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# qatar - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From The42 Barcelona’s longest-serving and most decorated player is off to Qatar Legend

Barcelona’s longest-serving and most decorated player is off to Qatar

35-year-old Xavi Hernandez is set to join Al Sadd in the summer.

# qatar - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

From The42 Some of Sepp Blatter’s biggest critics arrested in Qatar Controversy

Some of Sepp Blatter’s biggest critics arrested in Qatar

WDR claim officials erased data from the journalists’ electronic equipment.

# qatar - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

From The42 Is MLS a more likely destination for Xavi as he denies imminent Al Sadd deal? Landing Spot

Is MLS a more likely destination for Xavi as he denies imminent Al Sadd deal?

The veteran midfielder has claimed that he only visited Qatar for personal reasons.

# qatar - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From The42 It looks like the 2022 World Cup final will be played two days before Christmas Festive Final

It looks like the 2022 World Cup final will be played two days before Christmas

A 23 December final is on the cards for Qatar.

# qatar - Friday 19 December, 2014

From The42 Fifa to publish ‘appropriate form’ of Garcia report Political Football

Fifa to publish ‘appropriate form’ of Garcia report

Whatever that means.

# qatar - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

From The42 Another twist as FBI protection offered to Qatar World Cup 2022 whistleblower WC 2022

Another twist as FBI protection offered to Qatar World Cup 2022 whistleblower

‘It has cost me emotionally — I know for a fact I will be looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life’.

# qatar - Saturday 15 November, 2014

House prices, Too Many Cooks, and Stephanie Roche: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people should have had their fingerprints taken by gardaí over the past two years but didn’t?

# qatar - Thursday 13 November, 2014

From The42 Fifa report clears Qatar of any wrong-doing during 2022 World Cup bid process Not Guilty

Fifa report clears Qatar of any wrong-doing during 2022 World Cup bid process

The English FA found to have ‘damaged the image of Fifa and the bidding process’.

# qatar - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From The42 Here’s why Qatar have scouted 3.5 million young footballers from around the world Sounds Like A Plan

Here’s why Qatar have scouted 3.5 million young footballers from around the world

It’s well funded and highly professional, with a space-age training facilities.

# qatar - Monday 16 June, 2014

Six-month-old Irish baby suffers “terrible injuries” in Qatar bedroom fire

It is believed an air conditioning unit was the cause of the blaze that left Elizabeth Soffe with serious injuries.

# qatar - Friday 13 June, 2014

From The42 FIFA bans Beckenbauer over Qatar inquiry rejection Punishment

FIFA bans Beckenbauer over Qatar inquiry rejection

An international spotlight has fallen on the investigation following allegations reported by the Sunday Times newspaper.

# qatar - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From Business ETC How many new millionaires were created last year? Money Money Money

How many new millionaires were created last year?

There’s a total of 13.7 million households with $1 million or more in the back pocket around the world at the moment.

# qatar - Sunday 8 June, 2014

From The42 Diego Maradona slams FIFA ‘bribes’ Anger

Diego Maradona slams FIFA ‘bribes’

“Those behind them must be held accountable, especially in regards to the latest events related to awarding Qatar the 2022 World Cup,” he said.

# qatar - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From The42 Michel Platini hits back at British media’s corruption allegations Qatar

Michel Platini hits back at British media’s corruption allegations

One report suggests the UEFA chief met a Qatar lobbyist in a ‘secret meeting’.

Concerns raised about some Irish businesses involved with Qatar World Cup

As fresh bribery allegations throw the spotlight back on to Qatar, an Irish human rights lawyer has warned that the country’s ‘kafala’ labour system is leading to the exploitation of migrant workers.

# qatar - Monday 2 June, 2014

Poll: Should Qatar be stripped of the right to host the 2022 World Cup? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Qatar be stripped of the right to host the 2022 World Cup?

The bidding process and organisation of the tournament has been mired in controversy. So is it time to move it?

# qatar - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

From The42 Former FIFA boss paid millions by Qataris – report Allegation

Former FIFA boss paid millions by Qataris – report

The Telegraph said a former vice-president of the organisation appeared to have been personally paid $1.2 million.

# qatar - Thursday 16 January, 2014

‘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.

# qatar - Thursday 9 January, 2014

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.

