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# rome - Saturday 7 February, 2015

'He's one of the best in the world' - Ireland wary of Parisse's quality
# Mago
From The42
# Mago

'He's one of the best in the world' - Ireland wary of Parisse's quality

Feb 7th 2015, 7:00 AM 3,418 Views 1 Comment

The Italian captain remains the heart and soul of Jacques Brunel’s side at the age of 31.

# rome - Friday 6 February, 2015

In pics: Keats kicks into gear as Ireland get a feel for Stadio Olimpico
# Captain's Run
From The42
# Captain's Run

In pics: Keats kicks into gear as Ireland get a feel for Stadio Olimpico

Feb 6th 2015, 3:55 PM 4,419 Views 0 Comments

Ian Keatley looks to be in decent goal-kicking form.

# rome - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Schmidt set to pair Henshaw and Payne together again in Ireland's midfield
# Centres
From The42
# Centres

Schmidt set to pair Henshaw and Payne together again in Ireland's midfield

Feb 4th 2015, 5:45 AM 8,916 Views 34 Comments

Meanwhile, Jordi Murphy is likely to be included in the back row for the trip to Italy.

# rome - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Madigan ready for Schmidt's demands with Six Nations looming
# Intensity
From The42
# Intensity

Madigan ready for Schmidt's demands with Six Nations looming

Jan 20th 2015, 6:30 AM 6,993 Views 32 Comments

The Leinster back is favourite to wear 10 for Ireland against Italy in just over a fortnight’s time.

# rome - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Open Thread: Who would you pick to start for Ireland in the Six Nations?
# Bo Selecta
From The42
# Bo Selecta

Open Thread: Who would you pick to start for Ireland in the Six Nations?

Jan 1st 2015, 10:30 AM 9,610 Views 62 Comments

Have Luke Marshall or Felix Jones done enough to make the breakthrough?

# rome - Sunday 7 December, 2014

The mayor of Rome isn't afraid of the mafia - he's going to keep riding his bike
# I Want To Ride My Bicycle
# I Want To Ride My Bicycle

The mayor of Rome isn't afraid of the mafia - he's going to keep riding his bike

Dec 7th 2014, 3:39 PM 10,947 Views 6 Comments

Police had warned the mayor that he was under threat by “dangerous organisations”.

# rome - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Pope Francis!
# Two Fingers
From The Daily Edge
# Two Fingers

Pope Francis!

Oct 9th 2014, 7:37 AM 3,562 Views 3 Comments

Naughty!

# rome - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The top 6 destinations to watch football in Europe
# I'm A Wanderer
From The42
# I'm A Wanderer

The top 6 destinations to watch football in Europe

Aug 12th 2014, 6:13 PM 12,346 Views 15 Comments

Tapas and football? It’s time to start planning your next break.

# rome - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Christian woman who was spared death sentence in Sudan arrives in Rome
# Apostasy
# Apostasy

Christian woman who was spared death sentence in Sudan arrives in Rome

Jul 24th 2014, 10:34 AM 9,054 Views 39 Comments

27-year-old Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag was sentenced to death in May for converting from Islam.

# rome - Monday 7 July, 2014

Martin: 'Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past'
# Healing
# Healing

Martin: 'Crisis of the sexual abuse of children in the church not a chapter of the past'

Jul 7th 2014, 8:02 PM 8,050 Views 24 Comments

The Archbishop said that the Catholic Church must “do more” to help victims of abuse.

# rome - Friday 6 June, 2014

Ground staff blamed as Ryanair plane rolls into a fire station at Rome Airport
# In A Flap
# In A Flap

Ground staff blamed as Ryanair plane rolls into a fire station at Rome Airport

Jun 6th 2014, 10:40 PM 46,986 Views 71 Comments

Nobody was injured in the incident, which happened during a strike by Italian ground staff.

# rome - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Ryanair flights cancelled to and from Rome due to strike action
# Stranded
# Stranded

Ryanair flights cancelled to and from Rome due to strike action

Jun 4th 2014, 10:23 PM 17,422 Views 26 Comments

Ryanair says that affected customers can transfer onto alternative flights by contacting Ryanair’s reservation centres.

# rome - Sunday 27 April, 2014

John XXIII and John Paul II declared saints
# Vatican
# Vatican

John XXIII and John Paul II declared saints

Apr 27th 2014, 7:50 PM 15,891 Views 199 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are in attendance at today’s ceremony.

