Some biographers claim William Lamport (1611-1657), from Co Wexford inspired the character of Zorro. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish in Latin America, an international touring exhibition on view this week at NUI Galway, contains some surprising facts about the impact (...)

Antonio Banderas in The Legend of Zorro. The character was inspired by the exploits of Irishman William Lamport

Think “Zorro”, and your brain tends to conjure up the image of a Mexican action hero complete with flashing eyes, swishing sword and swashing buckles.(...)

Antonio Banderas in The Legend of Zorro (2005). The Irish man who inspired the character Zorro was tried by the Spanish Inquisition, a new book has revealed.

The fate of the Irish man who inspired the character Zorro has been revealed in a new book about the Spanish Inquisition. William Lamport, from Co W(...)

 President Michael D Higgins with President Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City. Photograph:  Chris Bellew

President Michael D Higgins has spoken of the deep mutual appreciation between the Irish and Mexican people and the strong bonds in business, educatio(...)