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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Zurich

Last year
# Off the Mark
Brazilian teenager scores on Arsenal debut as Gunners making winning start to Europa League
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s Roma slumped to a surprise defeat.
All time
# top gong
Ringrose named Players’ Player of the Year at Irish players awards ceremony
Meanwhile, his Leinster and Ireland team-mate Caelan Doris is the Nevin Spence Young Player of the Year.
# car insurance
Allianz, AXA, FBD, RSA and Zurich to give relief on car insurance premiums
What kind of relief customers will get will vary from insurer to insurer.
# back to his best
Thomas Barr records his second-fastest time of the season at Zurich 400m hurdles
Barr is returning to his best ahead of the World Athletics Championships held in Qatar next month.
# Hostage situation
Three dead after man takes two women hostage in Zurich flat
Zurich police confirmed that three people – two women and a man – have died.
# singalong
Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language
Their strategy also resembles methods used in computer linguistics to compare documents.
# Manhunt
Suspect in Swiss chainsaw attack arrested near Zurich
Yesterday, five people were injured in a chainsaw attack at an insurance company in Schaffhausen.
# a big plus
New Cork to Zurich flight route opens today
The twice-weekly flights will operate until September, with a view to them being extended if the route is popular.
# thrown out
Woman who told specialist she couldn't move her leg loses €60k claim after being videoed jogging
Lamidi said she had been driving on a provisional licence for the past 17 years.
# tensions
Suspected shooter at Muslim prayer hall found dead as Swiss police rule out Islamic State
No further details have been released about the man.
# Gun Attack
Manhunt in Zurich after three injured in Muslim prayer hall shooting
Police are scouring the streets for the attacker this evening, carrying lamps and using sniffer dogs.
# Courts
Teacher claims she was 'spied on' after bringing legal action against insurance company
Bridget Majella Daly claims she was placed under surveillance by a private investigator.
# Disney
Disney designed a robot car that can climb walls by itself
VertiGo uses two propellers to lift itself up and create traction, allowing it to drive on walls.
# Corruption
There have been even more arrests of Fifa officials accused of taking bribes
Raids took place early this morning in Switzerland.
# Breaking
Swiss authorities open criminal proceedings against Fifa president Sepp Blatter
Authorities have also revealed that Blatter’s office has been searched and data seized.
# At last
Joy for locals as second teacher found for school on Aran Island
The teacher for the island’s sole primary school is to be funded privately by Zurich Insurance however.
# cities of gold
So what's the most expensive city to live in if you're an expat?
It’s not Dublin would you believe.
# Sky High
These are the 10 most expensive cities in the world
You really want to be earning top dollar to live in any of these places.
# Zurich
Swiss trains slam into each other during rush hour commute
Dozens of passengers have been injured.
Stephanie Roche claims runner-up spot for Puskas prize
The Dubliner attended the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in Zurich but came up just short in the voting.
# success
Ireland men's relay team reach 4x400m relay final at Euros, break national record
Meanwhile, Fionnuala Britton earned a top-ten finish in her maiden marathon.
# Wikileaks
Ex-banker charged with violations of Swiss bank secrecy laws over WikiLeaks
Former bank COO accused of providing confidential data to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
# better stronger faster
Switzerland will be hosting the first ever bionic Olympics in 2016
Put it down on your calendar.
# world champ
Rio still on the radar for World Champion Heffernan but Zurich the main goal for 2014
Last year’s World Champion is gearing up for a new season.
# we built this city
Hey Dubs, are you happy? You should be, you're in the 34th best city in the world
According to business consultants Mercer anyway.
# Tragedy
Irish skier dies in Swiss Alps avalanche
The cross-country skier was found near the town of Realp.
# Gold
Gold bars worth €1.6 million vanish from Air France plane
It is thought that the thieves had the help of “airport accomplices”.
# at the drive-in
Switzerland's first sex drive-in opened this evening
The new drive-ins are designed to be safer for sex workers, with alarm buttons, doctors and security guards on-hand – but will people actually use them?
# Prostitution
Sex drive-in opens in Zurich
Local authorities hope it will help them regulate and monitor the sex trade.
# Foreign Games
This Padova Paddies GAA player scored a couple of corkers in Zurich at the weekend
Al Var Ito? Which one of the Itos is he now?
# Jobswatch
Insurance company Zurich to create 112 jobs with new IT hubs
The new facilities in Dublin will provide specialist IT functions for Zurich’s presences in Europe and worldwide.
# get me there
9 gorgeous - and unusual - spots to escape to
The one-hop European experiences you really have to see, taste, smell and feel this year.
# fuzzy love
VIDEO: Streaking raccoon runs amok at Swiss football match
We bet Cyril Sneer put him up to it.
# jingle hell
How to sing Jingle Bells while terrified by a speeding car
New BMW ad challenges a capella group to harmonise while being thrown around a race track.
# World's Most Expensive City
The most expensive city in the world? That would be Zurich
A loaf of sliced white bread costs US$6.15 in the Swiss city.
# Data Protection
'Hundreds' of social welfare records in data protection breach
Three insurance companies admit to using a PI who illegally sourced data from within the Department of Social Protection.
# Wayne's World
Rooney pledges allegiance to 'greatest manager' Fergie
“He’s in before the players every morning and leaves after you. His commitment, his desire to win and his dedication is incredible.”
# Pricey
Here are the 20 most expensive cities in the world
Dublin isn’t even in the top 50…
# Remembrance row
English Defence League in FIFA HQ rooftop protest
Football’s governing body are targeted after decision to deny English football chiefs’ request to wear commemorative flower on Saturday against Spain.
# Polanski
Roman Polanski thanks Swiss prison staff in award acceptance speech
The director returns to Zurich two years after being arrested there on sex-crime charges dating back to 1978.