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# Italy

February 2023
Ireland's Grand Slam bid rolls on with bonus-point win over exciting Italy
The first half in Rome was wild and Ireland had to hold their nerve in the second.
Italy v Ireland, Six Nations
Andy Farrell’s side continued their Grand Slam bid in Rome.
Ireland's injury list is incredible but they have the quality to win big in Rome
Italy are an improved team with excellent young players but Andy Farrell’s side are firm favourites.
Postcard from Rome: Irish fans flood into Eternal City for first time since 2019
Thousands of Irish supporters have made the trip to Italy.
Ringrose injury 'definitely not' long-term as he misses out on 50th
Ireland assistant coach Mike Catt says the disruption is another good challenge for the squad.
Toulouse move unlikely as Henderson remains key man in Ireland
The Ulster second row just turned 31 and has some of his best rugby ahead.
Bundee back at 12, Casey's chance, Coombes misses out
Ireland will be without captain Johnny Sexton on the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico.
Casey and Byrne at 9 and 10 as Ireland make six changes for Italy
Bundee Aki, Iain Henderson, Rónan Kelleher, and Jack Conan also come into the side.
Carbery recalled to Ireland squad with Sexton a doubt for Italy game
Scott Penny and Kieran Treadwell have also been added to the squad this week.
Former Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi acquitted in trial related to ‘bunga bunga’ parties
The six-year-old trial is the third in a scandal that made headlines around the world in 2010 when Berlusconi as a sitting prime minister.
Beirne injury is a blow but Ireland have shown their ability to adapt
Andy Farrell’s squad depth has been tested, with positive results.
'Continuity is important' - Farrell warns that Ireland face tough task in Rome
Robbie Henshaw rejoined the Ireland squad last week as his recovery continued.
Borthwick gets first win as England weather second-half challenge from Italy
The Italians showed their attacking threat at times in Twickenham.
England break up playmaking axis and drop Marcus Smith for Italy clash
Owen Farrell will instead start at fly-half.
Italian killer suspected of mafia links arrested in France after 16 years on run
He is wanted in Italy to serve a life sentence for the murders of Stefano and Giuseppe Bartolomeo.
This year
Uefa expand Nations League to include quarter-finals and promotion play-offs
Had the format been in play this year, Ireland would have had to play-off to preserve their League B status.
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.
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
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.
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.
Seven killed in landslide on Italian island, including newborn
A three-week-old baby and a pair of young siblings are among the victims.
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.
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.
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.
Strong 5.7 earthquake strikes off Italy's Adriatic coast
There have been no reports of injuries so far.
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
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
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.
Fascist sympathisers mark centenary of Mussolini’s rise to power in Italy
2,000 people gathered to march at the dictator’s birthplace
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.
Italy women's Rugby World Cup forward banned 12 weeks for biting
Tounesi will miss Italy’s quarter-final against France on 29 October.
Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni sworn in as Italian prime minister
Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party has roots in neo-fascism.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Italy beat Hungary for consolation of Nations League final-four
Giacomo Raspadori opened the scoring.
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.