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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Italy

This month
January 2023
Actress Gina Lollobrigida, an icon of the Golden Age of Hollywood, dies aged 95
The actress was named ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’ during her silver screen heyday.
# cosa nostra
Italy catches fugitive Mafia boss after 30-year manhunt
The only known image of the mobster was a black and white photo dated back to the early 1990s.
Last year
# pulling together
Gianluca Vialli steps down from Italy role as he battles pancreatic cancer
After consulting with doctors, the 58-year-old will “suspend professional commitments” as he fights the disease.
# Rome
Italian PM pays tribute to friend who was among victims of a shooting in Rome yesterday
A gunman killed three women in what may have been a dispute over housing.
# Tragedy
Seven killed in landslide on Italian island, including newborn
A three-week-old baby and a pair of young siblings are among the victims.
# Ischia
Italy declares state of emergency after deadly landslide kills four
A wave of mud and debris swept through the small town of Casamicciola Terme early yesterday morning.
# Ischia
Around a dozen missing after heavy rain causes landslide on Italian island
“At the moment there are no confirmed deaths,” interior minister Matteo Piantedosi said.
# winning ways
Springboks rebound from Ireland and France defeats with win over Italy
The Italians were excellent in the first half but couldn’t stay with the Boks after the break.
# Earthquake
Strong 5.7 earthquake strikes off Italy's Adriatic coast
There have been no reports of injuries so far.
# Tuscany
Discovery of 2,000-year-old statues in Italy ‘will rewrite history’
The bronze statues show evidence that Etruscan and Roman families prayed together to deities in the sacred sanctuary
# Mediterranean
Charity asks France, Spain, Greece for help with rescued migrants
There are many unaccompanied minors and children on board, the youngest of whom is three
# Defence Forces
Inside Operation Irini: Smugglers, social media clues and the high seas search for illegal arms
In our second piece on Operation Irini, Niall O’Connor examines the broader strategy of the EU mission.
# Fascism
Fascist sympathisers mark centenary of Mussolini’s rise to power in Italy
2,000 people gathered to march at the dictator’s birthplace
# Italy
One dead and several others injured in Italy stabbing, including an Arsenal footballer
Reports from Italy say an employee of the supermarket died after a man attacked people.
# suspended
Italy women's Rugby World Cup forward banned 12 weeks for biting
Tounesi will miss Italy’s quarter-final against France on 29 October.
# Italy
Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni sworn in as Italian prime minister
Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party has roots in neo-fascism.
# Brothers of Italy
Italy’s far-right leader Giorgia Meloni forms new government
The Brothers of Italy party, which has fascist roots, gained the most votes in last month’s national election.
Dublin City Council unveils plaque to Irish woman who shot Mussolini
Of the four assassins who attempted to kill the dictator, Gibson came the closest
# rule of law
Ambassador to Italy: Rules-based order is 'front, heart and centre' for Irish diplomats
Niall O’Connor visited Rome recently and spoke to Ambassador O’Brien about the work of Irish diplomats in the city.
# Patricia O'Brien
Irish diplomat: Global supply and 'skyrocketing' fertiliser costs a key driver of world hunger
Ambassador Patricia O’Brien has been based in the Italian capital since December, 2021.
# Gazprom
Russia suspends gas to Italy after 'problem' in Austria
Before the war in Ukraine, Italy imported 95 percent of its gas, about 45 percent of which came from Russia.
# Italy
Operation Irini: With Irish forces inside a mission to end arms smuggling to Libya
Our first article in a two part series on the work of the Irish Defence Forces in dealing with arms smuggling in Libya.
# too strong
Italy beat Hungary for consolation of Nations League final-four
Giacomo Raspadori opened the scoring.
# Rome
High on a hill: Meloni and the five-star luxury of a right-wing victory day
The Journal’s Niall O’Connor reports from Rome.
# Profile
Explainer: Who is Giorgia Meloni, Italy's (soon to be) next prime minister?
A far-right party is set to take power in Italy after winning around one-quarter of the vote in the country’s general election.
# Giorgia Meloni
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.
Analysis: What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?
Sofia Ammassari and Duncan McDonnell look at the shock political shift of Italy to the far-right and ask what it means for the future.
# Brothers of Italy
Italian election: Giorgia Meloni claims leadership of next government
Brothers of Italy has its roots in the post-fascist movement founded by supporters of dictator Benito Mussolini.
# last days
Italian election: Firebrand speeches and the politics of the far-right set to capture Rome
Italians go to the polls on Sunday with results announced on Monday evening.
# no hassle
'Understandable reaction' - Southgate not worried as English fans boo Italy defeat
The 1-0 defeat at the San Siro left England with no wins from five games in the Nations League.
# Keep It Steady
Napoli striker scores winner against England as Italy keep final-four hopes alive
The European champions are now two points behind League A, Group 3 leaders Hungary.
# Italy
Death toll from Italy storms rises to 11
The storms hit on Thursday evening, with more than 400 millimetres of rain falling in some places in just a few hours.
# Italy votes
Climate takes backseat in Italian elections despite country suffering extreme events
Italy suffered deadly storms, a glacier collapse and its worst drought in 70 years in 2022.
# Flash Flooding
'Like a waterfall': Storms spark major flooding in Italy, leaving 10 dead
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has announced €5 million in emergency funding for the impacted area.
# Islamabad
Ireland to open Embassy in Pakistan alongside Consulate Generals in Milan and Munich
It’s part of the Global Ireland programme which aims to ‘double Ireland’s global footprint by 2025′.
# Russia
Ukraine PM visits Berlin, seeking more weapons
Denys Shmyhal is the first high-level Ukrainian official to visit Germany in months, in a sign of eased tensions between Kyiv and Berlin.
Benetton confirm mutual termination of Italy wing Monty Ioane's contract
The 27-year-old said he’s dealing with mental health issues and needs to be with his family in Australia.
# Italy
High temperatures and drought blamed for dozens of cow poisoning deaths in Italy
The Piedmontese cattle on the farm in Sommariva del Bosco, near Turin in northwest Italy, died suddenly due to acute prussic acid poisoning.
# lake garda
Italy’s Lake Garda shrinks to near-historic low amid drought
The water temperature at the key tourist attraction has reached levels approaching the average in the Caribbean Sea.
# Italy
More than a thousand migrants arrive in Italy within hours, hundreds more rescued off the coast
Between 1 January and 22 July, 34,000 people arrived in Italy by sea.