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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C


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# Christmas Abroad
Here's what it's like being Irish and in Abu Dhabi for Christmas
Here’s what it’s like to be Irish and abroad for Christmas.
# ali-oop
Miller time as Ireland score four to beat USA and reach Trophy Final at Dubai 7s
Anthony Eddy’s side will face Spain in this afternoon’s final.
# Transfers
15 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay as Obama seeks to close facility
Once transferred, former inmates are usually freed subject to supervision and undergoing rehabilitation programs.
# Investigation
Emirates plane may have attempted go-around before crash
Four Irish passengers were on board the plane when it crashed.
# Dubai
Rogue drone forces closure of one of the world's busiest airspaces
Flights were diverted and others delayed after the drone entered airport boundaries.
# Yemen
Human rights group calls for the west to stop supplying arms to those 'committing war crimes'
American allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE are leading the coalition battling rebels in Yemen.
# Controversy
Ex-Liverpool player under fire for making sexist remarks on Twitter
The 28-year-old former Holland international subsequently attempted to defend his behaviour.
'While I love living in Abu Dhabi right now, my heart is still in Ireland'
Teacher Dearbhla Gilroy says people in the UAE are incredibly warm- hearted, generous and open minded.
# mars and venus
This map shows where women outnumber men around the world
Ireland is among the more even countries.
# first class
This is the longest, non-stop flight in the world that you can take
Can you guess what destinations?
Irishman and father of 8 held in one of Abu Dhabi's most notorious prisons
John White, a property developer from Clonmel in Country Tipperary is in prison over a €500,000 debt he could not pay.
# Demands
Gervinho's request for a private beach and helicopter scupper any hope of Roma exit
Seems he may be stuck in Rome for some time.
# points on the board
Ireland's quest to reach the promised land has just started in the best possible fashion
John Bracewell’s side comfortably defeated UAE in Dublin.
# test foot forward
'We know deep down this is it' - Ireland's journey to the pinnacle begins this week
UAE are the visitors to Dublin and the stakes are high.
# Dubai
Court of Misdemeanours jails and fines 28 people for 'sex and alcohol' boat party
Fined for “getting together while unrelated in a way that would lure them into committing acts of sin”.
# Hitting back
'Remind me, was it two teams outside the top eight involved in an entertaining game?'
Gary Wilson took aim at the ICC after helping Ireland beat UAE.
# wednesday
We'll Leave It There So: Ireland win again, Fabio's jail sentence and all today's sport
Here’s all the sport Wednesday had to offer.
Ireland show their mettle by scraping over the line to keep quarter-final bid on track
Phil Simmons’ side have now won two from two.
# magic
Luck of the Irish as ball hits the stumps but bails don't fall off
Ireland are definitely winning the Cricket World Cup now.
# Preview
Cyclone has hit preparations but Ireland can't afford to be blown off course by UAE
Phil Simmons’ side play their second World Cup game tonight.
# Tough Love
Unsustainable oil prices? OPEC won't continue to step in to protect a certain price
Yesterday the price of oil hit a six year low, but the UAE says they can’t under any circumstances be the only party responsible.
# Employment rights
UAE recalls ambassador who treated his staff 'like slaves'
He was ordered to pay a total of €240,000 to three workers earlier this week.
# appalling
Ambassador who treated staff 'like slaves' ordered to pay them €240,000
But will Khalid Nasser Rashed Lootah invoke diplomatic immunity?
# Oil Money
Real Madrid unveil IPIC deal to make Bernabeu 'best stadium in the world'
The Blancos have announced a link-up with the UAE-based investment company, with a view to building the club brand worldwide.
# special delivery
UAE developing retina-scanning drones to deliver government mail
The drones will be tested for durability and efficiency in Dubai for six months, before they’re rolled out across the UAE within a year.
# Human Rights
'You must be joking': Higgins criticises Taoiseach over Gulf visit
Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins raised the issue of human rights during an Oireachtas committee meeting this evening.
# Gulf trip
Gilmore insists: 'Ireland always raises human rights issues'
Micheál Martin has said “of course” the Taoiseach should have raised human rights issues with leaders in the Gulf this week.
# trade mission
Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states
Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.
Kiwi player sent off for idiotic two-footed stamp in defeat to UAE
It’s the routine nature of this that scares us most.
# Wave Goodbye
Legendary Irish cricketer Trent Johnston to retire
The Australian-born player will bow out following the ICC InterContinental Cup final in Dubai
# Mali
United Nations backs Mali intervention as more French troops on the way
Approval at the UN security council is likely to mean further support for France’s intervention in west Africa.
# Exports
United Arab Emirates market opens to Irish sheep meat
Last summer the UAE and the Irish government also reached agreements on beef and poultry meat exports from Ireland.
# El Diego
Maradona wants to coach Iraq at the World Cup in Brazil
Never thought I’d type that sentence.
# special offer
PSG in talks with Real Madrid to bring Ronaldo and Mourinho to France
Gazzetta dello Sport are claiming that the French big-spenders are preparing an ‘epoch-making change’. Sounds uncomfortable.
Asian tourists will need university degree to visit UAE - report
Tourists from Asian countries who make up a large chunk of the UAE’s population will need a college degree to stop rampant immigration.
# Monkey Business
Man caught trying to board plane with monkey in his pants
# Trade
GALLERY: Ireland's 20 most improved trading partners in 2011
We’ve ranked the countries with which Ireland has the best surplus of exports – and seen where that’s grown in 2011.
# Excessive
Hey, Real Madrid are building a $1 billion space-age island resort in the UAE
Wanna see pictures of the plans? Of course you do.
# cheap shot
WATCH: Keeper hit with 17-game ban for slapping Spanish coach
You have to be mad to be a goalkeeper, they say. Well Diego Maradona’s stopper, Majed Nasser, was definitely mad at Quique Sanchez Flores.
# Dispute
Unresolved: O'Leary calls on FIFA to rule on row with Dubai club
David O’Leary has held his breath for long enough, his case for compensation from Al Ahli will be presented to FIFA.