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# Rome

Last month
January 2023
# Emanuela Orlandi
Vatican reopens probe into teenager’s disappearance 40 years ago
Orlandi vanished on 22 June 1983 after leaving her family’s Vatican City apartment.
# Catholic Church
Pilgrims keep streaming to Vatican to honour Pope Benedict
The former pontiff’s body is lying in state after his death on Saturday.
Last year
# 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.
# 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
# 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
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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Golf
Rory McIlroy picks up the pace to claim lead ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick in Rome
McIlroy’s group looked unlikely to complete their second rounds after taking three hours to play nine holes.
# Swimming
McSharry third fastest and safely through to breaststroke final in Rome
The European Aquatics Championships are continuing.
# Passport Office
Family miss out on meeting the Pope due to passport delays
The Taoiseach said it must be very distressing for the mother and her four children who did not make their flight today.
All time
# Rome
Attention turns to climate action on second day of G20 summit
World leaders yesterday endorsed a global 15% minimum corporate tax rate.
# Rome
World leaders to talk climate, economy, vaccines at G20
The two day talks will be held in Rome.
# Forza Nuova
Italy: Calls for far-right group ban after violence at vaccine pass protests
Forza Nuova’s website was taken offline today by order of a Rome court.
# Ostiense neighbourhood
Fire damages historic bridge in Rome
The blaze is believed to have started in shacks used by homeless people near the Iron Bridge.
# On track
Wales are one win away from a Grand Slam after hammering Italy
Wayne Pivac’s men made it four from four ahead of next weekend’s visit to France.
# Skipper
Farrell hails Sexton's enduring influence after Ireland captain's return in Rome
‘His performance was excellent but it’s more than that.’
Connors takes his chance in Rome to push for Ireland start against Scotland
The 24-year-old openside was among the best performers in a six-try win for Andy Farrell’s side.
# Work to do
'It doesn't mean everything is fixed now' - Ireland have tougher tasks ahead
After a six-try win in Rome, Ireland now look towards a visit to Edinburgh.
'I'll always remember it': Fans tell their stories of the Six Nations spirit at Ireland v Italy
Matches against the Azzurri are the focus in this week’s instalment of our ‘Hear The Roar’ series with William Hill.
# Rome
Italy imposes new restrictions with closure of gyms, pools and cinemas
Cinemas, gyms and pools have been closed while bars, cafes and restaurants face an early curfew.
# Papal blessing
Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions
The Pope made the comments in a documentary released today.
# Rome
North Korean ambassador to Italy who went missing in 2018 ‘defected to South’
If confirmed, Jo Song Gil would be the highest-level North Korean official to defect since the 1990s.
# Pope Benedict
Retired Pope Benedict ‘ill after visit to Germany’
Benedict has lived in a monastery in Vatican City since shortly after his retirement.
# easter
'Dear friends, look at the real heroes': Pope Francis begins Holy Week celebrations without the public
Normally, tens of thousands of pilgrims would have attended Easter Week services.
# Hospitalised
Two Celtic fans stabbed in Rome ahead of Europa League match with Lazio
The attacks took place in the Italian capital last night.
# Punishment
Celtic and Lazio's Europa League clash to be played in partially closed Stadio Olimpico
Uefa has taken action following ‘racist behaviour’ from the Italian outfit’s fans.
# lovers of modena
Roman-era 'lovers of Modena', buried hand-in-hand, were men
Exactly why the two men were carefully laid to rest with their hands interlocked remains a mystery.
# Public Appearance
Kevin Spacey makes first public appearance in two years in Rome
Spacey is under investigation for sexual assaults in the US and Britain.
# dna tests
Vatican opens burial chambers in hunt for princesses and missing teen
Emanuela Orlandi was last seen leaving a music class in Rome in 1983.
# Emanuela Orlandi
Vatican to open tombs in search for teenage girl missing since 1983
Emanuela Orlandi was last seen leaving a music class aged 15 in June 1983.
# Athletics
Barr just shy of season's best with fourth-place finish in Rome
The Waterford native missed out on a podium place, but improved on his performance in Stockholm last week.
# holey show
Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome
It is believed the supply had been shut off due to unpaid electricity bills amounting to around €300,000.
# Rome
Former trainee priest suing Irish Examiner and Echo
The man previously launched legal action against other newspapers including the Irish Times and the Irish Independent.
# Gutted
'We live in a sensationalist world' - Conor O'Shea says Italy are climbing
The Italy boss was left gutted in Rome, but remains proud of his players.
# Struggles
Ireland leave Rome 'relieved' but underperformance causes concern
Joe Schmidt said he was proud of how his players responded in the second half.
# Pride of Athlone
'I'm delighted I can dedicate this cap to him' - Carty spurred on by cousin
The 26-year-old Connacht man won his first Ireland cap in Rome.
# sluggish
Ireland survive first-half scare in Rome to notch bonus-point win over Italy
Joe Schmidt’s men still remain some way off their best despite the victory at Stadio Olimpico.
# forza
Schmidt's Ireland strive for attacking 'flow' as Sexton and Murray hit 50
Joe Schmidt’s side are confident that they’re close to truly clicking.