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# Georgia

This month
March 2023
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: 'Young people are fighting to reverse Georgia’s authoritarian trajectory'
As protests erupt in Georgia, the DCU Professor of Politics says the country is at a crossroads but wants to lean into the West.
# Donald Trump
Trump to publish book of private letters from Oprah, Kim Jong-un, Princess Diana and more
Many of the letters being published in the book date back to before Trump’s presidency.
# Foreign Agents
Georgia's ruling party has dropped controversial legislation that provoked mass protests
Opposition parties have vowed to continue protesting despite the ruling party’s promise to revoke a controversial new law on ‘foreign agents.
# Georgia
Thousands protest in Georgia against 'foreign agents' bill after police clamp down
Last night, police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesters.
Last month
February 2023
# potus
Former US president Jimmy Carter receiving home hospice care
The 39th president will ‘spend his remaining time at home’, according to the Carter Centre.
This year
# Severe Weather
At least seven dead following severe winds and tornadoes in US south
Authorities said a clearer picture of the extent of the damage and a search for additional victims would come today.
Last year
# US Senate
Georgia's runoff senate vote is a high stakes test for Biden
Joe Biden has said the senate seat is ‘critical’ for the Democrats.
# Abortion
Judge overturns US state of Georgia’s ban on abortion after six weeks
Judge McBurney’s ruling came in a lawsuit that sought to strike down the ban on multiple grounds.
# homeland
Leinster prop Abdaladze called up by Georgia for November Tests
The 26-year-old played for the Ireland U20s back in 2016.
# short stay visa
Russia and Belarus removed from Short Stay Visa Waiver Scheme
The scheme allows nationals of some countries to travel to Ireland from the UK without the need to obtain an Irish visa.
# War in Ukraine
Pro-Moscow officials say occupied area has voted to join Russia
Neighbouring countries have seen Russians arriving en masse since the draft was announced last Wednesday.
# Georgia
Man who shot jogger Ahmaud Arbery given life sentence for hate crime
Travis McMichael’s punishment is largely symbolic as he had already been sentenced to life without parole for murder earlier this year.
# Preview
Different challenge from 11-0 hammering but Ireland win expected in Gori
Vera Pauw’s Girls In Green face Georgia in their next World Cup qualifier today.
# EU summit
'A good day for Europe': Ukraine and Moldova officially granted EU candidate status
EU leaders met to consider applications for EU candidacy from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.
# qualified
Georgia bag 2023 World Cup spot after Russia ban
The awarding of points following the exclusion of Russia means Georgia cannot now be overhauled in qualifying.
# Wooden Spoon
Italy boss says he would welcome promotion-relegation for Six Nations
Kieran Crowley hopes the Italians can quell the relegation chat in the coming years.
# Georgia
‘Reckless discharge’ led to British academic being shot dead in bed in US
Dr Matthew Willson was described by the University of Exeter as a ‘much-loved member of our astrophysics team’.
# Murder
Three men given life sentences for killing jogger Ahmaud Arbery
A judge said Greg and Travis McMichael will never be freed while William Bryan must serve at least 30 years.
All time
# Armenia
EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
The EU summit with its Eastern partnership came on the same day as Russia issued Washington a series of security demands.
# 11/10
Ruthless Ireland round off 2021 on a high with historic 11-0 win over Georgia
Vera Pauw’s side got their World Cup qualification bid back on track in style at Tallaght Stadium.
Republic of Ireland vs Georgia, 2023 World Cup qualifier
Georgia were narrowly beaten, eh, 11-0 at Tallaght Stadium.
# Opportunity
'Pressure is a privilege' for Ireland's US-born striker and Danish club's captain
The door could be opened for Kyra Carusa against Georgia, with Heather Payne back in the US due to college commitments.
# coygig
'Why are you all wearing the same clothes?...' 'Eh, we're the Irish team.'
Louise Quinn won her 90th cap against Slovakia, and talked the past, present and future afterwards.
# Georgia
Three white men found guilty of Ahmaud Arbery's murder
Travis McMichael, who shot Arbery, his father Gregory and their neighbour, who took part in the chase, were all found guilty.
# Ahmaud Arbery
Jury begins deliberations in trial of white men accused of murder of black man in Georgia
Mobile phone footage of the the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery last February sparked outrage.
# world cup qualifiers
Carusa and Littlejohn return while Jarrett misses out for Ireland's double-header
Vera Pauw’s side host Slovakia and Georgia at Tallaght Stadium this month.
# Ahmaud Arbery
Three white men to go on trial over black man’s shooting in Georgia
Mobile phone footage of the the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery last February sparked outrage.
# tom kennedy
Murder probe launched after Irishman's death in Gori, Georgia
His body was discovered on Saturday.
# Far-right
TV cameraman dies following beating from far-right gang in Georgia
He was assaulted by a violent mob of anti-LGBTQ protesters on Monday.
# Off
Boks' clash with Georgia cancelled due to 16 Covid cases across both camps
SA Rugby will plough on towards the Test series despite a third wave of the virus in South Africa.
# test rugby
Debutant Fassi scores as world champions South Africa make winning return
The Springboks walloped Georgia on their Test return ahead of the Lions series.
# Back in action
Springboks name three new caps as Lions warm-up begins with Georgia clash
The World Cup winners haven’t played a Test match in 19 months.
# United States
At least five dead as tornadoes lash Alabama and Georgia
Authorities say the twister cut a diagonal path through rural areas, which likely kept the death toll from being higher.
# Atlanta
Man charged with killing eight people at Georgia massage parlours
The 21-year-old suspect is accused of the worst mass killing in the US for almost two years.
# Georgia
Eight killed in shootings at Atlanta massage parlours
A man was taken into custody after a “brief pursuit” about 240 kilometres from Atlanta, police said.
# Two out of two
Democrats take control of Senate as Jon Ossoff secures victory in second Georgia race
“It is with humility that I thank the people of Georgia for electing me to serve you in the United States Senate,” Ossoff said.
# runoff
Eyes of the US on Georgia as voters head to the polls with the balance of Congress in their hands
Democrats must win both of the state’s Senate elections to gain the Senate majority.
# US
Donald Trump recorded pressuring official to ‘find’ votes to overturn election result in Georgia
The conversation is the latest step by Trump to reverse the outcome of the US election.
# US Election
'I want to stay presidential': Donald Trump calls on Georgia governor to overturn election result
Trump spoke with governor Brian Kemp hours before he held a rally in the state.
# Entertainers
Nadolo bags hat-trick as Covid-hit Fiji hammer Georgia
The win came in Vern Cotter’s first match in charge of the Pacific Islanders.