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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Iceland

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Supermarket chain Iceland might want to reconsider this marketing slogan
Ah now.
Iceland halts road project to avoid affecting elves
‘Elf advocates’ have brought a challenge to the country’s Supreme Court.
Coveney facing "exceptionally tough" negotiations on fishing quotas
Proposals put forward by the European Commission would severely cut quotas for some of the stocks of vital importance to Irish fishing communities.
Iceland jails bank officials for Kaupthing fraud
The four directors were sentenced to between three-and-a-half and five-and-a-half years in prison.
Iceland to write €24,000 off every household mortgage
Despite international opposition, the Reykjavik government will press ahead with the debt relief plan.
Croatia defender Simunic fined for pro-Nazi chants after WC qualification
FIFA are also investigating the incident which saw the experienced player lead fans at the final whistle of their win over Iceland.
Ireland fans urged to get behind 'County Iceland' ahead of historic World Cup play-off
Almost 10,000 fans have got behind the tournament’s underdogs.
World Cup 2014 qualifying: 10 talking points
Hats off to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iceland and Ghana, while France are firing again..
The leader of Iceland's 'Kitchenware Revolution' reckons we have a thing or two to learn about protests
Artist and musician Hördur Torfason is the man who sparked the 2008 popular protests in Reykjavik. He’s been invited to Dublin to help plan a demonstration for this Wednesday, organised to ‘lock the Government out of the Dáil’.
Irish adventurers return from Arctic with stunning photos, mild sea-sickness
The eleven person team – ranging in age from their early 20s to early 60s – are back on dry land after an epic voyage to Greenland and a turbulent return sea journey that “put manners on everybody”…
Iceland forced to withdraw ad that claimed Irish food authority was "unaccredited"
The British Advertising Standards Authority said that an ad that claimed horse meat had not been found in Iceland’s burgers “denigrated” the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
Iceland PM hits back in mackerel fishing row
Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson says that any EU sanctions would violate international trade law.
Snowden applies for asylum in Ireland… and 18 other nations
The whistleblower is accusing the US Government of pressuring leaders of countries from which he has sought protection.
Iceland resumes disputed fin whale hunt
Two Icelandic whaling ships were seen on their way to whaling areas, local media said.
Icelandic PM vows to ignore IMF's advice
Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson says he will ignore the IMF’s criticism of his government’s plans to reduce household debt following the country’s economic collapse.
The Evening Fix... now with added Barack Obama playing Daniel Day-Lewis
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Back again: Iceland re-elects the parties blamed for causing financial meltdown
Iceland’s voters flocked back to the two parties ousted in 2009 after presiding over the worst financial crisis ever to hit the country.
New app stops you having sex with your cousin
It sounds an incest alarm to prevent an “awkward reunion”.
The Evening with added strangely attractive snails
Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Icelandic tests reveal beef pie has... no meat content whatsoever
“It was labelled as beef pie, so it should be beef pie,” says a baffled inspector.
Got the Monday blues? This amazing video might help
Or at least take your mind off things.
Icelandic girl allowed to keep 'masculine' name after winning court case
Blaer Bjarkardottir, 15, had been referred to as ‘girl’ by officials before winning her case.
Ryanair loses ECJ case on reimbursing costs for stranded passengers
The court ruling could have wide-ranging implications for air carriers and their passengers.
Iceland did not need to repay Dutch and UK savers, says court
A European court ruled today that Iceland was entitled to refuse to pay immediate deposit guarantees to savers when a major bank collapsed.
Horse meat inquiry: contamination was likely 'accidental'
The FSAI has said there is no evidence of widespread ill practice, where horsemeat is being substituted for beef.
Coveney warns of difficult negotiations on fishing quotas
Coveney said proposed cuts to quotas will have serious implications for Irish fishermen and jobs.
Iceland: Voters back 'crowd-sourced constitution' in referendums
Six non-binding consultative votes have been held on whether to approve measures drafted by 25 ordinary citizens.
Noonan: There is no way of verifying who AIB bondholders are
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that an attempt to verify exactly who the bondholders who received €1 billion this week are would be an “irretrievable” step towards default.
Plane bound for Moscow lands in Iceland after bomb threat
The flight from New York made an emergency landing after an anonymous phone call said there were explosives on board.
Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action
The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.
Europa League previews: Testing away encounters for St Pat's and Sligo
The Saints find themselves in Bosnia and looking to keep up a good European run while Rovers face Spartak Trnava of Slovakia.
The Morning Score: Friday
The weekend is almost upon us.
Europa League: Buckley wary of Icelandic opponents
St Patrick’s Athletic take on IBV Vestmannaeyjar in their Europa League qualifier tonight.
Iceland re-elects president who refused deal on failed bank
Olafur Ragnar Grimsson to serve a record fifth term as president.
New mother challenges Iceland's president in election
The 37-year-old journalist with no political affiliation is trailing the incumbent president in the polls, but says she remains optimistic.
International friendlies wrap: Sweden, Holland among winners
Check out everything you need to know about all tonight’s international games here.
Ex-Iceland PM says trial 'is not an example' for other countries
Geir Haarde was found not guilty on all but one of the five charges brought against him by authorities in Iceland. He was the first world leader to go on trial over the global financial crisis.
Iceland ex-PM convicted on 1 of 5 bank charges
Geir Haarde has been found guilty of one of the charges against him – however he will face no punishment and the state will pay his expenses in defending the case.
Verdict due on Iceland's former PM over banking crisis
Geir Haarde led the government when the country’s banks collapsed in October 2008.