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# rome - Friday 19 May, 2017

President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday
# D-Tour To Vatican
# D-Tour To Vatican

President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday

May 19th 2017, 3:16 PM 6,390 Views 34 Comments

President Higgins will also visit the Biennale, the world’s oldest international art exhibition.

# rome - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

It robs people of the basics of life': Irish families bring Huntington's campaign to Vatican
# Rare Diseases
# Rare Diseases

It robs people of the basics of life': Irish families bring Huntington's campaign to Vatican

May 16th 2017, 6:10 AM 10,179 Views 14 Comments

Irish people living with Huntington’s Disease will have an audience with Pope Francis tomorrow.

# rome - Friday 12 May, 2017

Emergency services respond to explosion outside post office in Rome
# Italy
# Italy

Emergency services respond to explosion outside post office in Rome

May 12th 2017, 10:05 AM 11,674 Views 18 Comments

No injuries were reported.

# rome - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'We turn towards you with eyes lowered in shame': Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer
# Shame
# Shame

'We turn towards you with eyes lowered in shame': Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer

Apr 15th 2017, 9:24 AM 10,533 Views 40 Comments

The pontiff also hit out at the scandals which have rocked the Catholic Church.

# rome - Thursday 6 April, 2017

Ryanair will offer connecting flights onto rivals' routes starting this year
# Big Deal
# Big Deal

Ryanair will offer connecting flights onto rivals' routes starting this year

Apr 6th 2017, 12:40 PM 22,314 Views 8 Comments

The Irish budget airline plans to hook up with both Aer Lingus and Norwegian Air.

# rome - Saturday 18 February, 2017

'Thanks to books, I feel free': The man with the most degrees in history
# Luciano Baietti
# Luciano Baietti

'Thanks to books, I feel free': The man with the most degrees in history

Feb 18th 2017, 12:30 PM 27,265 Views 22 Comments

“Thanks to books, I feel free. After all, the words share the same root,” he says, referring to the Italian words libro (book) and libero (free).

# rome - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

Irish rugby fan arrested in Italy after 'trying to grab soldier's machine gun'
# Rome
# Rome

Irish rugby fan arrested in Italy after 'trying to grab soldier's machine gun'

Feb 14th 2017, 8:32 AM 47,480 Views 103 Comments

The incident happened on Friday evening.

# rome - Saturday 11 February, 2017

No excuses for Ireland as they aim to get Six Nations title bid back on track
# Rise In Rome
From The42
# Rise In Rome

No excuses for Ireland as they aim to get Six Nations title bid back on track

Feb 11th 2017, 8:00 AM 11,498 Views 9 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men are strong favourites at Stadio Olimpico this afternoon.

# rome - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Wales late show stuns valiant Italy in Rome
# When In Rome
From The42
# When In Rome

Wales late show stuns valiant Italy in Rome

Feb 5th 2017, 4:45 PM 10,393 Views 8 Comments

Conor O’Shea’s side had Wales on the run for an hour.

# rome - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out

Jan 29th 2017, 3:23 PM 43,715 Views 129 Comments

Fr Tony Flannery and Fr Sean McDonagh have sharply criticised how the Vatican treats clergy and, in particular, women.

# rome - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Struck again: Italy hit by three earthquakes in one hour
# Shaken
# Shaken

Struck again: Italy hit by three earthquakes in one hour

Jan 18th 2017, 2:42 PM 16,875 Views 4 Comments

It further isolated some towns which were buried under snow for days.

# rome - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Meal deal: Vatican McDonald's row ends with hamburgers for homeless
# Unholy Row
# Unholy Row

Meal deal: Vatican McDonald's row ends with hamburgers for homeless

Jan 15th 2017, 10:00 AM 28,253 Views 60 Comments

Meals made up of a double cheeseburger, an apple and a bottle of water will be handed out every Monday.

# rome - Thursday 22 December, 2016

"We have a duty not to let these people die": A year of rescuing thousands in the Mediterranean
# Italy's Coastguard
# Italy's Coastguard

"We have a duty not to let these people die": A year of rescuing thousands in the Mediterranean

Dec 22nd 2016, 1:00 PM 5,165 Views 34 Comments

A look into the world of the Italian coastguard during testing times.

