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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Costa Concordia

Last year
Ten years on, survivors recount haunting memories of Italy cruise ship disaster
A memorial service was held on Giglio today to mark 10 years since the disaster.
All time
Costa Concordia captain says others are to blame for ship crash which killed 32
The prosecution is simultaneously appealing last year’s sentence, maintaining that Schettino should have been given 26 years.
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Costa Concordia cruise ship may have been used to smuggle cocaine
The drugs are reported to belong to the mafia.
Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years for manslaughter
Prosecutors had branded him a ‘reckless idiot’.
Costa Concordia captain denies trying to impress Moldovan dancer with island sail-by
Francesco Schettino says he was “trying to catch three pigeons with one bean.”
Body found on Costa Concordia believed to be last missing crewman
Workers dismantling the ship made the grim discovery earlier today.
Man who honeymooned aboard Costa Concordia is helping to dismantle the ship
“I’ll do what I have to do. But I won’t be able to stop thinking about the cabin where we spent the best week of our lives.”
Costa Concordia finally begins its journey to the scrapyard
“Today, Giglio is once again ours,” said locals relieved to see the stricken cruise liner start its final voyage.
It'll take four days to tug the Costa Concordia to its final destination
Genoa is 340km away.
Crews begin to re-float sunken Costa Concordia
32 people died when the cruise liner sank two years ago.
Watch: This is what it's like to swim around the sunken Costa Concordia
Police divers have released video of the vessel which sank two-and-a-half years ago.
Dublin man among four arrested on suspicion of stealing from Costa Concordia
Police say the men were seen on the ship with a Costa Concordia rucksack, and are suspected of trying to take items as souvenirs.
Here’s what happened today: Wednesday
Everyone’s been talking about a violent assault in Galway, jobs at Twitter and house repossessions.
Search begins for bodies still aboard the Costa Concordia
Two bodies are still missing, 20 months after the cruise ship hit the rocks off the coast of Tuscany.
Ryanair, female bishops and obese kids: The week in numbers
Plus: how much money is the Government hoping to get from the sale of Bord Gais Energy?
VIDEO: Watch the Costa Concordia being pulled upright
The cruise ship was pulled upright during a 19-hour operation.
'A perfect operation': Costa Concordia pulled upright off Italian coast overnight [PICS]
“A perfect operation, I must say,” said one of the engineers after the cruise ship – on its side since January 2012 – was pulled upright overnight.
Storm delays huge operation to raise Costa Concordia
Italian engineers are expected to begin the operation this morning with flotation tanks to be attached to the underwater side of the vessel.
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about poor hygiene in hospitals, home births and students cheating in the Leaving Cert.
Italy cruise ship wreck to be raised in September
The salvage has been delayed for almost a year because of technical difficulties.
Italian court jails five over Costa Concordia ship disaster
The longest sentence went to the crisis coordinator who was sentenced to two years and 10 months in jail.
"Most hated man in Italy" goes on trial over Costa Concordia sinking
The opening day of the trial was cut short after just a few minutes because of a national lawyers’ strike.
Captain of Costa Concordia to face trial for manslaughter of 32 people
Francesco Schettino faces 20 years if convicted.
Here's how the Costa Concordia wreck is being removed
Workers have to undergo a four-day mountain climbing course before starting the job to equip themselves for the dangerous conditions.
PHOTOS: One year later, Costa Concordia still not removed from scene of disaster
Officials have promised that the ship, which is twice the size of the Titanic, will be removed by September.
Costa Concordia: Former captain faces survivors at pre-trial
Dozens of survivors are suing ship owner Costa Crociere and its US parent company Carnival Corporation for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Costa Concordia hearing delayed until October
However, no trial is expected until the beginning of next year at the earliest.
Costa Concordia captain 'sorry' over disaster
Speaking on Italian TV, Francesco Schettino says he was sorry that 32 people died when his ship ran aground in January – but also blamed “destiny” for the tragedy.
Costa Concordia 'sailed with watertight doors open and unapproved maps'
Cruise ship struck rocks of the Tuscan coast in January and capsized, killing 32 people.
Who gets to keep goods salvaged from ships - and at what risk?
In the wake of the Rena and Concordia disasters, takes a look into ship salvaging and the ownership of ‘lost’ cargo.
Captain of Costa Concordia 'wasn't wearing his glasses'
Francesco Schettino also ordered officers to lie to coastguards after the accident, an inquiry has been told.
In pictures: Passengers finally escape crippled Costa Allegra
So, er, where’s my suitcase?
Bread and torches being delivered to Costa Allegra by helicopter
Video: One woman explains how her family became caught up in both the Costa Concordia and the Allegra disasters.
French fishing vessel towing Costa Allegra to Seychelles island
The cruise ship was left stranded in the Indian Ocean after a fire broke out in the generator room, cutting power to the Allegra.
Costa cruise ship adrift off the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean
The ship is part of the same fleet as the Costa Concordia which ran aground off the coast of Italy in January.
Child’s body recovered from Costa Concordia
Eight more bodies have been found on the stricken liner, but authorities were unable to recover them all due to worsening weather.