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While we shudder quietly over the story in The Mirror of the elderly British tourist who found ‘too many Spaniards’ on her Benidorm holiday (here) – the Spanish version found in 20 Minutos is not so kind – and the report in The Sun which says that sneaky Spanish inspectors are ‘counting the towels’ draped on the terraces to find the illegal apartment rentals, and the ‘go ahead and jump’ advice to those tourists in Barcelona with a balcony (here in Público and here in The Daily Mail), we can begin – those of us who don’t own souvenir shops or flag-waving bars – to consider that it’s now the second-half of August: not long left before this splendid and beautiful country settles down to the quieter season, when we residents will once again be able to appreciate our surroundings – and wonder why we are never mentioned or considered in the tourist-hungry literature of the Spanish resorts despite our wealth, support and evident enthusiasm for this, our chosen country of residence.

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All these immigrants washing ashore, hiding in the glove-box over on the ferry or climbing over the high (yet oddly un-electrified) fence into Spain’s North African city-states. They are hungry in the Sub-Sahara and they are looking for a better life. Many of them will end up with jobs that no European will do – from working for a pittance in the plastic farms of Almería to importuning irritated tourists on the beach who already have a pair of sun glasses, thank you.

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We were going to run an editorial on the wretched taxi-drivers and their inconvenient strike – based on the ‘unfair competition’ provided by cheaper services like Cabify and Uber. But, Spain is so much better than this. Here’s The Economist making precisely this point in a special report published last week called ‘Can Spain become a normal European country?’ The introduction ends with ‘...The consensus underlying the 1978 constitution was that Spain should become a normal European country. It was a rejection of the idea that “Spain is different”, in the words of a Franco-era tourist poster.

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Spain has been involved in the past couple of years with a serious examination on how it treats its women. The subject is very important, and rape, physical harm or threat, unequal pay, different rules and habits should not be considered acceptable in a civilised nation. The new government is closer to society’s demands on the treatment of women in Spain and much is being made, for example, of the ‘manada’ creatures who raped a young woman two years ago in the San Fermín fiestas in Pamplona. A few later cases have also talked of manadas, predatory ‘herds’, involved here and there in group rape (regardless of what word the judges might prefer). Sex should be understood within the bounds of ‘no means no’, but to extend this – as now proposed by the vice-president Carmen Calvo – to ‘yes means yes’ is a trifle silly. We must stay within the realms of common sense.

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It must be hard being Royalty in Spain. A dynasty returned to the front line by Francisco Franco himself. If Juan Carlos I was popular at the onset, and more so following his defence of democracy following the attempted coup of Antonio Tejero (who is still going strong by the way) and others back in 1981 (Wiki), then his later exploits have seriously dimmed that zeal among his erstwhile subjects. While much could be said for his good points, the business with the elephants in Botswana, the girlfriend on the side in the Mallorca palace and now, the apparent revelations of his commissions and business dealings have put his popularity at an all time low. No wonder, we might think, that he abdicated when he did. Indeed, the future of the Bourbons is now held by Felipe VI, who, to give him his due, has proved to be an able and blameless Monarch.

Music of the Loom

19 Julio 2018 104 votos

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Weaving has a long connection to music, particularly in Ireland. We talked to Tommy Sands - singer, songwriter, broadcaster, and member of touring group The Sands Family - about how the rhythm of the loom is deeply engrained into folk music. 

Business over Tapas July 5 2018 Nº 263

05 Julio 2018 230 votos

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We are defended from the threat of ‘invasive species’ by laws, the Ministry of the Environment and the sterling is sometimes arbitrary work of the ecologists. Without them, Spain would be full of peculiar animals, fish, birds and plant-life.

As we know, it pretty much is anyway.

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Being on the mailing list of most newspapers and a number of political organisations, Business over Tapas recently received a notice from la Asociación de Municipios en Defensa del Desarrollo Sostenible y contra la Despoblación about the dying villages of Almería.

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Pedro Sánchez appears not to be enjoying the usual hundred days afforded to new leaders in Spain, at least by the Media and the opposition parties – but the voting public however appear to like him. His cabinet – usually these things can take a month to resolve – was chosen in just a few days, and already one of his ministers has fallen on his sword.

Business over Tapas June 7 2018 Nº 260

07 Junio 2018 378 votos

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*Next week, Business over Tapas is taking a break. We return on June 21st.

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Dublin.– Language learning has the potential to build empathy between groups in conflict and help revise destructive understandings of history, according to researchers in Trinity College Dublin, who have conducted a study of the Turas Irish-language centre in East Belfast.

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Acto de inauguración na Facultade de Filoloxía

O reitor da Universidade de Santiago, Juan Viaño, inaugurou este xoves o XVII Congreso Internacional da Asociación Española de Estudos Irlandeses, un encontro anual que reúne a todas aquelas persoas que comparten o interese pola historia, sociedade, arte e literatura de Irlanda, co obxectivo de intercambiar información sobre esta cultura.

APEDANICA pide transparencia al Defensor de Pueblo y cuestiona conflictos de intereses de abogados

16-08-2018 Hits:36 Jurídico Xornal de Galicia

Dr. (PhD) Miguel Gallardo perito judicial Teléfono  902998352 E-mail: apedanica.ong@gmail.com Asociación... Read more

Business over Tapas August 16 2018 Nº 269

16-08-2018 Hits:51 Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra Xornal de Galicia

Editorial: While we shudder quietly over the story in The... Read more

Business over Tapas August 9 2018 Nº 268

09-08-2018 Hits:130 Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra Xornal de Galicia

Editorial: All these immigrants washing ashore, hiding in the glove-box... Read more

Prestamos online, la ayuda de moda en verano.

08-08-2018 Hits:113 Comunicados Xornal de Galicia

Los préstamos online en verano tienen un incremento en su... Read more

Muestra del Dialecto Barranqueño. Sus rasgoscaracterísticos sin establecer relaciones de covariación entre hechos lingii…

08-08-2018 Hits:89 Lenguas Minoritarias y Coficiales por José Antonio Sierra Xornal de Galicia

Náo Náo Náo tem aquilo ¡it parece que aquilo agora... Read more

Claves de sistema judicial LexNET objeto de extorsión a abogado en denuncia al CNI y Ministerio de Justicia

07-08-2018 Hits:105 Jurídico Xornal de Galicia

Dr. (PhD) Miguel Gallardo PERITO JUDICIAL Tel. (+34)  902998352 E-mail:... Read more

¿Cual es la mejor opción para vender un coche?

03-08-2018 Hits:121 Comunicados Xornal de Galicia

  Cualquier propietario de un coche, sabe por regla general que... Read more

Guardia Civil investiga pagos de la Generalitat de Catalunya a Google por el Procés y referendum 1-O

02-08-2018 Hits:152 Jurídico Xornal de Galicia

Dr. (PhD) Miguel Gallardo perito judicial Teléfono  902998352 E-mail: apedanica.ong@gmail.com Asociación... Read more

Business over Tapas August 2 2018 Nº 267

02-08-2018 Hits:132 Mundo Celta por José Antonio Sierra Xornal de Galicia

Editorial: We were going to run an editorial on the... Read more

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