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‘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(...)

Caleta Beach in Cadiz.

Now that our children are getting a bit older, but still willing (or have no choice!) to travel with us, it’s easy to go a little off the beaten track(...)

Muslims  gather at Plaza de Catalunya to protest against terrorism in Barcelona on Monday evening. Photograph:  Sergio Perez/Reuters

If you take a turn off Las Ramblas and walk west for about five minutes you’ll notice a subtle change in the cityscape. The countless tapas bars and (...)

Heatwave: a boy cools off in Turin, in Italy. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty

Eleven southern and central European countries have issued extreme-heat warnings amid a brutal heatwave nicknamed Lucifer, with residents and tourists(...)

Neil Jordan: Last September, Variety described him a showrunner on Riviera.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Is it time to drag out the old saw about the ambitious starlet who was so stupid she slept with the writer? Too late. We’ve done it. Throughout Holly(...)

Arsenal  manager Arsene Wenger “couldn’t coach his way out of a paper bag”, according to   Tony Adams. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has revealed his future will be resolved at an Arsenal board meeting after the FA Cup final. The manager has yet to announce whether he (...)

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale lies injured during the Clasico defeat to Barcelona. Photo: Susana Vera/Reuters

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale looks set to miss the Champions League semi-final against city rivals Atletico after tests revealed he has a tear to hi(...)

Alana Walsh: ‘Vilanova is a beach town so in the summer I’ve everything I could want nearby.’

This article forms part of a new series for Irish Times Abroad on the opportunities worldwide for Irish teachers. Already teaching abroad? Tell (...)

Gillian Bowler:  ‘While personally charismatic, she was also viewed as a tough negotiator, well able to fight her corner in business.’ Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Businesswoman Gillian Bowler has died, aged 64. A pioneering and highly successful figure in the Irish travel trade through her company Budget Travel,(...)

Gillian Bowler, pictured during her time as Irish Life and Permanent chairwoman. Photograph: David Sleator

Gillian Bowler, pioneering founder of Budget Travel and one of the best-known figures in Irish business, has died following an illness. She was 64. M(...)

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