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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(...)

A police officer passes by a forensic expert after  a knife attack on the streets of Vienna, Austria. Photograph: AP Photo/Ronald Zak

Three people were seriously injured in a knife attack in the Austrian capital Vienna on Wednesday evening, the Austrian Press Agency (APA) has quoted(...)

File photograph of Sergei Skripal at a hearing at the Moscow military district court, Russia, in August 2006. File photograph: Kommersant/Yuri Senatorov via Reuters

The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was deliberately poisoned with a nerve agent in a case that is now being treated as attempted murder, the police(...)

Zara’s Planet: people told Zara Stassin that her equestrian-holiday company would never work. Today she sends more than 1,600 people to their own horsey heaven in more than 30 countries

Anyone over 40 will remember how the late, great Gillian Bowler put package holidays on the map here with Budget Travel. The original low-cost-marketi(...)

According to Reptrak, Dublin’s reputation improved across all measurements compared to 2017.  Photograph: Donal Murphy

Dublin’s reputation is stronger than those of Madrid, San Francisco and New York, a new study shows. City Reptrak, which rates cites where people wou(...)

The dog interacts with a touchscreen game – by nose, not paws – in order to carry out simple tasks in exchange for a treat.

You can – and should – teach old dogs new tricks, say cognitive biologists at the Messerli Research Institute in Vienna, where a brain training app is(...)

UK Brexit secretary David Davis: “We are a leading proponent of the rules based international system,” he told an audience in Vienna. Photograph:  Roland Schlager/EPA

Brexit secretary David Davis has called for state aid rules to continue to apply in both Britain and the European Union to ensure fair competition af(...)

Britain will on Tuesday seek to reassure the EU that it will not lower regulatory standards after Brexit, promising to lead “a race to the top” in glo(...)

“Not satisfied with the sealed packages and bits of bone displayed elsewhere, Rome’s Basilica of Santa Maria displays a skull discovered in the early 1800s which it claims to be that of St Valentine himself, wearing a crown of flowers.”

Love is in the air today when couples flock to Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin and the Shrine of St Valentine. The reliquary contains a vessel “ti(...)

Sean Óg Ó Duinnín who plays Sir Henry in the musical which comes to Cork’s Opera House for one night only on February 13.

He may not have given his name to Cork’s most famous rock venue which once played host to a fledgling Nirvana but what matter, Leeside’s most famous l(...)

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