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#Rio

# rio - Monday 18 April, 2016

Ellis O'Reilly becomes the first Irish female gymnast to qualify for an Olympic Games
# Shapes On A Plane
From The42
# Shapes On A Plane

Ellis O'Reilly becomes the first Irish female gymnast to qualify for an Olympic Games

Apr 18th 2016, 7:54 AM 18,122 Views 13 Comments

O’Reilly joins gymnast Kieran Behan on the plane to Rio.

# rio - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Kieran Behan targeting unfinished business in Rio
# Olympics
From The42
# Olympics

Kieran Behan targeting unfinished business in Rio

Mar 15th 2016, 9:24 AM 2,187 Views 0 Comments

And he may be joined by 18-year-old Ellis O’Reilly.

# rio - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Warnings Zika virus can make even kissing dangerous
# Rio
# Rio

Warnings Zika virus can make even kissing dangerous

Feb 6th 2016, 1:05 PM 22,335 Views 33 Comments

The growing alarm over Zika comes as one million tourists are expected to join millions of locals at parties and parades in Rio.

# rio - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Quade Cooper has signed on with Australia for the Rio Olympic 7s
# Playmaker
From The42
# Playmaker

Quade Cooper has signed on with Australia for the Rio Olympic 7s

Jan 21st 2016, 1:29 PM 5,992 Views 1 Comment

Toulon have granted the 27-year-old permission to pursue his Olympic ambition.

# rio - Saturday 5 December, 2015

'This is an opportunity for someone to wear the green jersey and travel the world'
# Rio 2016
From The42
# Rio 2016

'This is an opportunity for someone to wear the green jersey and travel the world'

Dec 5th 2015, 8:00 AM 6,403 Views 1 Comment

Ireland CP football manager Barry Ferguson is hoping to unearth new talent before the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

# rio - Sunday 18 October, 2015

The 16-year-old hoping to represent Ireland at next summer's Olympics
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

The 16-year-old hoping to represent Ireland at next summer's Olympics

Oct 18th 2015, 8:00 AM 36,087 Views 5 Comments

Aoife Hopkins chats to The42 about the prospect of realising her dream in Rio.

# rio - Friday 12 December, 2014

Brazilian man admits killing 41 people 'for fun'
# Rio
# Rio

Brazilian man admits killing 41 people 'for fun'

Dec 12th 2014, 2:33 PM 16,779 Views 44 Comments

“When I wasn’t killing someone I got uptight. I would pace up and down at home. Killing calmed me down.”

# rio - Thursday 11 December, 2014

British Olympians robbed at knife point during training visit to Rio ahead of 2016 games
# Lucky Escape
From The42
# Lucky Escape

British Olympians robbed at knife point during training visit to Rio ahead of 2016 games

Dec 11th 2014, 8:26 PM 3,078 Views 2 Comments

Both athletes were left shaken but unharmed after the incident.

# rio - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Conor McGregor winds up Brazilians, says he's gonna drag Aldo to Ireland and take belt
# UFC
From The42
# UFC

Conor McGregor winds up Brazilians, says he's gonna drag Aldo to Ireland and take belt

Oct 25th 2014, 11:19 AM 5,624 Views 7 Comments

‘I will raise his head’ the Dubliner told the Rio fight fans. They disagreed.

# rio - Monday 20 October, 2014

Jose Aldo on Conor McGregor: I don't see anything that stands out
# UFC
From The42
# UFC

Jose Aldo on Conor McGregor: I don't see anything that stands out

Oct 20th 2014, 9:15 PM 8,979 Views 11 Comments

The featherweight champ faces Mendes in Brazil this weekend. And McGregor will be cage-side.

# rio - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Ireland's Annalise Murphy qualifies for the 2016 Olympics
# Success
From The42
# Success

Ireland's Annalise Murphy qualifies for the 2016 Olympics

Sep 17th 2014, 5:28 PM 8,091 Views 9 Comments

The Irish sailor will have a chance to improve on her fourth place finish at the 2012 Olympics.

# rio - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Robbers target archbishop by accident... then abandon stolen crucifix
# Made Him Cross
# Made Him Cross

Robbers target archbishop by accident... then abandon stolen crucifix

Sep 16th 2014, 9:53 PM 12,244 Views 12 Comments

The items they stole were made of metal, and not gold.

# rio - Monday 16 June, 2014

10-year-old 'Mini Messi' from Dublin heads to World Cup after playing with Shamrock Rovers
# Mini Messi
From The Daily Edge
# Mini Messi

10-year-old 'Mini Messi' from Dublin heads to World Cup after playing with Shamrock Rovers

Jun 16th 2014, 10:47 AM 9,728 Views 4 Comments

Ciarán Duffy will be leading the teams out for the Spain-Chile match on Wednesday.

