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Letter from Rome: Schmidt's demands liberate Ireland to succeed
Our man in Italy reports back on an Ireland squad that appears at ease with the head coach’s intensity.
'He's one of the best in the world' - Ireland wary of Parisse's quality
The Italian captain remains the heart and soul of Jacques Brunel’s side at the age of 31.
In pics: Keats kicks into gear as Ireland get a feel for Stadio Olimpico
Ian Keatley looks to be in decent goal-kicking form.
Schmidt set to pair Henshaw and Payne together again in Ireland's midfield
Meanwhile, Jordi Murphy is likely to be included in the back row for the trip to Italy.
Madigan ready for Schmidt's demands with Six Nations looming
The Leinster back is favourite to wear 10 for Ireland against Italy in just over a fortnight’s time.
Open Thread: Who would you pick to start for Ireland in the Six Nations?
Have Luke Marshall or Felix Jones done enough to make the breakthrough?
The mayor of Rome isn't afraid of the mafia - he's going to keep riding his bike
Police had warned the mayor that he was under threat by “dangerous organisations”.
Pope Francis!
The top 6 destinations to watch football in Europe
Tapas and football? It’s time to start planning your next break.
Christian woman who was spared death sentence in Sudan arrives in Rome
27-year-old Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to death in May for converting from Islam.
Martin: 'Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past'
The Archbishop said that the Catholic Church must “do more” to help victims of abuse.
Ground staff blamed as Ryanair plane rolls into a fire station at Rome Airport
Nobody was injured in the incident, which happened during a strike by Italian ground staff.
Ryanair flights cancelled to and from Rome due to strike action
Ryanair says that affected customers can transfer onto alternative flights by contacting Ryanair’s reservation centres.
John XXIII and John Paul II declared saints
Retired Pope Benedict XVI and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are in attendance at today’s ceremony.
John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him...
You might still find this gem lurking on a bookshelf in your parents’ house…
Can't make it to Rome? You can watch John Paul II's canonisation live in 3D in Drumcondra
Around 5 million people are expected in Rome ahead of the ceremony to make John Paul II and John XXIII saints. If you’re not a fan of the crowds, here are the options…
Pope Francis has been washing people's feet ... again
The Pope washed the feet of a dozen elderly and disabled people during a ceremony in Rome.
Police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters in Rome, 20 officers were injured in violence
One protester lost a number of fingers after a firecracker apparently exploded prematurely in his hand.
Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests
He said he would not take one step back in regards to how abusers are dealt with and the sanctions that must be imposed.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin caught up with Pope Francis today in Rome
While attending a conference on human trafficking, the Pope was presented with a t-shirt which said “Turn Back Crime”.
Gun used in attempted assassination on Pope John Paul II goes on exhibit
Italy’s justice ministry has loaned the museum the gun, a Browning 9mm, for three years.
England take Six Nations lead after hammering Italy in Rome
However, Leonardo Sarto’s late try ensured England would not surpass the 50-point margin they chased.
Italy coach Brunel warns of backlash as Tommaso Allan faces Scots
The Italian out-half played for Scotland at underage level before switching to the country of his birth.
Gray in, Denton out as Scotland make their way to rumble in Rome
Interim coach Scott Johnson is keeping us guessing with these starting line-ups.
Hijacker of Rome-bound plane “was co-pilot” — Geneva police
The man “said he felt threatened in his country” and wanted to seek asylum in Switzerland.
Here's Pope Francis meeting Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan
After the meeting, Lee said she hopes the Pope will help her with her fight to help mothers and children who need closure.
Queen Elizabeth to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican
Queen Elizabeth will meet with the Pontiff on 3 April, Buckingham Palace announced today.
Blast at church in Rome ahead of Francois Hollande visit
The French President is due to meet with the Pope for the first time later today amid deep divisions in France over issues like abortion and gay marriage.
Dine like the Romans? Then try some giraffe legs and sea urchins...
We don’t think it will be the new Atkins.
Former Pope Benedict makes second secret trip outside Vatican
The former pope, who promised on retirement to “live hidden from the world”, made excursion to visit brother in hospital.
Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”
The new Pope has delivered his first Christmas ‘urbi et orbi’ message.
Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy
There is no plan to re-establish a resident embassy to the Holy See in the immediate term says Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore
Hundreds camped out in Rome to protest against austerity
Tens of thousands had marched through Rome in a mostly peaceful demonstration yesterday.
Who's the Irish woman in the new series of The Walking Dead?
Double tap, like.
Italian crisis intensifies as rebels begin deserting Berlusconi
Members of his party are considering splitting from the former premier after he urged his ministers to pull out of the Government at the weekend.
These two former popes will be made saints in April next year
Pope Francis today announced the date for the canonisation ceremony which is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome.
Italy's top court upholds Silvio Berlusconi's prison term
The former Italian prime minister is likely to face house arrest or community service because of his age after the court upheld his conviction for tax fraud.
The Catholic Church shouldn't fear structural renewal – Pope Francis
Pope Francis has called for structural renewal in the Catholic church to keep up with the times – but also advised priests and nuns to shun costly trappings so they can use more resources to help the poor.
Top officials at scandal-hit Vatican bank resign
It follows the arrest of a cleric who held accounts at the institution for alleged corruption.
Pope names commission of inquiry into Vatican Bank
The commission will investigate the bank’s legal structure and the activities of the secretive financial institution.