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Kieran Paul Osbourne is originally from Antrim but now lives in Madrid
Welcome to my place. . . Madrid
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  • February 10, 2019, 06:00

Kieran Osborne was born in Belfast in 1957. He went to Madrid in 1979 and in 1980 started work as a teacher of English in a private school, Colegio Re(...)

A firefighter is silhouetted by a burning home along Pacific Coast Highway during the Woolsey Fire in California.  Photograph: AFP

Convoys of fire engines rumbled through the smouldering northern California town of Paradise on Tuesday on their way to combat still-active sections o(...)

Chimneys were all that remained of some residences gutted by fire in Paradise, California.  Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Even in a state hardened to the ravages of wildfires, the infernos that raged at both ends of California on Friday were overpowering. At least nine p(...)

Interior designer Arlene McIntyre   revamped a large property in Castleknock, Co Dublin.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

“The previous owner of this house, was clearly a fan of the TV show The Love Boat,” says Arlene McIntyre, of Ventura Design, the interiors firm tasked(...)

A seascape from the Giles Norman  West Cork 2017 collection

We’ve all had the experience of being inspired to visit a place by gorgeous photographs, and then being hugely disappointed by the reality. There’s th(...)

 An aerial view from a Ventura County Sheriff helicopter shows a site damaged by mudslide in Montecito, California. Photograph: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office/Reuters

Rescue crews with dogs and thermal-imaging equipment searched the hills around wealthy Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday for up to two dozen peo(...)

Firefighters watch the Thomas wildfire in the hills outside Montecito, California, on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

A raging California wildfire powered by fierce winds grew into the third-largest in state history last night as forced evacuations turned neighbourhoo(...)

Fire fighters attack the Thomas Fire’s north flank with backfires as they continue to fight a massive wildfire north of Los Angeles, near Ojai , California. Photograph: Gene Blevins/Reuters

Firefighters hope to gain further control on Tuesday of a wildfire, the fifth-largest in California’s history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry (...)

Firefighters tackle flames as they advance on homes  in Carpinteria, California. Photograph: Reuters

The largest California wildfire advanced on coastal towns near Santa Barbara on Sunday, stoked by the gusty winds and dry conditions that have fuelled(...)

Volunteers rescue horses at a stable during the ‘Lilac fire’ in Bonsall, California, on Thursday. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structure(...)

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