Pauline Sugrue in her kitchen-cookery classrom: “We were keen not to interfere with the house too much – what’s the point in having a modernised old house?” Photograph: Trevor McBride

Imagine learning to cook in an Edwardian bank building where the kitchen is the original banking hall and the old safe cleverly doubles as the cool sp(...)

Patricia García arrived from Spain in 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Living in a dormitory packed with bunk beds was not exactly what Patricia García had envisioned when she decided to leave her job as au pair in Arklow(...)

Juan Pujol Garcia, Britain’s most important double agent of the Second World War who almost had his cover blown because his homesick wife could not stand living in England. Photograph: The National Archives/PA Wire

The success of the D-day landings was put at risk by the marital problems of the double agent at the heart of Britain’s elaborate wartime deception o(...)

Securing a new summer service between Cork and Madrid is part of the planned expansion of Cork Airport and has the potential to bring thousands of Spa(...)

The scene outside the Spanish embassy in Tripoli early on Tuesday morning. Photograph: @alwasatengnews

A bomb exploded in front of the Spanish embassy in the Libyan capital late on Monday, residents said, the latest in a string of attacks on foreign mi(...)

The Kingdom of Spain sought a court order that because it was a sovereign state it could not be made amenable to the jurisdiction of the Irish courts.

A judge has struck out an application by the Kingdom of Spain for a declaration that it could not be sued for a rent arrears debt on its commercial of(...)

Alafair Burke: All Day and a Night is a satisfyingly complex and emotionally charged police procedural

Some crime- and mystery-fiction fans prefer to see the genre’s traditions observed while others welcome an author who can approach the conventions in (...)

Members of the Garda near the scene where the scene where Dean Fitzpatrick was fatally stabbed in Northen Cross, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Gardaí believe the evidence of people who witnessed the fatal stabbing of Dean Fitzpatrick will be key to determining the nature of the criminal charg(...)