The human rights issues which aren’t being discussed on Taoiseach’s Gulf visit

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton have come in for criticism for not raising human rights issues during their visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar – but what exactly are the issues?

# qatar - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

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.

# qatar - Saturday 4 January, 2014

From Business ETC Taoiseach and Jobs Minister head to Gulf for ‘ambitious’ trade mission Year Of Jobs

Taoiseach and Jobs Minister head to Gulf for ‘ambitious’ trade mission

They will be accompanied by representatives from almost 90 companies, visiting Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

# qatar - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From The42 VIDEO: Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal is tackled by a corner flag Lolz

VIDEO: Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal is tackled by a corner flag

Well, this is embarrassing.

From The42 Jese upstages Ronaldo and Zlatan with Madrid winner against PSG Glamour Friendly

Jese upstages Ronaldo and Zlatan with Madrid winner against PSG

The two European heavyweights met in a friendly in Qatar earlier today with the game ending 1-0.

# qatar - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From The42 VIDEO: Topless protesters disrupt Trap’s reunion with Strunz Happy Out

VIDEO: Topless protesters disrupt Trap’s reunion with Strunz

The former Ireland boss took it all in his stride.

# qatar - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From The42 French footballer denied Qatar exit visa arrives home after 17 months Kafala

French footballer denied Qatar exit visa arrives home after 17 months

Zahir Belounis says he has no problem with the country, only his former club.

# qatar - Friday 8 November, 2013

From The42 Ding dong Blatter open to hearing Qatar’s side in worker abuse claims Clocked

Ding dong Blatter open to hearing Qatar’s side in worker abuse claims

‘I have listened to the ding from lots critics and I am going to Qatar to listen to the dong.’

# qatar - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Column: ‘Mega events’… the good, the bad, and the downright ugly

Multibillion euro sporting events capture world attention and bring large scale benefits to a country or city – but there’s also a darker side to the festivities, writes Feargus Dunne.

# qatar - Thursday 3 October, 2013

From The42 Qatar names law firm to probe ‘slave labour’ claims World Cup 2022

Qatar names law firm to probe ‘slave labour’ claims

The Gulf state insist they’ll probe the claims and compile a report.

# qatar - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Lowry, emigration and Arthur’s Day: The week in numbers

Plus: How many €50 notes were discovered in developer Tom McFeely’s former home on Ailesbury Road?

# qatar - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Football bosses told to worry about Qatar workers – and not just players

A recent investigation found that dozens of migrant labourers have died in workplace accidents.

# qatar - Saturday 21 September, 2013

From The42 Michel Platini says politics influenced Qatar 2022 World Cup win Interview

Michel Platini says politics influenced Qatar 2022 World Cup win

The Uefa President also mocked Sepp Blatter in an interview that will likely cause controversy.

# qatar - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge These Nutella weekly packs will ensure you never run out Greed Is Good

These Nutella weekly packs will ensure you never run out

Looks like it’d last us about an hour.

# qatar - Monday 2 September, 2013

Irish news producer freed by Egypt police after being held for five days

Russ Finn was freed yesterday, his employers Al Jazeera have confirmed. He was held without charge after being arrested with three colleagues last Tuesday.

# qatar - Friday 30 August, 2013

Irish TV producer detained by police in Egypt

Russ Finn was working for broadcaster Al-Jazeera in Cairo. He has been held since Tuesday when he was arrested along with two colleagues.

# qatar - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

From The42 FIFA executive brands Qatar World Cup ‘a blatant mistake’ World Cup 2022

FIFA executive brands Qatar World Cup ‘a blatant mistake’

A bit of sense with this man.

# qatar - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

In first for Arab world, Emir of Qatar abdicates and hands power to his son

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, 61, hands over a small but economically strong Gulf state that has punched above its weight in recent years and has become a key role player in Arab Spring uprisings.

# qatar - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

US ‘to hold direct talks with Taliban’ – officials

The Taliban has just opened a political office in Qatar, and senior officials believe it’s a step closer to abandoning terrorism.

# qatar - Friday 17 May, 2013

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down

The US President and Turkish Prime Minister met in Washington to discuss Syria’s ongoing, bloody conflict.

# qatar - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Assad warns of ‘instability’ across region if regime falls

Assad has said the fall of his regime would cause a “domino effect” that would lead to years of instability in the Middle East.

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