# rome - Sunday 30 October, 2016

14th century basilica reduced to rubble after Italy's most powerful quake in 36 years
# Italy
# Italy

14th century basilica reduced to rubble after Italy's most powerful quake in 36 years

Oct 30th 2016, 11:20 AM 36,303 Views 20 Comments

There were several people injured, but there have been no reports of fatalities.

# rome - Saturday 15 October, 2016

'Perverse decision' - Cardinals not happy about plans for McDonald's to open in the Vatican

'Perverse decision' - Cardinals not happy about plans for McDonald's to open in the Vatican

Oct 15th 2016, 12:45 PM 20,830 Views 86 Comments

The new McVatican comes with a side order of outrage.

# rome - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Rome's Olympic bid abandoned after newly-elected mayor refuses to support project
# 2024 Olympics
From The42
# 2024 Olympics

Rome's Olympic bid abandoned after newly-elected mayor refuses to support project

Oct 11th 2016, 12:58 PM 2,887 Views 2 Comments

Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris are battling to stage the Games.

# rome - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Italian man ordered to buy feminist books for underage prostitute
# Rome
# Rome

Italian man ordered to buy feminist books for underage prostitute

Sep 25th 2016, 12:26 PM 24,560 Views 52 Comments

The man has been ordered to buy the teenage girl 30 books “on the theme of women’s dignity”.

# rome - Friday 23 September, 2016

Pope Francis condemns gossipy journalism as a form of terrorism
# Rumour Has It
# Rumour Has It

Pope Francis condemns gossipy journalism as a form of terrorism

Sep 23rd 2016, 8:51 AM 9,507 Views 62 Comments

The pontiff also urged journalists not to stoke fear over migration forced by war or hunger.

# rome - Monday 29 August, 2016

Irish women's football legend Anne O'Brien dies aged 60
# RIP
From The42
# RIP

Irish women's football legend Anne O'Brien dies aged 60

Aug 29th 2016, 5:08 PM 7,486 Views 2 Comments

The Dubliner is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest-ever female footballers

# rome - Monday 4 July, 2016

Body of 19-year-old American student missing in Rome found in river
# Beau Solomon
# Beau Solomon

Body of 19-year-old American student missing in Rome found in river

Jul 4th 2016, 10:03 PM 32,487 Views 6 Comments

Beau Solomon was last seen by his friends in a pub on Friday.

# rome - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Italian student found dead in a ditch after disappearing in Cairo
# Giulio Regeni
# Giulio Regeni

Italian student found dead in a ditch after disappearing in Cairo

Feb 4th 2016, 11:47 AM 12,596 Views 11 Comments

He was last seen when he left his home to meet a friend.

# rome - Sunday 24 January, 2016

Thousands march for LGBT rights in Rome
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Thousands march for LGBT rights in Rome

Jan 24th 2016, 7:00 AM 9,608 Views 57 Comments

Italy is the only major Western European country not to have enacted civil union legislation allowing same-sex couples to have their relationships acknowledged by law.

# rome - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Rome could be the next Olympic bid derailed due to public opposition
# Costly Exercise
From The42
# Costly Exercise

Rome could be the next Olympic bid derailed due to public opposition

Jan 7th 2016, 5:14 PM 4,494 Views 9 Comments

Radicali Italiani today called for a referendum before the Eternal City continues its bid for the 2024 Games.

# rome - Saturday 21 November, 2015

How Italy's mobsters use tourists traps to launder money
# Shady Business
# Shady Business

How Italy's mobsters use tourists traps to launder money

Nov 21st 2015, 9:45 PM 32,011 Views 20 Comments

In one instance it is alleged that the Mafia even used a convent as a front.

# rome - Sunday 1 November, 2015

15 cities you have to visit at least once, according to the experts
# Holliers
# Holliers

15 cities you have to visit at least once, according to the experts

Nov 1st 2015, 6:00 PM 20,017 Views 57 Comments

How many have you been to?

# rome - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Is 'Vatileaks' back? Machivellian cardinals are plotting against Pope Francis
# Cloak And Dagger
# Cloak And Dagger

Is 'Vatileaks' back? Machivellian cardinals are plotting against Pope Francis

Oct 13th 2015, 1:56 PM 10,538 Views 33 Comments

A letter signed 13 by conservative cardinals accused the church of engineering procedures in favour of liberals.

# rome - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

And the five cities that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics are...
# Hats In The Ring
From The42
# Hats In The Ring

And the five cities that will bid to host the 2024 Olympics are...

