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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Spain

This week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# Algeciras
Man dies and priest wounded in machete attack on Spain churches
Prosecutors immediately opened a terror probe into the attack.
# getting bigger
Uefa expand Nations League to include quarter-finals and promotion play-offs
Had the format been in play this year, Ireland would have had to play-off to preserve their League B status.
Last month
December 2022
Spain decries 'dreadful' spike in murders of women
At least 46 women were killed due to gender violence this year in Spain.
# PAID THE PENALTY
Luis Enrique sacked by Spain as they appoint Luis de la Fuente
“Both the president, Luis Rubiales, and the sporting director, Jose Francisco Molina, have told the coach their decision,” the Spanish FA said in a statement.
# Train Crash
Over 150 people injured in train collision near Barcelona
18 medical units were deployed to the area
# ON THE SPOT
Magnificent Morocco shock toothless Spain in penalty shoot-out
Morocco won 3-0 on spot kicks after a tense, goalless 120 minutes.
# twists and turns
Japan shock Spain and eliminate Germany on roller-coaster World Cup night
Recounting an astonishing night as Japan came from behind to beat Spain 2-1 and knock out Germany in the process.
# Madrid
US embassy and Spain PM got letter similar to one which exploded at Ukraine embassy
The letter that exploded at the embassy in Madrid was addressed to the Ukrainian ambassador.
Last year
2022
# Madrid
Letterbomb sent to Ukraine's embassy in Spain injures one
Police have opened an investigation involving forensic police.
# honours even
Strikers make the difference as Spain and Germany share high-quality draw
Alvaro Morata and Niclas Füllkrug scored the goals in a 1-1 draw.
AS IT HAPPENED
Spain v Germany, World Cup
Tonight’s Group E heavyweight clash finished 1-1.
# Court
Former Our Lady's Hospice head of finance jailed for Spanish property scheme
Members of the company’s board were told that the property was dilapidated and not fit for sale.
# World Cup 2022
'A unique player' - Gavi becomes the youngest World Cup goalscorer since Pele
The 18-year-old became Spain’s youngest goalscorer in June.
# New generation
Spain's latest version of tiki-taka a joy to behold as they set benchmark
The 2010 champions trounce Costa Rica 7-0 with Barcelona teenagers Gavi and Pedri among those to put on a show.
# Wrap
No Ronaldo, no problem for Portugal, Fati shines for Spain in World Cup warm-ups
Bruno Fernandes scored two first-half goals in Lisbon.
# Q School
Waterford's Hurley in line for DP Tour card entering final day, Cork's Murphy four shots back
A 70 today for Gary Hurley, while John Murphy shot 69.
# europol raids
Gardaí involved in major operation against 'logistics and money laundering' gang in Spain
Europol has said that the gang was providing financial and technical support to other criminal groups in Europe.
# Group by Group Guide
Group E Preview: Spain and Germany collide in heavyweight group
The latest in our series focuses on Group E, featuring Spain, Germany, Japan and Costa Rica.
# Primary Care
Hundreds of thousands of people march in support for Madrid's public healthcare
The protest comes ahead of a planned strike by nearly 5,000 regional family doctors and paediatricians
# Spain
Spanish policeman gets jail term over Twitter disinformation
The man also claimed that mainstream media was covering up the rape.
# coygig
Ireland add two players to squad for Spain training camp and Morocco friendly
The camp begins next Monday 7 November in Marbella.
# Arrest
Woman arrested in Spain after police find snatched newborn
She had disguised herself as a nurse.
# Healthcare
Spanish baby receives groundbreaking intestinal transplant
Spain is a world leader in organ transplants.
# whenever wherever
Spanish court orders Shakira to stand trial in tax fraud case
The Colombian singer is accused of defrauding the Spanish tax office of €14.5 million.
# KOCG
Vodka and Coke: How Europol say the Kinahan gang's money man moved millions before his arrest
Nero Drinks was sanctioned by the US Treasury.
# ligaf
Opening round of Women’s La Liga cancelled following referees’ no-show
Spanish women’s top-flight games were postponed over the weekend due to a referees’ strike.
# trade off
‘Empty bellies’: Unweaned calves left without milk for long periods on journey to Europe
Department audit finds some operators not complying with feeding intervals, Noteworthy reveals.
# trade off
‘A slow, terrible death’: The fate of Irish cattle exported outside of the EU
Noteworthy finds the State has little to no control over what happens to animals once they leave Ireland.
# hailstones
Spanish toddler dies after being hit on head by hailstones
The incident happened in the Catalonia region.
THE MORNING LEAD
'Export loophole’: Irish cattle shipped from Spain on ‘substandard’ vessels
A report by
Niall Sargent
Thousands of cattle exported on vessels that do not meet standards required under Irish laws.
Thousands of cattle exported on vessels that do not meet standards required under Irish laws
Niall Sargent of Noteworthy reports that unwanted males from the dairy industry are among those exported
Destinations include Egypt where ‘appalling’ slaughter techniques are common
# Euthanasia
Shooting suspect helped to die in Spain before trial
Marin Eugen Sabau (46) in December opened fire on three colleagues and a policeman, wounding several.
# Disaster
Firefighters battle to save national park as forest fires continue in Spain and Portugal
A wildfire in Spain burnt up 10,000 hectares of land and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people, regional officials say.
# Spain
Festival organisers in Spain 'devastated' after stage collapse kills one person and injures 17
Heavy winds are believed to have brought the stage down in the early hours of Saturday morning.
# Tragic
Irish tourist drowned in a Spanish pool
The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is ready to provide consular assistance to the man’s family who live in the area.
# lack of the tie-tans
Spanish Prime Minister tells nation to avoid ties to save on air-con energy
Feeling a little more comfortable would save energy if it resulted in less air conditioning being used, he said.
# Hips Don't Lie
Spain prosecutors call for eight-year sentence for Shakira over alleged tax fraud
The global singer is accused of defrauding the Spanish tax office out of €14.5 million.
# Wildfires
France and Spain fight spreading wildfires as heatwave fries Europe
Towns are being evacuated in south-western France as thousands of firefighters tackle the flames.
# Shooting
Five injured in Marbella nightclub shooting
The incident happened shortly after midnight Irish time.
# EURO2022
Spain ready for 'toughest game' against England as Germany click into gear
Jorge Vilda’s side edged out Denmark 1-0 in their final Group B match to set up a meeting with the hosts in Brighton on Wednesday.
# Mass Graves
Spain moves ahead with bill to honour victims of Franco dictatorship
Hundreds of thousands of people were killed during the Spanish Civil War or “disappeared” during Franco’s regime.