While last week's news that Italy’s economy had returned to growth in the first quarter of the year will certainly have been welcomed like the proverbial flowers of Spring across the EU, it is, for now at least, little more than a band-aid upon the towering spectre of its massive public debt.
Mon, 06 May, 2019
In all those years of success following that incredible 2007 World Cup win over Pakistan, there was a sense that the Irish sporting public couldn’t quite get their head around the fact they had a cricket team that was taking on and beating the best teams in the world.
Thu, 04 May, 2017
Thu, 23 Jun, 2016
Taking stock after a month of crisis, analysts said yesterday that most European bond yields, including Ireland’s, have weathered well as fears about the Greek exit abated, while the euro has weakened against sterling as the UK interest rates rise draws closer.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
Amanda Knox has declared her innocence over the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher in an email to the Italian court hearing the case against her, and said she was staying away from the trial out of fear of being wrongly convicted.
Tue, 17 Dec, 2013
Given that the obituaries have already been written, the essential challenge facing Giovanni Trapattoni and the Ireland team here in Vienna this evening might properly be said to belong to the realms of the paranormal: to somehow prove that, in football at least, there can be life after death.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2013
Just a few short weeks ago — which now feels more like many long years, — Ireland were sitting pretty and serene in their Montecatini base in Tuscany while no more than 30 miles away at their Coverciano training camp, Italy’s footballers were waking up to dawn raids, shock-horror headlines and all the trappings of another explosive calcio scandal.
Sat, 30 Jun, 2012
Fourteen-match unbeaten run: It hasn’t all been plain sailing — remember Moscow? — but Ireland return to Europe’s top table tomorrow night on the back of an impressive unbeaten streak stretching back to 3-2 friendly defeat against Uruguay in March of last year.
Sat, 09 Jun, 2012