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Saturday 30 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Spain

This month
September 2023
Almost all women's World Cup players rule out Spain call-up: statement
The statement came as the team’s new coach Montse Tome was poised to announce the squad for two upcoming international fixtures.
Spanish football federation fires controversial women's coach Vilda
Vilda was in charge when Spain beat England in the World Cup final last month.
Spanish football federation fires controversial women's coach Vilda
Vilda was in charge when Spain beat England in the World Cup final last month.
Spain men's national team condemn 'unacceptable behaviour' of Rubiales
Rubiales has been provisionally suspended by Fifa pending an investigation.
Two people dead and one missing after heavy rain causes flash floods in Spain
Several metro lines were closed in Madrid this morning due to flooding caused by heavy overnight rains.
Last month
August 2023
Irishman found dead in Ibiza hotel
His body was found in a hotel in San Antonio.
Tánaiste Micheál Martin to attend informal meetings of EU Defence and Foreign Affairs ministers
The EU’s response to the latest developments in Ukraine and Niger are set to dominate the discussions in Spain.
Plane from Dublin to Canary Islands forced to make unscheduled stop due to unruly passenger
Spanish police confirmed two Irish nationals left the plane voluntarily and were ‘reported for an administrative breach of air safety’.
FIFA suspend Spanish football chief Rubiales after Hermoso kiss
Football’s world governing body have also banned him from making contact with the player.
FIFA suspend Spanish football chief Rubiales after Hermoso kiss
The World Cup winner had accused the federation of a ‘manipulative, hostile and controlling culture.’
Spain's Hermoso felt 'vulnerable and victim of assault' after Rubiales kiss
Hermoso called the kiss “an impulsive, macho act” on the part of Rubiales.
Gavin Cooney: World Cup leaves inspiring legacy but football remains a man’s game
Just 12 of Fifa’s 211 member associations are led by women – major change won’t happen without more women in charge.
Spanish PM calls football chief's apology for World Cup kiss 'insufficient'
As the controversy over the kiss grew yesterday, Rubiales apologised in a video posted on social media.
Irishman arrested in Ibiza after drugs detected in his suitcase
The drugs were identified by a sniffer dog in Ibiza Airport.
Spain brilliance, England regret and what next after thrilling World Cup
La Roja are the new world champions.
Sensational Spain leave England shattered and flattered by the scoreline
Spain were crowned world champions with a 1-0 win in Sydney.
Spain down England to win Women's World Cup for the first time
Captain Olga Carmona was on target as Spain won 1-0.
Spain down England to win Women's World Cup for the first time
Captain Olga Carmona was on target as Spain won 1-0.
Spain v England, Fifa Women's World Cup final
Spain reigned supreme in Sydney.
World Cup final is one more fight for England and Spain stars to overcome
Both squads have endured contrasting trials and tribulations to reach point of legendary status.
Firefighters in Tenerife battle through the night to halt worst wildfire in decades
Canary Islands regional President Fernando Clavijo said today’s efforts would be crucial to containing the fire.
Spain, Portugal battle wildfires as temperatures soar
The Iberian peninsula is in the middle of a third heatwave this summer.
130 people evacuated as wildfire spreads on Spain-France border
Local people were evacuated overnight from several villages as a precaution.
Five-star Spain crush Switzerland to advance to last eight
Manager Jorge Vilda was justified in his decision to drop Alexia Putellas to the bench.
July 2023
Spain begins talks to avoid new election after inconclusive vote
Spain – which held four general elections between 2015 and 2019 – could find itself once again in deadlock and forced to call a new vote.
Spain goes to the polls in snap election that could see right-wing return to power
Socialist prime minister Pedro Sanchez faces a strong challenge from the right.
What impact will the European heatwave have on Irish supermarket shelves?
A report by
Diarmuid Pepper
‘When the soil becomes too hot, the plant isn’t going to grow, it’s actually going to die.’
Six migrants drown off Morocco trying to reach Spain
The other 48 would-be migrants made it back to shore where they received first aid, the authorities added.
Firefighters across Europe rush to Greece as gruelling Mediterranean heatwave takes toll
New evacuations were ordered today as wildfires raged near the Greek capital.
Spanish coastguard searching for three boats lost at sea after rescuing one found in distress
During their searches yesterday, rescuers found a boat carrying 78 sub-Saharan migrants who were taken to Gran Canaria island.
Family of Irish woman who was killed in Spain ask for privacy
A statement on behalf of Kirsty Ward’s family said they are requesting privacy and will not make any further comment.
Rescued fishermen brought to Castletownbere after Spanish ship catches fire
The trawler was fishing for hake off Ireland’s south-west coast when it caught fire.
EU 'unequivocally' supports Ukrainian accession, says Spanish PM
Spain has assumed the rotating EU presidency.
This year
Prolonged drought and record-high temperatures: Spain braces for massive wildfires
The country has already endured record-high temperatures this year, and July and August tend to be the hottest and driest months.
Profile: Who is Liam Byrne, the leading Kinahan Cartel figure arrested in Spain at the weekend?
Byrne and a relative have been arrested by Spanish police as part of a global probe.
Senior Kinahan organised crime figure Liam Byrne arrested by Spanish police in Majorca
Spanish police said that Liam Byrne had travelled to the island for a family reunion and was wanted by the UK for arms trafficking.
Four detained for hanging effigy of Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior
Three youths have also bee arrested for racist insults against the Brazilian forward.
Dublin firefighters praised after helping seriously injured motorcyclist in Spain
Seville’s emergency services said the men’s actions prevented the man from experiencing respiratory failure and cardiac arrest.
From energy caps to scrapped TV licence: How nearby countries responded to cost-of-living crisis
What measures have some other governments responded to rising prices over the last year?
Man wanted for hijacking arrested at Belfast Airport trying to flee to Spain
The man was detained by PSNI on an Irish extradition warrant whilst trying to get a flight to Spain.