Bernard O’Shea and Karl Spain

To what do you owe a parent? Karl: Developing comedy muscles. My mum passed away 15 years ago. She was a very determined woman. I got my intelligence(...)

The striking Roque de Agando at sunrise. Photograph: Getty Images

With the heavy iron key that looked like a prop from a Harry Potter film, Pedro opened the old wooden door and I peered down into the well. As my eyes(...)

Damage was progressively reduced as the thickness of applied sunscreen increased. Photograph: iStock

Sunscreen that is spread on the skin too thinly may provide less than half the expected degree of protection, a study has shown. Scientists analysed (...)

The first sign, the first obvious sign, was a conversation with the husband. It was one of those late night, intimate conversations when the kids are (...)

Ireland has been transformed as a society by the introduction of free second-level education 50 years ago which enabled children to build careers base(...)

While the south of Gran Canaria may be more popular with tourists, Las Palmas has a lot to offer. Photograph: Getty Images

We’re sitting atop a hill outside Las Coloradas, a little village on Gran Canaria’s most north-easterly point, with a birds-eye view of the sunset spi(...)

Declan Homan leaving the Four Courts  after he was awarded  damages following his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A van driver who claimed he hurt his back when a mattress he was delivering was lifted by a gust of wind into the air, draggging him four metres, has (...)

Carter Carson

A nine-year-old boy killed in a hit and run on the Spanish island of Tenerife has been described a “happy go lucky wee boy”. Carter Carson, from Newt(...)

Mediterranean sun: Aphrodite’s Rock, in Cyprus

Spain: Canaries and Costa del Sol You might find a big discount on a trip to Gran Canaria, with prices from €467 per person sharing, and across the C(...)

 Declan Homan from Island Lodge, Walsh Island, Co Offaly pictured leaving the Four Courts  after the opening day of his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Collins Courts

A van driver, who claims he hurt his back when a mattress he was delivering was lifted by a gust of wind into the air and carried him for 12ft before (...)

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