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Dermot Corrigan
Dermot is an Irish writer and journalist who is now mostly based in Madrid. He writes regularly on various topics - sport, technology, the environment, business, travel and more - for a number of different publications in Ireland and the UK. These include Irish weekly newspaper the Sunday Business Post and UK football magazine When Saturday Comes. For more info see www.dermotcorrigan.com.

Tensions high ahead of Galician derby

Juan Carlos Valerón

Deportivo and Celta are no longer the Spanish football forces they once were, but there’s still plenty at stake in their Liga showdown.

March 15th, 2013 | Posted in Spain News, Sports | Read More »

Nacho a pawn in Mourinho’s battle with the Spanish media

Nacho takes to the field as Mourinho looks on.

Real Madrid reserve defender has been singled out for praise by journalists and studiously ignored by the Portuguese coach.

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Spain News, Sports | Read More »

Spain’s tax hike threatens La Liga’s appeal

Kaká (right) signs on the dotted line for Real Madrid. But Spain's new tax system makes playing in La Liga less attractive for the big earners.

The government’s decision to raise income tax will have a very high-profile casualty: Spain’s soccer teams, which must now negotiate contracts with players under vastly different terms.

January 16th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Real Madrid winning run leaves Mourinho smiling

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos. Mourinho has allowed his players to let their hair down lately.

La Liga’s most controversial coach has been remarkably reserved of late, reflecting the strong form of his players. But with a tough run of games to come in the next few weeks, Mourinho’s new-found calm will be tested.

November 17th, 2011 | Posted in Spain News, Sports | Read More »

The brains behind Levante’s La Liga fairytale

Francisco Catalán: the right man for a difficult job.

The players and coach of this small Spanish football team have been rightly lauded for their run in this season’s Liga, but a look behind the scenes shows that canny club president Francisco Catalán has also played a huge role.

November 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Spain News, Sports | Read More »

Every week is holy week in Seville

The cathedral in Seville, where Semana Santa isn't necessarily the best time to visit. Photo: flickr / Paco Abato.

Semana Santa is purportedly when the Andalusian capital comes to life, but you’d be surprised at how its religious and celebratory air continues throughout the rest of the year.

September 27th, 2011 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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