Blue Plate Cabs

Blue plate cabs are the answer to all your transport needs when arriving in Malaga Province. From a simple journey to or from the airport, to group transport for weddings or golf outings. They have the latest technology for booking your transport requirements.

In addition, you have a fixed price when you book so no doubt about the cost of your journey. There are no hidden costs with BPC. All fares are fixed at point of booking and include all taxes, tolls & fees. All of their cars are new and carry the Blue plate of registered private hire cars in Spain giving you the security and knowledge that your safety and security starts from the moment you book your ride!

All of their drivers are English speaking (as well as other languages) and better still they will give you the drivers name before you travel so to be properly introduced.

This really is the future for all your transport needs.

Blue Plate Cabs is a revolutionary private taxi company providing high quality, safe and reliable transport services at fair prices We only charge for distance travelled and not time spent in the vehicle We launched in January 2019 and are now the biggest independent taxi company on the Costa Del Sol.

We serve each client in a personalized way (from individuals to groups) and we have vehicles adapted for all types of disabilities. Our drivers are experienced in customer service and they all speak English and Spanish.

Electrical Appliances

DTodo store is a retailer of all types of electrical appliances. They have a large, well laid out showroom less than 1km from the AP7 and directly across the street from the Endesa office for Benalmadena.

The showroom is a delight and the people are well informed and very helpful. They can supply nearly every type of electrical appliance, and in most cases, deliver it on the same day and provide you with a 2 year guarantee for your purchase. They are particularly in-tune with the needs of the expat community here in Spain and ‘Luis’ will be more than happy to answer your enquiries either in person or by telephone on any of the contact numbers in their ad.

Lawbird Legal Services

Lawbird……The Reliable Choice.

Lawbird is a firm of Spanish Lawyers specialized in property law, corporate law, litigation and immigration law. The firm was established in 2000 by Antonio Flores and his brother Inigo, and currently employs around 30 staff members.

Lawbird provides legal advice and services to a wide range of clients from the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States and many other countries around the world. The operation is supported by a talented team comprised of experienced lawyers, paralegals and administrative staff. This team of dedicated employees is the backbone of this ethical and longstanding company.

 We work by a code of solid ethics and strong values. 
Antonio Flores, Director

Our mission is to become the most trustworthy and reliable English-speaking law firm in Spain, delivering a hassle-free, independent service of the highest quality and best value, whilst providing customers with full support and assistance enabling them to conduct any personal or business activity in Spain with confidence.

We have committed ourselves to provide the best possible service to our clients, and therefore we avoid any sort of business relationship that may compromise our independency.

Lawbird Legal Services SLP

Telephone  – 0034 952 861 890

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Live on eire

Live on Eire is Spain’s only dedicated Irish radio programme. It is broadcast on Monday evenings from 6pm CET on Talk Radio Europe (TRE). The programme is presented by Irish broadcaster Ger Sweeney.

Live on Eire focuses on the connections that exist between Ireland and Spain. The programme features events that happen in Ireland that are of interest to the significant Irish community in Spain and further afield. Ger also features events happening in Spain that are of interest to the Irish living here and in other countries across the world as TRE has a significant worldwide audience. The music on the programme is strictly Irish – either Irish music or Irish artists. ger is always eagre to hear from Irish artists.

According to the Cervantes Institute yearbook “Spanish in the World 2018” there are 577 million Spanish-speakers in the world. Accordingly, the programme often looks to Spanish-speaking countries across Latin America to explore the links between them and Ireland. And there are many!

Talk Radio Europe can be heard on FM along the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, Mallorca and in Gibraltar. More information on TRE is available on the station’s website

St. Patrick’s Day 2020

Statement re St. Patrick’s celebrations 2020 in Torremolinos and Benalmadena

The Irish Association of Spain wishes to announce that the St. Patrick’s celebrations in Torremolinos and Benalmadena scheduled for Saturday (14th March 2020) have been postponed. The reason for this is the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus and the recent escalation in numbers affected.

This is the last course of action we wanted to take but we have been monitoring the global spread of the virus in recent weeks and in the past 10 days in particular. The decision to cancel events and public gatherings across the world have been coming quite quickly. We note that some are cancelled/postponed by agreement or voluntarily but in many cases the decision has been made by governments, local authorities or health departments.

The Irish Association of Spain has been in constant contact with authorities in recent weeks and we would like to thank them for their assistance. However, as things in Spain have developed in recent days, we were advised on Tuesday that while there was no immediate plan to cancel, postpone or curtail public events or gatherings there was no guarantee that the situation would remain so. We were advised to decide for ourselves. I spent a few hours this afternoon consulting members of the Association and following deliberations it was agreed that we should, in the best interests of all concerned take the difficult but responsible decision to postpone our celebrations.

Apart from members of the public intending to attend the festivities, the decision affects almost 30 people who were scheduled to entertain the audiences in both locations. It directly impacts four local bars, caterers, sound engineers, stage crew and marshalling volunteers. Charitable organisations were also due to have staff in attendance to raise funds for their respective organisations. The safety and wellbeing of these people was paramount in making the decision. We have a responsibility to all of these people and need to commit to them. Our decision to postpone was communicated to them before going public and each one agreed with our rationale and were very supportive of our decision”.

We acknowledge that there will be disappointment in the communities affected by this decision but we are in unchartered waters here. This Coronavirus has caused people across the world to make tough decisions for the good of others and that is what we believe we did today. The Irish Association of Spain exists to help people and to lead the way in some cases like with the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. I believe that our decision today keeps us true to those principles.

We in the Irish Association consider this a postponement and we are hopeful that in the coming months we will be able to host an event that will be a late celebration of St. Patrick and a Coronavirus-free world. I would like, on behalf of everyone in the Association thank the Town Halls in Torremolinos and Benalmadena for their co-operation and guidance, the acts that were scheduled to appear, the support crews that were going to work with us on the day, the media and the members of the public who were so excited and intent on coming along to our events. We look forward t0 seeing you all again soon.

Terry McKinley


Emerald Connection


Emerald Connection – The website that features “all things Irish”. Follow us on Twitter @EmeraldConnect1 and like us on Facebook @theemeraldconnection

You will find stories, blogs, interviews, radio broadcasts and some videos.

The Emerald Connection produces radio programmes including Live on Eire, Spain’s only dedicated Irish radio programme presented by Ger Sweeney. This is broadcast on Talk Radio Europe on Monday evenings from 6pm CET.

There is an audio service available on the site and this is used from time to time to offer an online broadcasting platform to various projects. This audio service is never silent so there is content there all the time. Tune in via the Emerald Connection Radio tab on the site

Stay Fit During Your Holidays

New Gym situated in Benalmadena of 1400 m with 2 collective classrooms, 350m2 outdoor training terrace. Spinning room with also virtual classes. Modern system with our own epic gym app where You can book and reserve classes and services. Personal trainers, physiotherapy, osteopathy, massage and nutrition. Exclusive parking for members. Easy access with own wristband for several services like parking, lockers and to buy in epic lounge.

More than 100 weekly classes that are all included! Salsa/Bachata, Epic pump, Spinning, Yoga, Kickboxing, Pilates, GAP, epic cross, Zumba, K1-Boxeo, Taichì y Boot camp. Kids classes every day: Kickboxing, Zumba and epic cross.

Telephone 951 769 839