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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Finland

Last year
# net zero
Finland pushes forward with ditching fossil fuels in face of Russia's war and energy crisis
Decades of diversifying energy has meant Russia’s war on Ukraine hasn’t left Finland as vulnerable as other countries – but prices have still jumped.
Inside the small Finnish city that became a big player in climate action
A report by
Lauren Boland
A Finnish city with a population nearly the size of Cork’s is years ahead of Europe’s climate targets.
100km north of Helsinki, a Finnish city with a population nearly the size of Cork's is years ahead of Europe's climate targets.
The Journal visited Lahti this week for a closer look at its climate policies in action.
# debunked
Debunked: No, 35km queues of traffic have not formed at the Russia-Finland border
The videos posted on social media are not of the current situation on the border.
# a change of art
Brad Pitt and Nick Cave make surprise art debut in Finland
Artist Thomas Houseago reportedly persuaded a Tampere museum to include works by his famous friends.
# coygig
'I'm dreaming' - Ireland's heroes savour epic night after earning World Cup play-off spot
Lily Agg scored the winner for Vera Pauw’s side against Finland.
# The dream continues
Ireland secure historic World Cup play-off with victory over Finland
A record crowd of 6,952 watched on at Tallaght Stadium.
Republic of Ireland v Finland, World Cup qualifier
Relive all the action as Vera Pauw’s side went in search of a World Cup qualifying play-off spot at Tallaght Stadium.
# finnish line
Finland see themselves as underdogs for showdown against 'very good' Ireland
The Finns’ struggles have been well-documented, but tomorrow could be the start of something new under interim manager Marko Saloranta.
# Visitors
Opposition focus - Finland's turbulent build-up to this crunch World Cup qualifier
Ireland go in search of a play-off spot against the Finns at Tallaght Stadium.
# sanna marin
Finnish PM apologises for inappropriate photo of her friends taken at official residence
“I think the picture is not appropriate, I apologise for it. Such a picture should not have been taken,” Marin said.
# party pm
Finnish PM takes drugs test ‘for own legal protection’ after party video leak
Sanna Marin was seen in footage posted on social media yesterday dancing and lip-syncing a song at a party.
'She’s 36. She’s allowed to party': Varadkar defends Finland PM after dancing party video leak
A video posted on social media showed six people, including Sanna Marin, dancing and mimicking a song.
# signeul the end
Finland sack manager ahead of decisive World Cup qualifier against Ireland
Anna Signeul has been dismissed after a wretched Euros appearance.
# Quick fire
Spain battle back from early shock to brush aside Finland in their Euro 2022 opener
The much-fancied Spaniards were stunned when Linda Sallstrom struck with just 50 seconds on the clock.
Nato poised to sign off on accession for Sweden and Finland
The move will further increase Russia’s strategic isolation in the wake of its invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
# North Atlantic
Turkey lifts objections to Sweden and Finland joining NATO
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted Sweden and Finland to abandon their long-held non-aligned status.
# Pauw Patrol
'We have the feeling that we can maybe do it' - Ireland's World Cup play-off push
Vera Pauw’s side are facing into a decisive double-header in September.
# Simon Coveney
Minister for Foreign Affairs to visit new NATO candidates Finland and Sweden today
Coveney will meet the the Foreign Affairs minister of Sweden and Finland while also meeting the Defence minister in Helsinki.
# Ukraine
Ukraine warns only talks can end war as Russia cuts Finland gas
Ukraine’s president says “there are things that can only be reached at the negotiating table”.
Turkish President puts conditions on support for Nordic nations' NATO bids
Turkey has long accused Nordic countries of harbouring extremist Kurdish groups.
# Ukraine
Russia says 1,730 Mariupol fighters have surrendered as US grants $40 billion dollars to Ukraine
The Russian military says that a total of 1,730 Ukrainian fighters who were making a last stand in Mariupol have surrendered.
The Russian military says that a total of 1,730 Ukrainian fighters who were making a last stand in Mariupol have surrendered.
The Red Cross said that registrations of Ukrainian prisoners of war began on Tuesday under an agreement between Russia and Ukraine.
US President Joe Biden backed Finland and Sweden's Nato membership bids after meeting the countries' leaders in Washington.
Finland and Sweden submit applications for Nato membership
Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he welcomes the requests.
# Olle Thorell
Swedish MP: There is worry about our independent voice but NATO is the only solution
Olle Thorell is an MP for the ruling Social Democrats party and also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Swedish parliament.
Finnish parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of NATO membership
Germany also plans to ramp up its military collaboration with Sweden and Finland as they seek to join NATO.
# Stockholm
Sweden confirms decision to apply for Nato membership
Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson called it “a historic change in our country’s security policy” as she addressed legislators.
NATO assures Ukraine open-ended military support against Russia
NATO Jens Stoltenberg has said Ukraine can win the war against Russia.
# Russia
Finland announces 'historic' Nato bid, as Sweden holds key meeting
The move is a stunning reversal of Finland’s policy on military non-alignment dating back more than 75 years.
# Kharkiv
Ukraine 'could win war by end of year', as Putin warns Finland that joining Nato is a 'mistake'
Major General Kyrylo Budanov also made unverified claims that a coup is already under way in Moscow to depose President Vladimir Putin.
"The breaking point will be in the second part of August," Major General Kyrylo Budanov said
The intelligence chief also made unverified claims that a coup is under way in Moscow to depose Putin
Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto that Finland scrapping its military neutrality would be a "mistake"
Russian soldier accused of war crime put on trial in Ukraine
# Ukraine
Kremlin warns of retaliation after Finland seeks to join Nato
Sweden is expected to follow suit within days amid fears triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
# Sauli Niinisto
Finland’s leaders say their country must apply for Nato membership 'without delay'
The announcement paves the way for the alliance to expand amid Russia’s war in Ukraine.
# Alexander Stubb
Former Finnish Prime Minister: Neutrality is a thing of the past - now is the time to take sides
Alexander Stubb is a former Prime Minister of Finland and has dedicated his political career to campaign for Finnish NATO membership.
# Finland
Finland Ambassador: Irish neutrality debate full of 'wrong notions' and 'false asumptions'
Raili Lahnalampi has served as Finland’s senior diplomat in Dublin since 2019.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s a roundup of stories from today.
Finland gears up for historic NATO decision
Only six of Finland’s 200 MPs in a recent poll by public broadcaster Yle openly voiced anti-NATO views.
# travels
Micheál Martin heads to Estonia and Finland to discuss Russia, climate change and energy
Ireland and Finland celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations this year.
All time
# night fever
Finnish PM caught going to nightclub after Covid exposure
Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto had tested positive for coronavirus.
# heat is on
Victory for 10-man Finland in World Cup qualifier keeps pressure on group leaders France
Finland are now just one point behind the world champions in Group D.
Tactics Board: Colossal work rate and sticking to the game plan earns Ireland superb away win
Shane Keegan looks at the key tactical elements behind the 2-1 victory in Tuesday’s Women’s World Cup qualifier.
# Lucky 13
O'Gorman vows 'there's definitely more to come' as Ireland take aim at World Cup qualification
The Irish international features on The Football Family podcast.
# Podcast
The Football Family: Finland v Ireland debrief, 2023 Women's World Cup qualifier
A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.