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President Michael D Higgins has laid a floral tribute in the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in memory of those killed in the train crash near the(...)

Nicolas Roche wins the second stage of the Spanish Vuelta. AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar

Ireland’s Nicolas Roche clinched a solo stage victory and moved into second overall as favourite Vincenzo Nibali seized the lead in the Vuelta a Es(...)

Spain’s Princess Elena (left), Princess Letizia (rear centre) and Prince Felipe (right) comfort relatives of the train crash victims at the end of a funeral mass at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 29th. Photograph: AP

Minutes past midnight in the square fronting the flamboyant baroque cathedral in Spain’s Santiago de Compostela, a solitary besuited figure looks up. (...)

Rosalia Mera co-founded Inditex with Amancio Ortega, her then husband, in their native Galicia as a manufacturer of bathrobes. They later turned to making women’s clothing and opened the first Zara store in 1975.

Rosalia Mera, a former Spanish seamstress who co-founded the Zara clothes empire and eventually became the country’s richest woman, has died aged 69 a(...)

Wreckage of the front locomotive stands on the road while workers repair the railway in Angrois in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

The boss of Spain’s national train operator has told a parliamentary commission that the company has begun a review of safety in the wake of the railw(...)

 The  engine from the train that crashed on Wednesday some   20km from Santiago de Compostela, killing 78 people,  lies   in a warehouse in Escravitude today. Photograph:   David Ramos/Getty Images

A train driver suspected of causing Spain’s worst train disaster for decades has has been formally accused of reckless homicide, the country’s interio(...)

A rail worker stands next to the wreckage of a high speed Renfe train which crashed near  Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday, killing 78 and injuring 170 others. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images.

A train driver suspected of causing Spain’s deadliest train disaster for 70 years has refused to answer police questions, Spanish officials have co(...)

 Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy (right) arrives at the scene of a train crash that killed at least 77 people on July 25th, 2013 at Angrois near Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Photograph: Reuters

Spain’s embattled prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, already beset by political and economic difficulties, faced severe embarrassment yesterday after it e(...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy (C) arrives at the scene of a train crash that killed at least 77 people  near Santiago de Compostela. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has written to Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy expressing sympathy on behalf of the Irish people to those injured in the cra(...)

“Havana was a European city longer than any other in the western hemisphere and it still shows.” Photograph: Roxana Gonzalez/Getty Images

Brigadier general Alexander O’Reilly, the Dubliner who had quit his country and joined the Flight of the Wild Geese, had a great deal to do on (...)

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