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Staycity chief executive Tom Walsh: ‘We are on target to deliver revenues of over €100 million in 2020.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish aparthotel operator Staycity has reported record occupancy rates across its 3,000-strong portfolio and said it is on target to deliver revenues (...)

Patrick Houlihan (left) is originally from Tralee, Co Kerry, but now lives in Cupramontana, Le Marche, Italy where he runs a B&B with his partner Enzo Fazio

Patrick Houlihan, originally from Tralee, Co Kerry, now lives in Cupramontana, Le Marche, Italy, where he runs a B&B.  When did you leave Ir(...)

Tourists soak up the afternoon light in Piazza San Marco following recent floods in Venice, Italy. Photograph: Bloomberg

Tourists are shunning Venice after a series of exceptionally high tides last month, with a sharp decline in hotel bookings bringing fresh economic woe(...)

Breffni O’Connor (30), is believed to have slipped into the water at the port of Ancona on the Adriatic Sea after returning to a yacht from a local disco in the early hours of Saturday morning. File photograph: Facebook

The Irish woman who died in Italy while working as a crewhand on a yacht has been identified as Breffni O’Connor, from the Adare-Kildimo area in Co Li(...)

A man walks in flooded St Mark’s Square in Venice during ‘acqua alta’, or high water, of 160cm, on Sunday. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Reeling from devastating floods this week, Venice suffered another exceptional high tide on Sunday, with the water peaking at 1.5m, marking the worst (...)

People row a small boat in high water in Venice on Friday.  The city is currently suffering its second-worst floods on record, with the high-water mark reaching 1.87m on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrea Merola/EPA

An exceptionally high tide hit Venice again on Friday just three days after the city suffered its worst flooding in more than 50 years, leaving square(...)

A man wearing waders  crosses St Mark’s square and passes  St Mark’s Basilica in Venice on Wednesday after an exceptional overnight high tide  of 187cm was recorded in the Italian lagoon city. Photograph:  Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images.

Venice’s mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after “apocalyptic” floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and(...)

 Venice crowds: tourists  near San Marco Square during the city’s famous traditional carnival. Photograph: iStock

A tourist is facing charges of kidnapping after allegedly holding a worker hostage at a bureau de change in Venice in a row over exchange rates. The m(...)

‘I just couldn’t imagine spending my old age sitting in front of the fire while the rain streamed down the windows outside.’

Retirement beckoned. I was living alone. My children were grown up and gone, pursuing their own lives, and I had been widowed for a long time. I suppo(...)

No thesis is being laid out. No conclusion is being drawn about the white male’s role in society

Even before Joker unexpectedly won the Golden Lion at Venice – following in the footsteps of Tarkovsky, Visconti and Cassavetes – the discourse had be(...)

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