The Catalans’ decision to declare independence showed contempt for democratic norms, writes Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2017
Michael Moynihan reports back from after the 2023 Rugby World Cup and tells us missing out was no bad thing.
Cork-born poet, Liam Ó Muirthile, was inspired by his journey along the Camino, writes Marjorie Brennan
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017
Lionel Messi produced yet another master class as Barcelona marked the end of Luis Enrique's Nou Camp reign by lifting the Copa del Rey.
Sat, 27 May, 2017
Barcelona suffered their second straight Primera Division defeat after losing 1-0 at Real Sociedad.
Sat, 09 Apr, 2016
David Moyes’ Real Sociedad held on to record a narrow 1-0 victory over Barca as they returned to winning ways at a damp Anoeta.
Sun, 04 Jan, 2015
Wolfe Tone Square,
Sun, 13 Jul, 2014
Tens of thousands of Basques held hands yesterday to form a 123km chain stretching across the northern Spanish region calling for the right to hold a vote on independence.
Mon, 09 Jun, 2014
Europe correspondent, Ann Cahill, delivers her weekly briefing on Euro affairs from the European Parliament.
Nobody has done it now for almost three-and-a-half years, not since a Frenchman who just happens to be appearing in Dublin this weekend on European semi-final business.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2013
All great sports careers come to an end and that time is drawing near for world handball champion Paul Brady, who attempts to retain his title at a record-breaking renewal of the event this week in CityWest, Dublin.
Wed, 10 Oct, 2012
Irish football is closer to Giovanni Trapattoni’s vision of how the game should be played than the Italian realises
Fri, 08 Jun, 2012
Thursday night football may be second-best but there is a lot to anticipate from the tie between Manchester United and Athletic Bilbao.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2012
Another week in Spain, another Barca-Madrid showdown, another post-match spat.
Tue, 31 Jan, 2012
BASQUES digesting the apparent end of separatist group ETA’s armed campaign are taking it with quiet, careful relief.
Sat, 22 Oct, 2011
Basque separatists have launched a new political party they say rejects violence by the armed group ETA.
Mon, 07 Feb, 2011
JOB done. Well, more or less.
Mon, 17 Jan, 2011
THE HEINEKEN Cup may be all about furthering wider European ambitions but Andrew Trimble will be partly motivated by local realities when Ulster face Biarritz today in the province's biggest game for a dozen years.
Sat, 15 Jan, 2011
AS I eye the copious vittles being prepared for Christmas, I remember reading that our jaw muscles are much weaker than those of our ancestors.
Mon, 20 Dec, 2010
A FEW decades ago, whale sightings were rare events.
Mon, 04 Oct, 2010
RUGBY bosses should not have become involved in politics in the way they did by holding a press conference to oppose plans to show matches on free-to-air TV, according to Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny.
Fri, 21 May, 2010
FIFTEEN months after celebrating the greatest spending spree in football history, Real Madrid fans are having to face the fact their club will almost certainly have nothing to show for it.
Tue, 11 May, 2010
IT IS still safe to travel to Majorca, the Government last night advised holidaymakers, despite bomb attacks on the island on Sunday.
Tue, 11 Aug, 2009
A powerful bomb exploded today near the Basque city of Bilbao, killing a policeman in an attack blamed on the separatist group Eta.
Fri, 19 Jun, 2009
BASQUE voters were choosing a new government yesterday in Spain’s most turbulent region, and for the first time the ruling Basque Nationalist Party is seeing a strong challenge from the socialists.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2009
Around 1.7 million Basques were urged to vote in elections today for the government in Spain’s most turbulent region.
Sun, 01 Mar, 2009
In light of its disastrous performance in the last election, Sinn Féin cannot afford anymore setbacks in its quest for political success here, writes Political Correspondent Paul O’Brien
Mon, 23 Feb, 2009
THERE was a sixfold rise in the number of terrorism-related arrests in Ireland last year, according to an EU report.
Wed, 09 Apr, 2008
THE reaction of our newspapers to the declaration of independence by Kosovo has been almost uniformly positive. The attitude seems to be that as a small nation, we should welcome the emergence of this new ‘state’.
Fri, 22 Feb, 2008
Glasgow 9 Biarritz 6
Sun, 09 Dec, 2007
A senior member of the Basque separatist movement said the arrest of 23 of his fellow party members amounted to a “declaration of war” by the Spanish government.
Sun, 07 Oct, 2007
Gerry Adams today urged the Spanish government and the Basques to do everything in their power to put their peace process back on track.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2007
Yellow and white lollipops. Yellow and white ice cream. It’s a papal party!
Sun, 09 Jul, 2006
Catalonia gained sweeping powers to run its affairs after voters overwhelmingly approved a new blueprint for the region.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2006
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams will today embark on a three-day trip to Spain in a bid to support the peace process there involving the Basques.
Tue, 06 Jun, 2006
FOREVER more, they’ll be spoken of in the same awed tones as the Munster team that defeated the All Blacks in 1978.
Mon, 22 May, 2006
Munster captain Anthony Foley has paid tribute to the team's fans following their Heineken Cup victory in Cardiff yesterday.
Sun, 21 May, 2006
THIS is the day when the 16th man will REALLY make his presence felt!
Sat, 20 May, 2006
The violent Basque separatist group ETA today called for peace negotiations with Spain and France, warning them not to miss a historic chance for peace and said its permanent ceasefire will go into effect just after midnight.
Thu, 23 Mar, 2006
BASQUE separatist group ETA yesterday declared a permanent ceasefire after almost four decades of bombings and shootings in Spain during its campaign for independence.
The Spanish Government was urged by Gerry Adams today to respond creatively and positively to Basque separatist group Eta’s ceasefire declaration.
Wed, 22 Mar, 2006
SPANISH league leaders Barcelona stretched their advantage at the top of the table to 10 points with a comfortable 2-0 win over bottom club Alaves last night.
Mon, 23 Jan, 2006
The Basque parliament has approved a proposal for virtual independence from Spain, with last-minute support from a formerly-banned party seen as the political wing of the separatist group ETA.
Fri, 31 Dec, 2004
The Basque parliament tonight approved a proposal for virtual independence from Spain, with last-minute support from a formerly banned party seen as the political wing of the separatist group ETA.
Thu, 30 Dec, 2004
IRELAND’S handball ‘compromise rules’ squad head to a major tournament in the Basque town of Azkoitia in Spain today.
Wed, 29 Sep, 2004
Written off in recent months as possibly moribund after a string of arrests and thwarted attacks, the Basque separatist group Eta demonstrated today it’s still capable of spectacular violence.
Thu, 11 Mar, 2004
Lance Armstrong fought off a brave attack from Alexander Vinokourov of Kazakhstan to retain the leader‘s yellow jersey in what remains one of the closest races ever in the 100-year history of the Tour de France.
Sun, 20 Jul, 2003
A HOME win over Athletic Bilbao tomorrow will secure Real Madrid their 29th league title and ensure there are no recriminations over the timing of David Beckham’s transfer announcement.
Sat, 21 Jun, 2003
Hundreds of supporters of Basque nationalists barred from running in an upcoming election staged an unauthorised rally today and said Spain was not a democracy.
Sat, 17 May, 2003
JUVENTUS coach Marcello Lippi believes his newly-crowned Italian champions have nothing to fear when they take on European champions Real Madrid on Wednesday.
Mon, 12 May, 2003
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