Monday, 8pm Venue Estadio de La Cartuja On TV Live on RTÉ2 Spain’s preparations for Monday’s Euro 2020 opener with S(...)

Whatever happens over the next month - however many goals are scored, however many thrilling matches are played - there is certain to be only one overriding sensation for Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin when the final whistle blows on July 11th: relief. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

If Aleksander Ceferin has any say on the matter, there will never be another European soccer championship like the one that starts this week. And that(...)

The additional frequency and capacity on the route coincides with the start of the phased introduction of new border controls by the UK government on imports from the EU. Photograph: iStock

Danish shipping company DFDS has added a fourth ferry to the Rosslare to Dunkirk route in northern France as demand for Britain-bypassing routes conti(...)

Brittany Ferries is to continue freight-only services from Cork. File photograph

Brittany Ferries is to defer the resumption of its planned flagship passenger ferry service from Cork to Roscoff from the end of March until at least (...)

Brittany Ferries has unveiled three new weekly sailings between the Irish ports of Rosslare and Cork and Roscoff and Saint-Malo in northern France as traders seek more capacity on direct routes.

More direct ferry services between Ireland and mainland Europe are being launched to meet the increased demand from businesses looking to avoid Brexit(...)

An unaccompanied freight truck is loaded on to the Brittany Ferries ferry Cap Finistere, before departing for Cherbourg from Rosslare Europort, which has ramped up direct routes to mainland Europe since Brexit.  Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Rosslare Europort recorded a record increase in European freight volumes in January as more businesses chose direct ferries with mainland Europe to av(...)

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