John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him...
# Paper Pontiff
# Paper Pontiff

John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him...

Apr 27th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,910 Views 35 Comments

You might still find this gem lurking on a bookshelf in your parents’ house…

# rome - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Can't make it to Rome? You can watch John Paul II's canonisation live in 3D in Drumcondra
# Holy Show
# Holy Show

Can't make it to Rome? You can watch John Paul II's canonisation live in 3D in Drumcondra

Apr 24th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,940 Views 77 Comments

Around 5 million people are expected in Rome ahead of the ceremony to make John Paul II and John XXIII saints. If you’re not a fan of the crowds, here are the options…

# rome - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Pope Francis has been washing people's feet ... again
# Pope On A Rope
# Pope On A Rope

Pope Francis has been washing people's feet ... again

Apr 17th 2014, 7:00 PM 9,681 Views 45 Comments

The Pope washed the feet of a dozen elderly and disabled people during a ceremony in Rome.

# rome - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters in Rome, 20 officers were injured in violence
# Clashes
# Clashes

Police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters in Rome, 20 officers were injured in violence

Apr 13th 2014, 10:40 AM 6,227 Views 44 Comments

One protester lost a number of fingers after a firecracker apparently exploded prematurely in his hand.

# rome - Friday 11 April, 2014

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests
# Apology
# Apology

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

Apr 11th 2014, 2:03 PM 11,951 Views 167 Comments

He said he would not take one step back in regards to how abusers are dealt with and the sanctions that must be imposed.

# rome - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin caught up with Pope Francis today in Rome
# Having The Chats
# Having The Chats

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin caught up with Pope Francis today in Rome

Apr 10th 2014, 6:54 PM 9,376 Views 152 Comments

While attending a conference on human trafficking, the Pope was presented with a t-shirt which said “Turn Back Crime”.

# rome - Monday 7 April, 2014

Gun used in attempted assassination on Pope John Paul II goes on exhibit
# Shooting
# Shooting

Gun used in attempted assassination on Pope John Paul II goes on exhibit

Apr 7th 2014, 9:56 PM 12,075 Views 73 Comments

Italy’s justice ministry has loaned the museum the gun, a Browning 9mm, for three years.

# rome - Saturday 15 March, 2014

England take Six Nations lead after hammering Italy in Rome
# Wooden Spoon
From The42
# Wooden Spoon

England take Six Nations lead after hammering Italy in Rome

Mar 15th 2014, 3:02 PM 4,667 Views 2 Comments

However, Leonardo Sarto’s late try ensured England would not surpass the 50-point margin they chased.

# rome - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Italy coach Brunel warns of backlash as Tommaso Allan faces Scots
# Allegiance
From The42
# Allegiance

Italy coach Brunel warns of backlash as Tommaso Allan faces Scots

Feb 20th 2014, 3:36 PM 2,630 Views 0 Comments

The Italian out-half played for Scotland at underage level before switching to the country of his birth.

# rome - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Gray in, Denton out as Scotland make their way to rumble in Rome
# Team-sheets
From The42
# Team-sheets

Gray in, Denton out as Scotland make their way to rumble in Rome

Feb 18th 2014, 12:02 PM 3,438 Views 8 Comments

Interim coach Scott Johnson is keeping us guessing with these starting line-ups.

# rome - Monday 17 February, 2014

Hijacker of Rome-bound plane “was co-pilot” — Geneva police
# ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES
# ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES

Hijacker of Rome-bound plane “was co-pilot” — Geneva police

Feb 17th 2014, 9:55 AM 24,147 Views 15 Comments

The man “said he felt threatened in his country” and wanted to seek asylum in Switzerland.

# rome - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Here's Pope Francis meeting Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan
# Vatican
# Vatican

Here's Pope Francis meeting Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan

Feb 5th 2014, 2:33 PM 15,397 Views 62 Comments

After the meeting, Lee said she hopes the Pope will help her with her fight to help mothers and children who need closure.

# rome - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Queen Elizabeth to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican
# Get The Good China
# Get The Good China

Queen Elizabeth to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

Feb 4th 2014, 11:20 AM 6,683 Views 45 Comments

Queen Elizabeth will meet with the Pontiff on 3 April, Buckingham Palace announced today.

