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# Latvia

March 2023
# euro 2024
Wales keep up strong start in qualifying with win over Latvia
Kieffer Moore’s header means Rob Page’s side have taken four points from their opening two games.
# Evan sent
Ogbene goal rescues Ireland in rollercoaster Latvia win
Chiedozie Ogbene scored the winning goal after Ireland again contrived to blow a two-goal lead at home.
# Reaction
Kenny pleased but 'not euphoric' with Latvia win
Ireland squandered an early two-goal lead but rescued a 3-2 win at the Aviva Stadium.
# Evan sent
Ogbene goal rescues Ireland in rollercoaster Latvia win
Chiedozie Ogbene scored the winning goal after Ireland again contrived to blow a two-goal lead at home.
# Up and Running
WATCH: Ferguson scores first Ireland goal in Latvia friendly
Stephen Kenny’s side are currently level at 2-2 in the Aviva Stadium.
# Preview
Ferguson's full debut to bring life to low-key Latvia friendly at start of Ireland's defining year
Evan Ferguson will make his full debut as Ireland tune up for their massive challenge against France.
# evan almighty
Evan Ferguson to earn first Irish start against Latvia
The teenager will make his full senior debut at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow night.
Last year
# Cessna 551
Mystery as private Germany-bound plane crashes off Latvia
It is not known what caused the plane to fly off course.
# Energy
Russia suspends gas supplies to Latvia after deadly prison strike
The company said on Telegram that gas supplies were suspended to Latvia “due to violations of the conditions” of purchase.
# Wicklow
Woman rearrested in Wicklow stabbing death investigation
Juris Viktorovs, 36, was stabbed to death in an incident at a house in Ballyconnell, Shillelagh, County Wicklow on 10 February last.
All time
# Double Dutch
Fans in attendance as Netherlands bounce back and Frappart makes history
A dominant performance from Frank de Boer’s side delighted the small but rowdy crowd in Amsterdam.
# travel restrictions
Green List remains unchanged with just four countries on list
Cyprus, Finland, Latvia and Liechtenstein are still the only four countries on the list.
# ashnikko
Ashnikko turned her experience of sexual assault from men into a pop banger with integrity
“I can’t even wear my skin without them asking where I’ve been.”
# Courts
Man (31) to go on trial charged with murdering his partner in her home
Rita Apine was found with serious head injuries at the foot of the stairs in her rented house.
# About time
Northern Ireland win their first friendly in over 7 years
Captain Steven Davis scored in a 1-0 win against Latvia to kick off their Euro 2016 preparations.
# Courts
Teen who hacked just wanted the 'satisfaction of a successful hacking'
Aleksejs Ivanvos received a suspended jail sentence today for the 2010 hack.
# Latvia
Tissue from car crash victim used without consent to create implants
A Latvian woman has won her case for inhuman treatment at the European Court of Human Rights after the procedure was carried out on her husband.
# Countdown
If EU house price rises were a music chart, would Ireland make the top 5?
Yes, just.
# cake to bake
The Eurovision 'Cake To Bake' song sent Twitter into a frenzy
And for good reason.
# Prime Numbers
Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers
Plus: How many people in the world are obese?
# welcome aboard
And then there were 18: Latvia joins the Euro today
There was some surprise about the timing of Latvia’s request to join the Euro, but its government thinks it will help to attract investors.
# Latvia
Security concerns delay search of Riga store wreckage
A survey was carried out to establish how safe the building is. Seven people remain unaccounted for.
# Tragedy
Latvia probes store disaster as hopes dim of finding survivors
Rescuers have been combing the ruins of the Riga supermarket for bodies.
# Tragedy
Death toll in Latvia supermarket roof collapse doubles
The roof of the large grocery store in Riga collapsed last night.
# Good start
O'Neill singles out widemen McClean and McGeady for praise
The Ireland manager had good things to say about two players he knows well after his first win last night.
Player Ratings: How we reckon the Boys in Green played tonight
Ireland had a comfortable win over Latvia on the start of a new era.
Ex-Southampton favourite Pahars plays down Latvia's chances
Martin O’Neill’s opposite number is hoping his side can give a good account of themselves tonight.
O'Neill set to experiment in his first outing with Ireland
The recently-appointed manager is hoping to see as many players as possible in the games against Latvia and Poland.
# rebound
Keane hits back at Fergie as he claims he's 'no animal'
The Corkman said today isn’t the day to be preoccupied by Ferguson’s criticisms however.
Pilkington doesn't travel as Ireland squad meets up in Dublin
The Norwich winger is an injury doubt for Friday’s friendly with Latvia.
# party with marty
8 things Martin O'Neill needs to do in his first week in charge
Ireland will be presented with a new manager later today but can he hit the ground running?
King signs off by naming squad for Latvia and Poland friendlies
The caretaker boss has recalled Stephen Ward and Alex Pearce in his last act in the job.
Managerless Ireland schedule Aviva friendly with Latvia
The last home game of the year will be played on 15 November, it has been confirmed this afternoon.
# jobless numbers
Slight rise in EU unemployment rate
The biggest increases in unemployment were in Greece and Cyprus. Ireland is seventh worst out of the 28 EU members.
# Eat my goal
Woof! The best overhead kick you'll see this weekend
Take a bow Jurijs Žigajevs.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everyone’s talking about abortion, murder in Castlebar and Latvia joining the euro.
# Latvia
Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year
The decision was confirmed by the European Council yesterday and will give the Baltic state six months to prepare for the changeover.
# Euro Trip
Enda tells government parties: You must support Seanad abolition
The Taoiseach was speaking while on EU business in Latvia and Lithuania yesterday. He is in Finland today and London tomorrow.
# Baltic
Enda in Lithuania to prepare for presidency handover
The Taoiseach is also due to travel to Finland tomorrow.