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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Dubai

This year
# Golf
Rory McIlroy holds off Patrick Reed to win Dubai Desert Classic
McIlroy birdied the final two holes at Emirates Golf Club to card a closing 68.
Last year
# New Season
Ireland 7s aim to 'dictate' way to Olympics qualification on the Series
Head coach Aiden McNulty’s squad are motivated to bounce back from World Cup disappointment.
# DP World Tour Championship
McIlroy edges ahead of Fitzpatrick in race to be European number one
A superb 65 saw the Holywood man storm into contention in Dubai. He’s three shots off the lead ahead of the final round.
# Dubai
McIlroy six off the lead after opening round at DP World Tour Championship
Shane Lowry is two further shots back as Tyrrell Hatton and Matt Fitzpatrick set the early pace in Dubai.
# Courts
Two Dublin women arrested after Dubai trip bid to halt prosecution for Covid quarantine breach
They claim that the charges against them are unconstitutional and that their trials should be halted.
# Dubai
Fans' welcome 'exceeded expectations', says Djokovic on winning return
‘The [Australian Open] final, I was trying not to watch it, but then I had my household watching… so I had to follow it.’
All time
# Afghanistan
Taliban government resumes issuing Afghan passports in Kabul
The international community has so far not recognised the present Taliban government that was formed soon after the chaotic withdrawal of US-led foreign troops.
# Expo 2020 Dubai
Watch: Ireland leads world record-breaking attempt for most countries singing together at once
The Expo World Choir was led by renowned Irish conductor David Brophy.
# Dubai
Ireland men's and women's squads announced for World Rugby Sevens Series opener
Anthony Eddy has selected two 13-player panels ahead of the new season, which begins in Dubai this weekend.
# Going Strong
Lowry shares lead in Dubai while McIlroy slips shot off the pace
McIlroy fell behind with a double bogey on the final hole.
# eurotrip
Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa pictured 'on holiday' in Spain
Sheikha Latifa had tried to flee the country in 2018 only to be detained by commandos in a boat off India.
# United Nations
UN is still waiting for proof that daughter of Dubai's ruler is still alive
The 35-year-old daughter of Dubai’s ruler has not been seen in public since a foiled attempt to escape in March 2018.
# Courts
Women who returned from Dubai can leave Mountjoy Prison but must stay in quarantine hotel, High Court rules
The High Court noted that there was a waiver scheme for persons who cannot afford the cost of quarantine.
# international travel
Two women arrested after refusing to go to quarantine hotel after returning from Dubai
The women are due in court tomorrow morning.
# Princess Latifa
UN should seek release of Dubai princess and her sister, says Mary Robinson
Princess Latifa has called for police to reinvestigate the disappearance of her sister in 2000.
# Princess Latifa
UN group is yet to receive proof that Dubai princess is still alive
Sheikha Latifa said in a video that she was being help captive and feared for her life.
# Sheikha Latifa
Mary Robinson says she made 'mistake' and was 'naive' in case of Dubai princess
Dubai Princess Latifa Al Maktoum has claimed she is being held hostage in a ‘jail villa’, and fears for her safety.
# Dubai
Dubai royal family says princess being 'cared for at home' after UN demands proof of life
The princess has not been seen in public since she attempted to escape from the emirate by sea in 2018.
# Shut Doors
Dubai closes pubs and bars following spike in Covid-19 cases
Crowd limits are being imposed in cinemas, hotels, shopping centres and other locations.
# Desert Classic
Lowry and Harrington break into top ten in Dubai as Casey leads entering final round
Shane Lowry shot 67 today while Harrington hit 69.
# Unimpressed
Celtic confirm second coronavirus case as Lennon blasts 'hypocrisy'
The manager and 13 players were forced to self-isolate for draws against Hibernian and Livingston in the past week.
# Under fire
Ireland captain McCabe and Arsenal team-mates apologise for controversial Dubai travels
Gunners boss Joe Montemurro has spoken out about the disappointment at the club.
# Spain
Christy Kinahan Senior 'faces extradition from Dubai' if he fails to appear in Spanish court
A Spanish official has said an international arrest warrant will be issued if he fails to appear at his passport fraud trial.
At least 16 dead and dozens injured after plane skids off runway in India
The plane crash landed at Calicut International Airport in the South Indian State of Kerala.
# Ring of Fire
Partial solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
It was known as a ‘ring of fire’ because the moon covered most, but not all, of the sun
# gangland ireland
The curious case of Daniel Kinahan: Cocaine scion or boxing power broker?
This week, the courts got an insight into Daniel Kinahan’s own fight to persuade the world he is not the crime boss Ireland believes he is.
# Pace Man
Tullamore man Conroy scores five tries as Ireland 7s notch first win in Dubai
The former Connacht academy flyer was in prolific form in a victory over Scotland.
# the big stage
Ireland slip to narrow defeat in first game as a core team on the World 7s Series
Tries from Terry Kennedy, Jack Kelly, and Aaron O’Sullivan weren’t enough against the US.
# Dubai
Chef Gary Rhodes died of head injury, family confirms
Rhodes died at his home in Dubai on Tuesday.
# medal alert
World Bronze for Cork's McCarthy as discus hero lands Ireland's first medal in Dubai
Niamh McCarthy was flying the flag at the World Para Athletics Championships.
# Princess Haya
Estranged wife of Dubai ruler asks UK court for forced marriage protection order
The couple are locked in a legal battle in London over the welfare of their two children.
# Dubai
Irish woman killed in Dubai bus crash named as 27 year-old teacher from Dublin
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance.
Little Mix sang in front of a rainbow flag in Dubai where homosexuality is still illegal
“I’m so incredibly emotional.”
# Seventh Heaven
Sam Bennett wins final stage of UAE Tour in sprint finish
Bennett won the seventh stage of the inaugural race in Dubai.
# On the brink
'I just started laughing when I birdied 15': Relaxed Shane Lowry ready for final stretch in Abu Dhabi
The Offaly man leads the way heading into the final round of the HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi.
# runaway princess
Princess who flew Mary Robinson to Dubai says the Latifa saga is 'a private family matter'
Princess Haya says she wanted counself from the former Irish president.
# charge
Rory McIlroy shoots 67 to surge into contention in Dubai
The 29-year-old is just three shots off the pace at the DP World Tour Championship.
# Sligo
'He has amazed doctors': Irishman's bid to walk again after motorcycle accident
Jonathan Higgins suffered life-threatening injuries that led to the amputation of his left leg.
# tourism and transport
Emirates has put off plans for a third Dublin-Dubai flight due to some 'pain points'
The Gulf airline put the extra service on ice due to ‘infrastructural issues’.
# Mystery
'Admit she was kidnapped' - Concerns raised over disappearance of Dubai princess captured at sea
Human Rights Watch has urged the Dubai authorities to reveal the whereabouts of the princess.