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# qatar - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

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

# qatar - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

From The Score Times journalists deny claims Qatar ‘Dream League’ story is a hoax Confusion

Times journalists deny claims Qatar ‘Dream League’ story is a hoax

It’s been suggested that the newspaper was fooled by a spoof article on website Les Cahiers du Football

# qatar - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Taliban are in ‘daily’ talks with the US, says president

Afgahnistan president Hamid Karzai criticised the Taliban for holding the talks at the same time as they carry out suicide attacks that kill civilians and children.

# qatar - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

From The Score France Football claims to have evidence that Qatar ‘bought the World Cup’ Qatargate

France Football claims to have evidence that Qatar ‘bought the World Cup’

The magazine says the awarding of football’s most prestigious tournament had ‘a whiff of scandal’ about it.

# qatar - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Ban Ki-Moon: Rich countries ‘to blame’ for climate change

The UN Secretary-General said that it was only fair that the developed world should bear most of the responsibility in fighting global warming.

# qatar - Monday 12 November, 2012

Newly united Syria opposition bids for recognition

Yesterday a deal was made to form a broad-based opposition structure to take the 20-month uprising forward.

# qatar - Sunday 11 November, 2012

From The Score The 13 most outside-the-box places to ever hold sporting events Al Fresco This post contains images

The 13 most outside-the-box places to ever hold sporting events

It beats the back field for a puck-around.

# qatar - Friday 12 October, 2012

From The Score AC Milan deny reports of Qatari investment Serie A

AC Milan deny reports of Qatari investment

Reports on Friday stated that Silvio Berlusconi was about to sell 30% of the club he owns to the ruling Al-Thani family.

# qatar - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

From The Score FIFA suspend Bin Hammam aide for failure to cooperate with investigation Controversy

FIFA suspend Bin Hammam aide for failure to cooperate with investigation

Najeeb Chirakal has been punished for his behaviour by world football’s governing body.

# qatar - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

From The Score Qatar not opposed to hosting winter World Cup Planning

Qatar not opposed to hosting winter World Cup

Hosting the competition in November would mean the club seasons would have to be postponed for over a month.

# qatar - Monday 24 September, 2012

SARS-like virus detected in Qatari national

The 49-year-old man became ill in early September, having travelled to Saudi Arabia. He is now after being transferred to a London hospital.

# qatar - Sunday 26 August, 2012

From The Score FIFA to re-examine 2018 and 2022 World Cup winning bids Investigation

FIFA to re-examine 2018 and 2022 World Cup winning bids

Germany’s successful 2006 World Cup bid will also be reassessed.

# qatar - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Syria: Defected premier says regime is ‘near collapse’

Riad Hijab, highest-ranking political figure to defect from the government, said he felt “pain in his soul” over the regime’s shelling and other attacks on rebel strongholds.

# qatar - Monday 23 July, 2012

Syria: Government troops fight back against rebels in Damascus

The move is an attempt to take over rebel-held areas in Damascus and Aleppo, two of the biggest cities in the country.

# qatar - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Marilyn Monroe curves and a massive sun screen: world’s best skyscrapers (pics) Heights This post contains images

Marilyn Monroe curves and a massive sun screen: world’s best skyscrapers (pics)

Don’t look down! Tall buildings in Australia, Italy and Qatar are among the winners…

# qatar - Sunday 3 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…

# qatar - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Qatar launches investigation into fatal mall fire

Thirteen children and six adults, including two firefighters, were killed in yesterday’s blaze.

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