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A firefighter observes flames rising from a forest fire near the village of Ayacata in Tejeda on the island of Gran Canaria on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Authorities in the Canary Islands say that lower temperatures and gentler breezes are providing respite for firefighters trying to tackle Spain’s bigg(...)

A firefighting aircraft  approaches to  collect seawater  at the bay in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, on Sunday.  Photograph: Elvira Urquijo A/EPA

Around 8,000 people have been evacuated as firefighters battle an out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain’s Canary Islands, authorities said(...)

A protester with  “No More Bullfights” on his chest at Coliseo Balear bullring in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands. Photograph: Cati Cladera/EPA

Hundreds of animal rights activists protested outside the bullring in Palma de Mallorca at the weekend as bullfighting returned to the island for the(...)

Interior designer Emma Kelly at her home in Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Provision

For businesswoman Una McIntosh, the draw of the sea was too much to keep her living in the beautiful 3,500sq ft stone home she had just built, on one (...)

Barceló Teguise Beach in Lanzarote is an adult-only hotel.

  We all love our children and relish spending family time together, but there is something so deliciously relaxing about a few days away sans l(...)

Playas de Papagayo, Lanzarote: The Canary Islands are among the most popular sun destinations at this time of year.

Some 390,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this weekend, up 6 per cent on last Easter, according to airport authority DAA. (...)

The 2,850-guest Celebrity Eclipse arriving into Dublin to become the first cruise ship to be based  at the port. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish and UK cruise passenger numbers hit a record two million last year, figures from the Cruise Lines International Association show. The associati(...)

Cork Airport: more than 2.6 million passengers are expected to travel through it this year. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork Airport has added eight new routes to its schedule for the summer, with new services to Croatia, France, Italy, Hungary and Poland. Both Aer Lin(...)

Ryanair is to increase its flights to Lisbon.

Ryanair will fly two new routes from Dublin and Knock and expand services from other Irish airports next winter, the airline said on Tuesday. The car(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster  speaks to the media outside   St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster has strongly reiterated her view that Northern Ireland leaves the European Union on exactly the same te(...)

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