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Robin Meredith in Almuñécar, a small town on the coast of Granada where he lives with his girlfriend Ieva

Robin Meredith is from Ballinteer in Dublin. After living in Australia for two years, he moved to Granada in Spain, where he has lived for more than s(...)

Robin Meredith in Granada

Each week Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Robin Meredith, who is originally from Ballintee(...)

Theo Dorgan and Cormac Breathnach. Photograph: Alan Betson

“We were all walking out into new ground,” poet Theo Dorgan says of the making of Loco por Lorca, a celebration of the great Spanish poet, which embra(...)

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(...)

 Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Hugh O’Conor is pondering the years after his breakthrough role in My Left Foot. “I didn’t do some jobs I was offered,” he says. “My parents said I h(...)

 Ireland’s Hannah Matthews in action in last year’s World Cup. Photograph: Joe Toth/Inpho

Ireland 3 Spain 3 Ireland were denied victory by Spain in the last play in their second Test match in Granada this week, denying them a famous comeba(...)

Ireland’s Nicola Evans is fouled by India’s Sunita Lakra during   last year’s Hockey World Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

After drawing their opening game against India in Murcia on Friday Ireland went down to a 3-0 defeat to the same opposition on Sunday, the squad now (...)

Nobody’s fool:  Anthony Hopkins. Photograph: Ed Miller

King Lear Monday, BBC Two, 9.30pm A mad king rules over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England, and pretty soon everything descends into chao(...)

Ian Gibson: ‘I didn’t want to die without revising the book, it was a moral obligation’

Ian Gibson has spent the last four decades living and working in Spain, so it’s rather ironic that as he sits down in a bar in central Madrid with The(...)

‘Historia del Huerfano’, or The Orphan’s Story, charts the progress of a 14-year-old Spaniard who leaves Granada and heads to the Americas to seek his fortune. File photograph: iStock

Four hundred years after it was written, a lost and supposedly cursed Golden Age novel chronicling the splendour, adventure and violence of Spain’s im(...)

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