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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Madrid

All time
# Happy Feet
'Gay' penguin couple await the birth of baby in Madrid
After building a nest every year for the past six years, Madrid’s Inca and Rayas are finally ready to welcome a chick.
# Air Travel
2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst
Figures compiled by Eurostat show that passenger numbers in Ireland fell by a greater proportion than those of any other.
# No Joy
Denied: Ireland Under-18s lose out to England in Euro final
The Irish teenagers accounted for Portugal and France but were outclassed by the Auld Enemy
# Attack
Gardaí are 'not getting protection they need' - Calleary
The Fianna Fáil TD has raised a number of concerns after it emerged that a garda was attacked and slashed with a sharp object aboard a repatriation flight last week.
# Attack
Garda slashed by detainee on deportation flight
Representatives of rank-and-file gardaí have accused managers of “reckless endangerment”, saying there were not enough officers on the aircraft.
# Olympic Games
Monti: Italy cannot afford to be Olympic host
The Italian PM has pulled the plug on the country’s 2020 Olympic Games bid.
# World Youth Day
Pope ends World Youth Day with appeal to 'become missionaries'
Pope Benedict XVI urges the 1.5 million attending the festival in Madrid not to “keep Christ to yourselves”.
# World Youth Day
Pope makes Spanish saint "doctor" of the Catholic Church
Patron saint of Spanish clergy gets the nod for one of Vatican’s highest honours in the hope that his example will “enlighten all priests”, says Benedict at World Youth Day Mass.
# Papal Visit
Thousands march in Madrid against Pope's visit
Protesters chanted “Nothing for the Pope from my taxes” in a demonstration against the cost of the papal trip.
# Austerity
20 injured in Madrid as police charge anti-austerity protesters
Demonstrations continue in Spain as world markets take a tumble on opening this morning…
# Spain
Voting begins in Spanish elections as protests continue
Tens of thousands of people protesting against Spain’s soaring unemployment rate have defied a ban on political protests ahead of the country’s regional elections.
# Olé!
The Spanish corner: Getafe, Madrid’s unknown team
Garreth Nunn is our guide in Madrid as he introduces the little known Getafe as well as reviewing all the action in La Liga.