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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Austria

All time
# Peter Handke
'Scandalous': Outrage after Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to Slobodan Milosevic defender
Peter Handke was a vocal defender of the Serbs during the bloody collapse of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
# most seats
Victory for Kurz in Austrian election but tough coalition talks ahead
A corruption scandal with Kurz’s coalition partners brought down the last government and prompted early elections.
# Austria
Conservative Sebastian Kurz on track to retake power in Austrian snap election
Kurz’s former allies, the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), were the biggest losers, falling 10 percentage points.
# Linz-Ottensheim
Seven Irish crews reach semis at World Rowing Championships
Five Irish boats are still in contention for Olympic qualification in Austria.
# Kumberg
Austrian triathlete escapes kidnapping after convincing her captor to let her go
“He was full of hatred,” Nathalie Birli said. “He blindfolded me, forced me to drink wine, and he always held a knife in his hand.”
# Ibiza Gate
Austrian chancellor removed from office following no-confidence vote
The no-confidence vote comes following the resignation of his deputy over a hidden camera sting.
# Austria
Austrian far-right ministers to resign en masse following hidden-camera sting
This comes after one of their number, Interior Minister Herbert Kickl, was fired.
# ibiza affair
Austrian Chancellor calls election after far-right vice chancellor resigns over hidden-camera sting
Heinz-Christian Strache today insisted he was the “victim of a targeted political attack”.
# Freedom Party
Austria approves headscarf ban in primary schools
The measure was proposed by the ruling right-wing government.
# All the action
Spain turn on the style in Bray, Hungary shock Portugal and Italy win in U17 Euro openers
Iceland also came out on top this afternoon.
# Extreme Weather
Five die in avalanche-related incidents as European cold weather death toll rises
At least 26 people have been killed due to cold weather in parts of Europe this month.
# Storms
Heavy snowfall engulfs parts of Europe with several deaths and widespread disruption
Snow in parts of Austria and southern Germany has been causing widespread issues in recent days.
# fall from grace
Ecstasy to agony: O'Neill and Ireland have been on a steady decline since brilliant Vienna win
In November 2016 Ireland sat top of their World Cup qualifying group, but ever since Martin O’Neill’s side have regressed significantly.
# rocking the boat
Putin defends 'private' trip to Austrian FM's wedding after dance photos emerge
He said the trip was “purely private”.
# Dutch Gold
Dundalk could face Ajax or Austrian side Sturm Graz in third round of Europa League qualifiers
The Premier Division leaders will take on the loser of the Champions League second qualifying round tie.
# Octagon control
Neymar accuses opponents of 'UFC' tactics after surviving first start since February
The PSG star netted a stunning goal against Austria in Brazil’s final pre-World Cup friendly.
# looking good
Neymar, Coutinho and Jesus secure win as World Cup favourites Brazil head for Russia
The Selecao put three unanswered goals past Austria at the Ernst-Happel-Stadium this evening.
# crackdown
Austria to expel 'several' foreign-funded imams and shut seven mosques, Chancellor says
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said “political Islam and radicalisation have no place” in Austria.
# Guess who's back
Neuer makes long-awaited comeback in surprise Germany defeat to Austria
A returning Manuel Neuer was unable to prevent Germany falling to an unlikely defeat to Austria at a sodden Worthersee Stadion.
# teenage dreams
Inspired by McIlroy, Antrim-born golf prodigy set for European Tour debut
15-year-old Tom McKibbin will compete at the inaugural Shot Clock Masters at Diamond Country Club in Austria next month.
# Austria
At least three people injured in a knife attack on the streets of Vienna
A motive for the attack wasn’t immediately known.
# Nazis
'Step on the gas - we can make it to seven million': Austria shaken by 'Nazi songbook' scandal
Far-right parties in Austria are becoming more popular.
# anschluss
Austria is clamping down on a student fraternity that sings about Nazis
The Germania zu Wiener Neustadt is connected to some politicians
# ross hanlon
Austrian police confirm body of missing 21-year-old Irishman found in Vienna
His death is being treated as a tragic accident.
# ross hanlon
Police focusing search for Irishman missing in Vienna on Danube river area
Ross Hanlon, 21, was last seen in the early hours of Friday morning.
# ross hanlon
Family of missing Irishman fly to Austria to help search effort
Ross Hanlon, 21, was last seen in the early hours of Friday morning.
# appeal
Family appeal for help finding Irishman (21) missing in Vienna
Ross Hanlon from Athboy, Co Meath went missing in Vienna at 2am yesterday morning.
# Austria
Eight injured as two trains collide and carriages overturn near Vienna
The accident occurred at 5pm near the station of Kritzendorf.
# Vienna Waltz
'Nothing to fear' as anti-immigration Austrian far-right enters government
The anti-immigration FPOe came third in the election with 26% of the vote.
# Baumgarten
One person killed and 18 injured after explosion at gas pipeline in Austria
The cause of the explosion is not yet known.
# world's youngest leader
Leo Varadkar congratulates Austria's new 'whizz-kid' leader
Sebastian Kurz, 31, is the world’s youngest leader in waiting.
# Whizzkid
Austria is set to elect this 31-year-old as its leader
The People’s Party (OeVP), rebranded by “whizz-kid” Kurz as a “movement”, is forecast to reap more than 30% of the vote.
# grey area
Man in shark costume fined under Austria's new 'burqa ban' law
Police said there were certain “grey areas” in the law that need to be ironed out.
# culture of fear
Politics in Austria is embracing Islamophobia as a shortcut to electoral gains
As Austrians grow more openly hostile towards Muslims, major political parties are deliberately brandishing Islamophobia in the hope of gaining an advantage at the polls.
# wildgerlostal
Five die after climbers roped together 2,000 metres high in the Alps suffer fall
A total of eight climbers have died in three separate incidents this weekend.
# the long walk home
From Austria to Armagh - this Irishman is trekking 2,500km across Europe for dementia
Eamonn Donnelly and his friend Sepp Tieber are currently making their way across England.
# Big Philly Style
Ireland's Phil Hogan has been presented with a medal of honour by the Republic of Austria
Hogan is Ireland’s representative on the European Commission.
# Mix-up
An Austrian hospital gave parents the wrong babies and nobody knew for nearly 30 years
Doris Gruenwald only found out after she took a DNA test.
# Criticism
'They had a 12th man today' - James McClean outraged with referee's performance
Ireland had a goal disallowed and appeals for a late penalty were ignored.
# Lucky Escape
Watch: All the goals from Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Austria
Meanwhile, Shane Duffy had a goal disallowed.