As the death toll in the massive earthquake that struck the remote Hindu Kush mountains soared above 300, officials on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistan border warned yesterday that casualty figures will likely leap once relief workers return from villages so remote they can only be accessed on foot or by donkey.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA is one of those countries that is so very wealthy that it does not really have to bother too much with what the rest of the world thinks about it. It can, metaphorically at least, smile at the world’s opprobrium and buy another string of racehorses to get over the slight.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2015
John Joe Nevin became the first Irish boxer to qualify for a medal fight at London 2012 with a masterful display at the ExCel yesterday when he outpointed Kanat Abutalipov (Kazakhstan) 15-10 for a place in Sunday night’s quarter-finals.
Thu, 02 Aug, 2012
The realisation she had qualified for the London Olympics resulted in a flood of emotion that exposed the human side of Katie Taylor at the women’s world boxing championships in the Chinese city of Qinhuangdao during the week but then it was back to business as usual for the Bray superstar.
Mon, 21 May, 2012
The anxiety surrounding her Olympic qualification was dispelled when Katie Taylor arrived at the stadium in Qinhuangdao for her quarter-final bout yesterday and was informed her opponent, Mihaela Lacatus, had conceded a walk over.
Thu, 17 May, 2012
With Katie Taylor preparing to glove up for her shot at Olympic qualification this morning (7am Irish time), flyweight Ceire Smith moved excitingly close to a place in the London Games by claiming a second victory at the Women’s World boxing championships in Quinhuangdao, China, yesterday.
Mon, 14 May, 2012
ON New Year’s Day, Ireland will begin a year-long term as chair of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. This week’s visit to Dublin by Secretary General Lamberto Zannier is part of the quickening of pace of diplomatic preparation.
Sat, 12 Nov, 2011
A FORMER prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, who was allowed to leave for Ireland in 2009, was forced to spend five years in captivity even after interrogators decided he had little to offer in terms of military intelligence.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2011
DESPITE the great delay in bringing even one of those responsible for our economic collapse to book, and despite the almost laughable fact that the Moriarty Tribunal resumed its public hearings yesterday 13 years and €200 million after it began its investigations, Transparency International has reported that Ireland is amongst the least corrupt countries in the world.
Wed, 27 Oct, 2010
RIOTING has killed several hundred people in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan, the Red Cross said yesterday, as new reports strengthened suspicions that the violence was deliberately ignited to undermine the interim government.
Wed, 16 Jun, 2010