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Sinéad Galvin with her daughter Caoimhe González Galvin, who will most likely never have to fight for an email address

Sinéad Galvin, who is from Listowel, Co Kerry, is an education consultant who helps families to find the best school for their child in Madrid. She is(...)

Before Covid-19 hit and grounded almost every airline’s entire fleet for months, Ryanair had a different policy when issuing refunds booked via third parties. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Barely a day has passed since the start of the pandemic that we haven’t heard from readers let down by airlines, online booking platforms, tour operat(...)

Police scuffle and detain an anti-government demonstrator during a protest in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo

Cuba’s communist revolution is one of the world’s great survivors. The Soviet Union may have crumbled, the Berlin Wall fallen and China and Vietnam tu(...)

Sarah Lavin in action in Lucerne last month. Photograph: Marc Schumacher/Inpho

Age: 27 Event: 100m hurdles Club: Emerald AC Patience and persistence in the face of injury finally paying off, Lavin became only the second Irish (...)

Iseult Harrington and her daughter Ana Rosa González Harrington, who is eight, on the 10 kilometre-long dry river bed that is now a green walkway running  through  Valencia

Iseult Harrington is from Menlo just outside Galway city. She left Ireland in February 2009 and went to Madrid where she worked with the Instituto Cer(...)

A nearly empty street on Wednesday in Pamplona, Spain, where the traditional San Fermin festival – or running of the bulls – has  been cancelled because of the pandemic for the second year in a row. Photograph: Jesus Diges/EPA

The Delta variant of Covid-19 and a surge in infections among younger, unvaccinated people have catapulted Spain’s coronavirus rate to the highest in (...)

Switzerland’s goalkeeper Yann Sommer after losing to Spain in the penalty shootout. Photograph: EPA

Understandably enough, ITV was having trouble focussing on the first of the Euro 2020 quarter-finals, the meeting of Spain and Switzerland, their thou(...)

Ireland’s Mark English will compete at his second Olympic Games in Tokyo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Closing time, and in the last round of orders for Tokyo Olympic qualification several more Irish athletes got their shout in just in the nick of time (...)

Jailed Catalan separatists leaders (from left) Jordi Sànchez, Oriol Junqueras, Jordi Turull, Joaquim Forn, Jordi Cuixart, Josep Rull and Raul Romeva  in Lledoners jail in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, in 2018. Photograph: Omnium Cultural/AFP/ Getty Images

The Spanish government has issued pardons for nine Catalan politicians and grass roots leaders convicted of sedition, while calling for an end to year(...)

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez speaking in Barcelona on Monday: ‘Time alone does not cure wounds, courage and willingness to take on our pain are also needed. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP via Getty Images

Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez has said he will issue pardons on Tuesday for nine jailed Catalan leaders, in a controversial effort to calm tens(...)

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