# rio - Thursday 12 June, 2014

IRB wants union stars like Israel Folau to play in Rio Olympics 7s
# Crossover
From The42
# Crossover

IRB wants union stars like Israel Folau to play in Rio Olympics 7s

Jun 12th 2014, 2:29 PM 4,189 Views 4 Comments

Meanwhile, the Irish Women’s Sevens squad are in Brive for the FIRA/AER European Women’s Championship.

# rio - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

No biggie, just Rio Ferdinand joining Cillian Sheridan's title-winning celebrations
# Living The Dream
From The42
# Living The Dream

No biggie, just Rio Ferdinand joining Cillian Sheridan's title-winning celebrations

Jun 3rd 2014, 12:05 PM 8,033 Views 4 Comments

Not content with scoring the winning goal in the Cypriot league decider, the Cavan man had Rio and Jody over for tea.

# rio - Monday 14 April, 2014

Rio Ferdinand keen to stay at United as future in the balance
# Rio
From The42
# Rio

Rio Ferdinand keen to stay at United as future in the balance

Apr 14th 2014, 10:32 AM 4,401 Views 23 Comments

The veteran defender may be in the final days of his Old Trafford career.

# rio - Thursday 27 February, 2014

McIlroy still undecided between Ireland and Great Britain for 2016 Olympics
# Big Call
From The42
# Big Call

McIlroy still undecided between Ireland and Great Britain for 2016 Olympics

Feb 27th 2014, 7:00 AM 3,749 Views 28 Comments

Fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell warns that it’s ‘a very touchy subject.’

# rio - Friday 7 February, 2014

Pictures: Tear gas fired & running battles with police, in protest at transport hikes in Rio
# Brazil
# Brazil

Pictures: Tear gas fired & running battles with police, in protest at transport hikes in Rio

Feb 7th 2014, 8:38 AM 7,006 Views 10 Comments

“We want FIFA-standard trains,” demonstrators chanted. It’s the latest example of social tensions in Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.

# rio - Friday 1 November, 2013

Ferdinand sceptical of Liverpool’s in-form ‘SAS’ partnership
# Rio
From The42
# Rio

Ferdinand sceptical of Liverpool’s in-form ‘SAS’ partnership

Nov 1st 2013, 12:00 PM 13,619 Views 89 Comments

‘I think you judge partnerships over a period of time,’ says the United defender.

# rio - Friday 11 October, 2013

Fellaini salutes Belgium's World Cup 'warriors'
# Next Stop Rio
From The42
# Next Stop Rio

Fellaini salutes Belgium's World Cup 'warriors'

Oct 11th 2013, 8:09 PM 2,999 Views 6 Comments

Romelu Lukaku’s brace secured the Red Devils’ passage to Brazil.

# rio - Saturday 3 August, 2013

IBM's 'Deep Thunder' system could be used in Dublin to predict flash floods
# Dublin City
# Dublin City

IBM's 'Deep Thunder' system could be used in Dublin to predict flash floods

Aug 3rd 2013, 4:35 PM 9,009 Views 19 Comments

It’s hoped the new micro-forecasting technology could be helpful in developing an early-warning system for vulnerable businesses and householders.

# rio - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Pope: Resist 'idols' of money, power, pleasure
# Brazil
# Brazil

Pope: Resist 'idols' of money, power, pleasure

Jul 24th 2013, 7:45 PM 6,613 Views 121 Comments

The Pope made the comment during a visit to one of the most important shrines in Latin America.

# rio - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Brazil to deploy elite police following mass demonstrations
# Confederations Cup
# Confederations Cup

Brazil to deploy elite police following mass demonstrations

Jun 19th 2013, 10:30 AM 4,574 Views 30 Comments

200,000 have taken part in rallies against lavish government spending, a year before the country is due to stage the World Cup.

# rio - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

1 year out, World Cup's countdown clock unveiled in Rio
# Rio
From The42
# Rio

1 year out, World Cup's countdown clock unveiled in Rio

Jun 12th 2013, 6:41 PM 1,435 Views 0 Comments

’365 Dias’ means ’365 Days’ you guys.

# rio - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Here's the Brazilian Chelsea fan that named his son after Frank Lampard
# Lampardinho
From The42
# Lampardinho

Here's the Brazilian Chelsea fan that named his son after Frank Lampard

Jun 1st 2013, 5:08 PM 1,590 Views 0 Comments

Expect little Lampardinho to be lobbing a hapless England goalkeeper at the 2030 World Cup.

# rio - Saturday 18 May, 2013

He couldn't, could he? Michael Phelps planning comeback for 2016 Olympics - reports
# Unfinished Business
From The42
# Unfinished Business

He couldn't, could he? Michael Phelps planning comeback for 2016 Olympics - reports

May 18th 2013, 12:51 PM 2,320 Views 1 Comment

Is the so-callled greatest Olympian of all time set to return?

