Lisbon

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 Torre de Belem tower overlooks the  river Tagus in Lisbon. Photograph:  Stock image

Hurtling around Portugal’s capital city on a tuk tuk tour gives you a real sense of the grand colonial history of the place and the stark contrast tha(...)

Web Summit’s founder Paddy Cosgrave was naive to think he could bring Marine Le Pen to the Lisbon event and get away with it without causing severe damage to his business and reputation. Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters

It is almost too easy to pillory the occasionally hubristic Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave for his epic miscalculation over the rescinded invitati(...)

‘Freedom of expression is a fundamental right,’ says Paddy Cosgrave. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has rescinded an invitation to far right politician Marine Le Pen to this year’s conference. In a series of tweets,(...)

Collections from Theo Dorgan, Seamus Heaney, Anne Haverty and James Harpur

Paris, Lisbon, Aarhus, Poland, India, Russia and, most of all, Armenia are among the places visited in Anne Haverty’s new book, A Break in the Journey(...)

Aer Lingus flies 10 times a-week between Cork and Amsterdam Schiphol, which is one of Europe’s biggest hubs.

Aer Lingus is facing demands to boost its Cork-to-Amsterdam service which the airline has cut back for the summer. The carrier flies 10 times a-week (...)

Zulu king Goodwill  Zwelithini greets ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa in January  2018 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. File photograph: Jabulani Langa/Daily Sun/Gallo Images/Getty Images

A Zulu king’s threat to undermine the chances of the African National Congress (ANC) at next year’s election has led the ruling party to exempt tribal(...)

The Lisbon coast

Restaurant deals in New York NYC Restaurant Week summer 2018 is in 26th year and reservations can be booked on NYCgo.com. A new prix-fixe lunch offer(...)

Cork City will take on Legia Warsaw of Poland in the Champions League first qualifying round. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cork City will face Legia Warsaw in the Champions League first qualifying round after the draw was made in Nyon on Tuesday morning. John Caulfield’s (...)

Louise Bruton: “Instead of finding the best price online, I have to phone and email and pester until I find a room in the area that will suit and I never really believe them until I arrive and examine the room myself.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

In the seven years that I’ve used a wheelchair, I’ve developed an extra layer of suspicion to my psyche and this really comes to the surface when I’m (...)

Siofra Coffey and her daughter, Riona Pagan (10). After a break from all medicines, Riona will undergo six rounds of chemotherapy which will be done at home.

A Dublin woman whose husband died of a brain tumour less than three years ago is now caring for her 10-year-old daughter as she continues treatment fo(...)

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