Sep 16th 2015, 12:00 PM 33,031 Views 35 Comments

Four European cities and one from the United States are in the running.

# rome - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Police find severed leg tattooed with the phrase "a good day to die"
# Italy
# Italy

Police find severed leg tattooed with the phrase "a good day to die"

Aug 12th 2015, 8:20 PM 14,065 Views 11 Comments

The grisly find was made in Rome yesterday.

# rome - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow
# Column
# Column

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

Jul 7th 2015, 11:44 PM 393 Views 40 Comments

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

# rome - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Irish nun rescued after three days stuck in a lift
# Divine Intervention
# Divine Intervention

Irish nun rescued after three days stuck in a lift

Jun 9th 2015, 12:24 PM 21,269 Views 32 Comments

The 58-year-old was with another nun from New Zealand in the Rome convent.

# rome - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

The Pope hasn't watched TV for 25 years after a promise to the Virgin Mary
# Tuning Out
# Tuning Out

The Pope hasn't watched TV for 25 years after a promise to the Virgin Mary

May 26th 2015, 9:13 AM 12,540 Views 42 Comments

He says TV isn’t for him, but he still keeps up with the football.

# rome - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Juve are now just one game away from emulating Man United's famous 1999 side
# Dream
From The42
# Dream

Juve are now just one game away from emulating Man United's famous 1999 side

May 20th 2015, 10:49 PM 8,495 Views 14 Comments

The Turin-based club beat Lazio in the Italian Cup final this evening.

# rome - Monday 30 March, 2015

Knox's ex-boyfriend: 'I will not accept being labelled a murderer'
# Meredith Kercher
# Meredith Kercher

Knox's ex-boyfriend: 'I will not accept being labelled a murderer'

Mar 30th 2015, 1:46 PM 19,346 Views 28 Comments

Raffaele Sollecito also described his relationship with Knox as a “simple story of affection”.

# rome - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

The world going green for St Patrick's Day will fill you with pride
# Paris To Berlin
# Paris To Berlin

The world going green for St Patrick's Day will fill you with pride

Mar 17th 2015, 8:42 PM 80,517 Views 89 Comments

The ‘Global Greening’ is even bigger this year.

# rome - Monday 9 March, 2015

Two US tourists carved their names into the Colosseum for a selfie, were promptly arrested
# When In Rome
From The Daily Edge
# When In Rome

Two US tourists carved their names into the Colosseum for a selfie, were promptly arrested

Mar 9th 2015, 11:39 AM 4,911 Views 5 Comments

This will certainly make for a unique holiday experience.

# rome - Monday 9 February, 2015

Pope Francis stops by a shanty town for a surprise visit and the people love it
# Warm Reception
# Warm Reception

Pope Francis stops by a shanty town for a surprise visit and the people love it

Feb 9th 2015, 8:14 PM 15,311 Views 52 Comments

Many of the town’s inhabitants were from South America.

# rome - Sunday 8 February, 2015

'I know Johnny's number one, but you can't just accept that' - Ian Keatley
# Mr. Nice Guy
From The42
# Mr. Nice Guy

'I know Johnny's number one, but you can't just accept that' - Ian Keatley

Feb 8th 2015, 7:30 AM 9,757 Views 27 Comments

The Munster out-half had a strong showing in Rome as Ireland beat Italy.

# rome - Saturday 7 February, 2015

15 of the best images as Ireland complete a hat-trick of Six Nations wins over Italy
# Rome Sweet Rome
From The42
# Rome Sweet Rome

15 of the best images as Ireland complete a hat-trick of Six Nations wins over Italy

Feb 7th 2015, 5:07 PM 7,333 Views 0 Comments

The men, women and under 20 sides all had a hard-fought win to start their campaigns.

Rome is getting a red light district
# Green Light
# Green Light

Rome is getting a red light district

Feb 7th 2015, 2:59 PM 20,812 Views 25 Comments

If the experiment proves successful, the council will open three separate red light zones.

Letter from Rome: Schmidt's demands liberate Ireland to succeed
# Roman Invasion
From The42
# Roman Invasion

Letter from Rome: Schmidt's demands liberate Ireland to succeed

Feb 7th 2015, 8:10 AM 11,170 Views 11 Comments

Our man in Italy reports back on an Ireland squad that appears at ease with the head coach’s intensity.