# rio - Thursday 2 May, 2013

'I still have a choice' - Rory McIlroy won't be pushed into Irish Olympic team
# Rio
From The42
# Rio

'I still have a choice' - Rory McIlroy won't be pushed into Irish Olympic team

May 2nd 2013, 9:26 AM 15,408 Views 182 Comments

He’ll make the call further down the road to Rio.

# rio - Friday 8 March, 2013

FIFA sell Maracana tickets for Confederation Cup, admit 'there's no Plan B'
# Pick Up The Slack
From The42
# Pick Up The Slack

FIFA sell Maracana tickets for Confederation Cup, admit 'there's no Plan B'

Mar 8th 2013, 7:05 AM 1,432 Views 0 Comments

Hey Ronaldo and Bebeto, get the finger(s) out.

# rio - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Bad news for Ireland? Richard Dunne suffers injury setback, Lambert admits
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

Bad news for Ireland? Richard Dunne suffers injury setback, Lambert admits

Jan 29th 2013, 11:06 PM 7,832 Views 15 Comments

Ireland head to Sweden before welcoming Austria to Dublin next month.

# rio - Saturday 19 January, 2013

17 questions for the co-founder of Innocent (the smoothie people)

17 questions for the co-founder of Innocent (the smoothie people)

Jan 19th 2013, 9:15 AM 16,363 Views 18 Comments

Richard Reed on the Coke connection, accessing credit and getting to Rio 2016.

# rio - Friday 11 January, 2013

Shock as artist found dead by his famous work in Brazil
# Investigation
# Investigation

Shock as artist found dead by his famous work in Brazil

Jan 11th 2013, 3:01 PM 22,240 Views 5 Comments

Chilean artist Jorge Sealaron was found dead in front of his house, on the steps he created for the Brazilian people.

# rio - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Brazilian prostitutes will take free English language classes ahead of the 2014 World Cup
# Brazil 2014
From The42
# Brazil 2014

Brazilian prostitutes will take free English language classes ahead of the 2014 World Cup

Jan 9th 2013, 3:11 PM 11,540 Views 28 Comments

The Association as Prostitution says it’s as important for prostitutes to learn English as taxi drivers.

# rio - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

'Nobody at 23 should be asked to make that decision' -- Harrington's sympathy for McIlroy's Olympic choice
# Rio
From The42
# Rio

'Nobody at 23 should be asked to make that decision' -- Harrington's sympathy for McIlroy's Olympic choice

Jan 8th 2013, 6:22 PM 19,656 Views 115 Comments

‘There’s going to be no winner out of this one.’

# rio - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

VIDEO: Rescue helicopter crashes into sea at Copacabana beach
# Copacabana
# Copacabana

VIDEO: Rescue helicopter crashes into sea at Copacabana beach

Jan 1st 2013, 1:34 PM 14,236 Views 21 Comments

Nobody was injured during the dramatic incident.

# rio - Friday 21 December, 2012

Maradona wants to coach Iraq at the World Cup in Brazil
# El Diego
From The42
# El Diego

Maradona wants to coach Iraq at the World Cup in Brazil

Dec 21st 2012, 1:21 PM 600 Views 0 Comments

Never thought I’d type that sentence.

# rio - Thursday 18 October, 2012

VIDEO: Neymar overcomes jetlag fears to score yet another golazo
# Gooooalllll!
From The42
# Gooooalllll!

VIDEO: Neymar overcomes jetlag fears to score yet another golazo

Oct 18th 2012, 10:54 AM 1,035 Views 0 Comments

This is just ridiculous.

# rio - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Here's how Trap's Ireland can finish second and still not reach the playoffs
# Explainer
From The42
# Explainer

Here's how Trap's Ireland can finish second and still not reach the playoffs

Oct 17th 2012, 2:38 PM 2,546 Views 3 Comments

And also why the emphatic manner of Ireland’s loss to Germany could come back to haunt them.

# rio - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Torrential downpour: England and Poland will have to play it again
# Super Soaker
From The42
# Super Soaker

Torrential downpour: England and Poland will have to play it again

Oct 16th 2012, 9:05 PM 1,835 Views 0 Comments

War… saw, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

# rio - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Uncaged: UFC back to its best in Brazil
# Octagon
From The42
# Octagon

Uncaged: UFC back to its best in Brazil

Oct 13th 2012, 8:40 AM 408 Views 0 Comments

Stephan Bonnar has a chance to go out on a high when he faces hometown hero Anderson Silva at UFC 153 in Rio.

# rio - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Fletch lives: Steven Fletcher returns from Scotland exile
# World Cup 2014
From The42
# World Cup 2014

Fletch lives: Steven Fletcher returns from Scotland exile

Oct 2nd 2012, 2:19 PM 466 Views 0 Comments

The Sunderland striker has not featured for the national side since he texted the Scottish Football Association to say he did not want to be selected.