San Sebastián

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Queue outside Bar Nestor

The Basque Country is a tour de force in high-end gastronomy; it has one of the world’s highest concentration of Michelin stars per km sq and per popu(...)

US actor Johnny Depp receives the Donostia Award for his career, in the 69th San Sebastian Film Festival. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/AFP via Getty

Johnny Depp presented himself as a victim of “cancel culture”, which he says has spread across the cinema industry, as he took centre stage at a prest(...)

Basque in the spotlight: Barry Manley performs stand-up in San Sebastián

Barry Manley, from Bandon, Co Cork, lives in the Basque Country, where he is a freelance English teacher. For the past decade he has performed stand-u(...)

Johnny Depp at the Royal Courts of Justice in London in July 2020. Depp unsuccessfully sued the Sun’s newspaper publisher News Group Newspapers over claims he abused his ex-wife, US actor Amber Heard. Photograph:  EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

Johnny Depp is to receive a lifetime achievement award from the San Sebastián film festival. In a statement on its website, the festival, based in th(...)

  Eddie Dunbar during the  UCI Road World Championships in 2019: racing cyclist says his training has gone perfectly ahead of the Olympics road race. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

In a normal year it is easy to know which riders will shine in a major competition held six days after the Tour de France: those who did the Tour. The(...)

The higher-level Spanish exam was nice and manageable with plenty of time and choice for candidates, according to teachers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The higher-level Spanish exam was nice and manageable with plenty of time and choice for candidates, according to teachers. However, David McArdle, A(...)

Have you ever taken a last-minute flight to another city just to eat in a restaurant? What about emptying your bank account to eat a Michelin-starred (...)

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.

Sun holidays are virtually synonymous with Spain, which receives more than two million Irish visitors every year. The beaches of the south coa(...)

Thanks to the internet, we have never had so much access to information about restaurants. Photograph: iStock

Eating out on holiday is considered a treat. And on one level, it is. You have enough cash to blow on a plate of pasta puttanesca that tastes the same(...)

Director Woody Allen: No matter what happens in my life, I focus on my work. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Woody Allen has no plans to give up film-making despite the years of controversy that has dogged his directing career. “I never think of retiring. It’(...)

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