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Colm Rush holding his olive comb in the grove in Catalonia

Colm Rush, who is originally from Dublin, has taught English in Spain, Italy, Cyprus and Tunisia, as well as in Ireland and England. He sett(...)

Participants running next to Nunez del Cuvillo fighting bulls and steers during the 2019 San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain. File photograph: Jaime Reina/AFP via Getty Images

The mayor of the Spanish city of Pamplona on Monday cancelled the San Fermin festival, including its famous bull runs, for a second year because of t(...)

Robinson in action for Ireland in 1984. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Michael Robinson won. It is important to remember that in the week he lost his life to cancer. Robinson won at football – the medals on the table, cap(...)

The victim was awarded €12,000 compensation for an attack the court described as “extremely intense and particularly degrading”

A Spanish court’s decision to convict five men of sexually abusing a teenager, rather than finding them guilty of the more serious crime of rape, has (...)

File photograph: Getty Images

Last week, former president of UCD Students’ Union Katie Ascough claimed that, in her time at UCD, she “experienced an endemic and tangible hostility (...)

A still image from a recent video by Gemma O’Doherty on YouTube.

Last week Google terminated the YouTube account of Irish journalist Gemma O’Doherty, alleging that she had violated their hate speech policies. The vi(...)

 Popular Party leadership candidate  Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría  in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images

It’s mid-morning in El Mirón and the main square is empty, except for a large stork, which glides overhead to its nest on top of the church nearby. Th(...)

Sinéad Gibney and Des Bishop

What is your spirit animal? Des Do you not know yours? Sinéad No. Des Well, I always thought my spirit animal was a dolphin, but whe(...)

People shout slogans while holding signs during a protest outside the City of Justice in Valencia, Spain in April. Photograph: Heino Kalis/Retuers

Five men who were found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman at the July 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain, were released on bai(...)

Britain’s home secretary Sajid Javid leaves after attending the weekly meeting of the cabinet at Downing Street in London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

On this week’s World View podcast, London Editor Denis Staunton reports on the appointment of Conservative MP Sajid Javid as home secretary following (...)

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