Tabasco

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The two oyster festivals taking place in Galway this month  – Clarinbridge and Galway city – celebrate the arrival of our native son

Though you may have missed it, the native oyster season began last Saturday (September 1st). The season runs with months with an “r” in it, so from Se(...)

Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador  with his wife Beatriz Gutierrez Muller as he addresses supporters in Mexico City. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Mexico’s next president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said on Monday he will seek to remain in Nafta along with the United States and Canada and that (...)

Mexico’s presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, standing for the coalition “Juntos haremos historia”, waves to supporters during the closing rally of his campaign at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City on Wednesday. Photograph: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

What’s the story and what is at stake? Latin America’s second largest economy will go to the polls on Sunday to choose its next president and a new c(...)

“Breathe!” Christian goes, because he’s genuinely worried that I’m going to have, like, a hort attack? “That’s it, Ross… In... And out… In… And out...(...)

Women hug while standing next to a destroyed house after an earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico. Photograph: Jorge Luis Plata/Reuters

The death toll from the massive earthquake that struck Mexico on Thursday night has risen to at least 90 after emergency services in the southern stat(...)

The temperature on planes plummets after take-off, with many of us reaching for a blanket to stay warm. Photograph: Getty Images

With between 90,000 and 100,000 of us passing through Dublin Airport and taking to the skies every day during the summer months, so we thought it was (...)

Beer braised pork carnitas with all the trimmings. Photograph: Donal Skehan

Traditionally, pork carnitas are braised in pork lard, but purists will have to excuse my slightly simplified version here which uses beer to slow bra(...)

Red Snapper

Gin is having its moment in the sun with the gin revival in full swing. Justin Green’s very aptly named Bertha’s Revenge,made from whey alcohol is a w(...)

The bus had left Villahermosa (right) in Tabasco state and was en route to Mexico City to the west when it crashed by the municipality of Juan Rodriguez Clara, the Veracruz government said. Photograph: Google Maps

At least 33 people were killed and four injured today when a bus crashed into the back of a truck in eastern Mexico and caught fire, the gover(...)

Spinning around

While slurping down slimy shellfish at Galway Oyster Festival last week, I may have hit upon the reason bivalves are believed to work wonders for the (...)