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Irish ambassador to Spain Síle Maguire and the Mayor of Valladolid Oscar Puente at the dig site.  Photograph: Francisco Javier de las Heras

Archaeologists in Valladolid in Spain attempting to identify the remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell are examining 16 skeletons they have found in the place(...)

Catherine Cleary at Beach House in Tramore. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Restaurants have reopened, but Catherine Cleary is moving on as Irish Times food critic. Before she goes, she tries out socially distant dining in (...)

The man was diving from rocks near Nohoval Cove in Co Cork when it is believed his foot caught and he landed on rocks. File photograph: John M/Geograph.org.uk (cc-by-sa/2.0)

A 35-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital in Cork after he suffered serious spinal injuries while diving from rocks off the south coast this af(...)

Site of the dig. Photograph: City of Valladolid

On many occasions Vincent O’Donnell, a retired primary school teacher from outside Donegal town, has led family members on a melancholy pilgrimage to (...)

WE PICK OUT SOME CREATIVE WAYS TO SPEND THE WARMER MONTHS AS COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS GRADUALLY EASE Things you can do this weekend and all summer (...)

Kirstie Keohane in the Yarra Valley in Victoria. She is disappointed at how the Australian government is treating backpackers

When Denise Daly arrived in Australia last November, she never imagined living in a working hostel with 80 other backpackers during a pandemic. But w(...)

Skull found at the entrance of the chapel.

Spanish archaeologists searching for the remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell have discovered two coffins, a skull and a complete body at the site they belie(...)

An image from day five of the dig on Valladolid’s Constitution Street, in Spain on Friday. Photograph: Twitter

Spanish archaeologists will on Monday begin a dig inside the remains of a chapel where they are “quite sure” Red Hugh O’Donnell is buried. A week-lo(...)

On day five of the dig in Valladolid’s Constitution Street on Friday, the archaeologists recovered human remains. Photograph: Twitter

Archaeologists in Spain have found part of a skull and a femur (thigh bone) in their search for the remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell, one of the great tr(...)

 Florence Nightingale: born on May 12th, 1820.  Photograph: Getty Images

Of the 110,000 British soldiers who took part in the Crimean War between October 1853 and February 1856, about 2,700 were killed in battle, 2,000 othe(...)

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