Hat-trick hero: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates during Champions League quarter-final second leg victory over Bayern Munich. Photograph: Getty Images

There are supposed to be about 1,300 words in this article. It is tempting to just spend 1,287 of them listing the things that Cristiano Ronaldo has d(...)

 Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola: “I have read in Munich that without winning the Champions League, the work would not be complete. I must accept that.”  Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Diego Simeone admitted his Atlético side face a challenge tonight but has warned Bayern Munich to expect a battle at the Vicente Calderon. Madrid fac(...)

Elizabeth Aston  Senior adviser industry affairs, Amadeus IT Group Elizabeth Aston, neé Rogers, began her career in Irish tourism and with f(...)

Collaboration and empathy: Geraldine Byrne Nason, Samantha Power, Sonya Hyland, Patricia O’Brien and Barbara Jones

Samantha Power US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, was born in London to Irish parents and(...)

Simone Roche, Emma O’Carroll, Orla Kiely, Liz Kelsh, Ciara Hunt, Helen Lambert, Fiona Byrne, Breege O’Donoghue, Freida Gormley

Emma O'Carroll Textile specialist From Roscommon, the daughter of architects and one of a family of 12, O’Carroll started making and selling Aran(...)

The title refers to a chain of Chinese discount shops in Madrid - and it’s in those colourful aisles that Pablo Díaz-Reixa found inspiration for h(...)

Travel: Escape to España

Conil de la Frontera, Cadiz Why: This modern take on an Andalusian white town is within easy reach of Cadiz, Seville and Jerez, and boasts stretches (...)

 People gather for aJunts pel Sí (Together for the Yes)  rally in Barcelona on September 25th, 2015. Photograph:  Alex Caparros/Getty Images

It has been a tough couple of weeks for Catalonia’s independence movement. On February 10th, Jordi Pujol, the region’s former premier who is widely re(...)

George Gerard Mealy: ‘My father will regularly spin more than 100 lots in an hour, and up to 800 lots in a day. I would be lucky to get through the lots at half that pace.’

I’m the third generation to work in the family auctioneering business. Mealy’s Fine Art, based in Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny, holds four main auctions o(...)

Christopher Catney claims MI5 agents contacted him during a holiday in Spain and on his return to Belfast.

A west Belfast taxi driver has begun legal moves to stop alleged repeated approaches by MI5 agents. Christopher Catney has instructed his lawyer to (...)