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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Dubai

All time
Column: As a mother, I'm not not too posh to push... just too scared
“While I’m awestruck by the natural birth brigade, I’ve vowed never to do it again,” says a mother who is opting for a C-section.
# Golf
McIlroy, Donald share lead at 11 under in Dubai
Pádraig Harrington — and his moustache — are five shots behind the leaders.
# net gain
Caroline Wozniacki grills boyfriend Rory McIlroy about her Christmas present in Dubai press conference
Vouchers, we reckon.
# Dubai
Irish man jailed for alleged Dubai taxi romp
The man and a British woman were accused of removing clothing and fondling each other in the cab.
# Dubai
Luuuuuuuuke! Rory McIlroy trails Donald by one in Dubai
There’s $8million on the table and the Holywood man is in the mix again.
# Sick Bed
Virus forces Lowry out of World Tour Championship
Marc Warren and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano share the clubhouse lead in Dubai, with Padraig Harrington a shot back.
# Shop Till You Drop
In pics: The biggest shopping centre on the planet
Let’s go inside Dubai Mall, which has over 600 shops, a 22-screen cinema, a replica of London’s Regent Square and ice skating rink.
Asian tourists will need university degree to visit UAE - report
Tourists from Asian countries who make up a large chunk of the UAE’s population will need a college degree to stop rampant immigration.
# Monkey Business
Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants
# El Diego
Recall: Maradona appointed sports ambassador in Dubai
The Argentinian is awarded the role little over a month after being sacked from Al Wasl.
# Seizure
Man arrested as Revenue seize €450k of heroin at Dublin Airport
The drugs were found concealed in a tailored suitcase being carried by a man on a flight from Dubai.
# Airlines
Emirates roll out larger plane on Dublin-Dubai route two months early
The Boeing 777 wasn’t meant to start on the route until July – but Emirates have introduced it early due to major demand.
# Behind The Scenes
The players' story: how Ireland's cricketers won the World T20 Qualifying Tournament
In their own words, Ireland’s cricketers tell their story.
# El Diez
Maradona's team defends scuffle with heckling fans
the Argentina legend stormed into the stands to confront fans who were taunting his girlfriend and the wives of players.
# World T20
Keep on keeping on: Ireland pick up an important win against USA
Boyd Rankin took four wickets for nine runs as Ireland beat the USA in their World T20 qualifier this morning.
# Dispute
Unresolved: O'Leary calls on FIFA to rule on row with Dubai club
David O’Leary has held his breath for long enough, his case for compensation from Al Ahli will be presented to FIFA.
# Howzat?
That's not cricket: Eoin Morgan dropped for England's Sri Lanka series
The Irishman “has got some work to do,” says coach Andy Flower.
# Go Green
Going, going... green: World landmarks to celebrate St Patrick's Day
Niagara Falls will turn green for the first time to mark the Ireland’s National Day.
# tasteful
Dubai fountains 'dance' to Whitney's I Will Always Love You
The choreographed display is one of the more unusual tributes to the singer…
# Taking off
Emirates to roll out larger aircraft on Dublin-Dubai route
Only three weeks after beginning Dublin flights, Emirates will increase its capacity by over 1700 seats each week.
# Pakistan
Pakistani president 'not worried' amid military coup threat
Asif Ali Zardari is under intense pressure from the military establishment, as well as what many see is a partisan Supreme Court intent on ousting his government before the end of its term in 2013.
# high rise
Top of the world, Ma! Rory McIlroy tees up on Dubai hotel
It’s a long way from the tee-box at Holywood Golf Club….
# Winning
Donald secures US and European double, as McIlroy misses out
It has been confirmed that the Englishman will finish the year as world number one.
# Jobs
Emirates to create 25 jobs in Dublin
The airline will recruit staff for its first Dublin office and for Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2.
# Sick note
Virus hits Rory McIlroy's Race to Dubai showdown preparations
Irish golfer says he’ll play on for big prize despite health concerns.
# Bubble Bath
World's most expensive bathtub sells for over €1m
The tub is carved from a single block of the rare, precious stone caijou – which is made of 180 million-year-old petrified wood.
# Qantas
Qantas flight makes emergency landing after engine trouble
One of the A380′s four engines shut down during the flight from Singapore to London, forcing it to land in Dubai.
# Irish Need Apply
Emirates looking to hire Irish
The airline is flying in because it says it likes to employ people from countries with a strong tradition of hospitality.
# End of Story
Fergus McFadden's World Cup diary: Time to say goodbye
“These lads are model professionals who’ve helped to build a great rugby legacy in this country and this was their last chance. There’s just nothing you can say.”
# 9/11
9/11: What the rest of the world is saying
As commemorative services take place across the US, we take a look at the rest of the world’s take on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America.
# Air Travel
Emirates to launch direct route from Dublin to Dubai
The UAE’s flag-carrier will begin a direct daily route from Dublin to Dubai from January, a move welcomed by the DAA.
# Rose of Tralee
Introducing: the 32 contestants in this year’s Rose of Tralee
Which of these 10 Irish and 22 international entrants are ‘lovely and fair’ enough to become the 53rd Rose of Tralee?
# Human Spiderman
‘Spiderman’ sets off on trek to climb world’s highest tower
French thrillseeker Alain Robert is climbing the 828-metre Burj Khalifa – a quest that will take about six or seven hours.
# cover up
Gisele Bundchen - too sexy for the Middle East?
Gisele appears to be wearing a photoshopped white t-shirt in new photographs for her latest H&M campaign.
# Dubai
WikiLeaks cables show Dubai considered keeping Hamas assassination quiet
Authorities in Dubai debated releasing information over January 2009 killing, in which suspected agents used forged Irish passports.
# My Cup Runneth Over
Winning ugly: the most unusual trophies in sport
G-Mac will fill his mantlepiece with a few trophies this year. Yesterday’s prize is amongst the more unusual however.
# The Morning Score
The Morning Score: Monday
Brian O’Driscoll may miss Clermont games, De La Salle seal a historic win and Aiden McGeady has a spectacular end to his first Russian season.
# The Morning Score
The Morning Score: Thursday
The Morning Score: Rooney’s back in the game, the FAI leave a dozen staff go and Paul O’Connell is set for a comeback at last.
# The Morning Score
The Morning Score: Wednesday
Graeme McDowell out to take his chance, end of the road for The Bull and Real Madrid players pull a fierce stroke. You have to see this.