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# Forza Italia

This year
From AC Milan to 'Bunga Bunga': The controversial and colourful life of Silvio Berlusconi
The former three-time prime minister died today.
Ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in intensive care due to heart problems
The 86-year-old media mogul and senator has been in and out of hospital in recent years.
Last year
EU hopes for 'constructive cooperation' after right wing parties win victory in Italy
Giorgia Meloni is on course to become Italy’s first female prime minister.
All time
'For all the individual quality, they still manage to make themselves more than the sum of their parts'
Paul Dollery was joined by Shane Keegan and David Sneyd on today’s episode of The Football Family.
Episode 14 of the Behind The Lines podcast - featuring Paddy Agnew - is out now
Gavin Cooney is joined by the Italy-based author and journalist to discuss covering ‘Chippy’ Brady, the Vatican, the Troubles and much more in The42′s sportwriting podcast.
Italian Women produce brilliant attacking display to take first win over Ireland
Adam Griggs’ side take two bonus points away from Parma, but will rue defensive errors which led to a thrilling Italy win.
'I sat down with Joe in a coffee shop in Dublin and we went through the game together'
Italian head coach Conor O’Shea was keen to find out what Schmidt thought of his Italian side in the Six Nations.
After trouncing Toulon, Edinburgh fall to four-try defeat against Zebre
Scarlets came out the right side of a 10-try shoot-out in South Africa.
Conor O'Shea urges Italy to end debate over Six Nations relegation and promotion
The Italians welcome Wales to Rome on the opening weekend of the championship.
Conor O'Shea: South Africa win has changed people's belief and perceptions
The head coach hopes it will be the catalyst for further success.
New bill in Italy aims to jail parents who impose vegan diet on children
The bill follows a series of high-profile cases in which children became ill after allegedly being restricted to a vegan diet.
Italy hold off strong Romanian comeback to pick up second win of the World Cup
Romania rallied late on but left themselves too much to do
Prospect of London-based clubs joining Pro12 distant for coming seasons
Italian sides Zebre and Treviso have paid their way and will continue to be part of the league.
Champions Cup regrets? If only the final had stayed in the San Siro
The EPCR are expecting 50,000 people to attend the supposed biggest game in European rugby. More people were in the Millennium stadium to watch the Pro12 this weekend.
Mick Wallace is wearing an Italy soccer jersey in the Dáil this morning
The Wexford TD has donned the Azzurri’s colours for questions to the Defence Minister.
Update: Berlusconi’s jail term cut to one year thanks to amnesty law
The former Italian premier – who only this week ruled out seeking another term – is convicted of a tax fraud scheme.
55 pictures of Silvio Berlusconi looking sad, glum, or generally displeased
The 76-year-old former Italian premier has been sentenced to one year in jail. Here’s his best worst moments.
Berlusconi, 76, to finally step down at next election
The former prime minister says he won’t be looking to take back power next spring, and will retire from his party.
Berlusconi uses Facebook to deny resignation rumours
Italian Prime Minister calls the rumours ‘groundless’ on his Facebook page – despite loss of confidence in his ability to lead Italy through economic crisis.
Italy v USA
Friends close, enemies closer: chart the progress of Ireland’s Pool C rivals with our account of the Azzuri’s clash with Eddie O’Sullivan’s USA.
Berlusconi makes plea ahead of crucial confidence vote
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says a vote of no confidence in him would topple the government and throw Italy into political and economic turmoil.