Wish you were here? While  countries across Europe are beginning to reopen their tourist markets, Irish people still have no idea if they are coming or going. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish holidaymakers who had hoped to see even an outline of their summer plans emerging from the fog of confusion created by the Covid-19 pandemic wil(...)

A waiter serves visitors in a roof-top cafe of a hotel in central Athens, on the first day of the opening of hotels in Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Irish holidaymakers will not be barred from travelling to Greece once the country re-opens to tourists later this month despite reports late last week(...)

 People enjoy a warm day at the beach in Melilla   after Spain’s government reopened mostly all   beaches on Monday. Photograph: FG Guerrero/EPA

Swimmers and sunbathers turned out in droves on Monday as Spain reopened nearly all its beaches as part of government steps to revive a devastated tou(...)

Spanish minister for transport José Luis Ábalos denied having a meeting with Venezuelan vice-president Delcy Rodríguez in Madrid last month. Photograph: EPA/Ballesteros

A Spanish government minister is fending off calls to resign over an encounter he had last month with Venezuelan vice-president Delcy Rodríguez in Mad(...)

People react to the verdict outside Lledoners jail in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, where Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras was jailed. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images.

Spain’s supreme court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan independence leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in a f(...)

Italian deputy PM and leader of the League party Matteo Salvini: said the boats were not Rome’s problem. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he was working to prevent two rescue ships operated by French and Spanish charities from brin(...)

Aer Lingus parent IAG said in a statement it would suspend the voting rights of any shares acquired by a relevant non-EU person and require the owner to sell the shares to a third party or to the airline group itself. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

IAG, the owner of Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia airlines, said it would cap ownership of its shares by non-Europeans at the current 47.5 perc(...)

Brussels is to give airline groups a seven-month deadline to overhaul their shareholder make-up in order to retain full flying rights within the EU if Britain crashes out of the bloc without a deal next month. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Brussels is to give airline groups such as Ryanair and IAG, owner of British Airways and Iberia, a seven-month deadline to overhaul their shareholder (...)

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy during a motion of no confidence debate at parliament in Madrid on Thursday. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/Reuters

The political career of Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy appeared to be over on Thursday as support for a no-confidence motion against him gathere(...)