# rome - Friday 24 January, 2014

Blast at church in Rome ahead of Francois Hollande visit
# Explosion
# Explosion

Blast at church in Rome ahead of Francois Hollande visit

Jan 24th 2014, 8:50 AM 6,998 Views 5 Comments

The French President is due to meet with the Pope for the first time later today amid deep divisions in France over issues like abortion and gay marriage.

# rome - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Dine like the Romans? Then try some giraffe legs and sea urchins...
# Diet
# Diet

Dine like the Romans? Then try some giraffe legs and sea urchins...

Jan 11th 2014, 10:00 AM 8,000 Views 7 Comments

We don’t think it will be the new Atkins.

# rome - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Former Pope Benedict makes second secret trip outside Vatican
# Stepping Out
# Stepping Out

Former Pope Benedict makes second secret trip outside Vatican

Jan 5th 2014, 8:41 AM 22,308 Views 22 Comments

The former pope, who promised on retirement to “live hidden from the world”, made excursion to visit brother in hospital.

# rome - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”
# Urbi Et Orbi
# Urbi Et Orbi

Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”

Dec 25th 2013, 12:25 PM 8,176 Views 112 Comments

The new Pope has delivered his first Christmas ‘urbi et orbi’ message.

# rome - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy
# Holy See
# Holy See

Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy

Nov 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,755 Views 13 Comments

There is no plan to re-establish a resident embassy to the Holy See in the immediate term says Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

# rome - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Hundreds camped out in Rome to protest against austerity
# Italy
# Italy

Hundreds camped out in Rome to protest against austerity

Oct 20th 2013, 2:48 PM 7,435 Views 57 Comments

Tens of thousands had marched through Rome in a mostly peaceful demonstration yesterday.

# rome - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Who's the Irish woman in the new series of The Walking Dead?
# Zombies
From The Daily Edge
# Zombies

Who's the Irish woman in the new series of The Walking Dead?

Oct 16th 2013, 2:43 PM 9,819 Views 7 Comments

Double tap, like.

# rome - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Italian crisis intensifies as rebels begin deserting Berlusconi
# Rome
# Rome

Italian crisis intensifies as rebels begin deserting Berlusconi

Oct 2nd 2013, 7:53 AM 3,510 Views 6 Comments

Members of his party are considering splitting from the former premier after he urged his ministers to pull out of the Government at the weekend.

# rome - Monday 30 September, 2013

These two former popes will be made saints in April next year
# Saints
# Saints

These two former popes will be made saints in April next year

Sep 30th 2013, 11:52 AM 7,867 Views 241 Comments

Pope Francis today announced the date for the canonisation ceremony which is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome.

# rome - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Italy's top court upholds Silvio Berlusconi's prison term
# Sad Silvio
# Sad Silvio

Italy's top court upholds Silvio Berlusconi's prison term

Aug 1st 2013, 8:47 PM 6,683 Views 20 Comments

The former Italian prime minister is likely to face house arrest or community service because of his age after the court upheld his conviction for tax fraud.

# rome - Sunday 7 July, 2013

The Catholic Church shouldn't fear structural renewal – Pope Francis
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

The Catholic Church shouldn't fear structural renewal – Pope Francis

Jul 7th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,281 Views 62 Comments

Pope Francis has called for structural renewal in the Catholic church to keep up with the times – but also advised priests and nuns to shun costly trappings so they can use more resources to help the poor.

# rome - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Top officials at scandal-hit Vatican bank resign
# Holy See
# Holy See

Top officials at scandal-hit Vatican bank resign

Jul 2nd 2013, 9:11 AM 5,091 Views 35 Comments

It follows the arrest of a cleric who held accounts at the institution for alleged corruption.

# rome - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Pope names commission of inquiry into Vatican Bank
# Rome
# Rome

Pope names commission of inquiry into Vatican Bank

Jun 26th 2013, 3:55 PM 3,748 Views 25 Comments

The commission will investigate the bank’s legal structure and the activities of the secretive financial institution.

# rome - Friday 10 May, 2013

Fake pope held in Rome for looking like John Paul II
# Doppelganger
# Doppelganger

Fake pope held in Rome for looking like John Paul II

May 10th 2013, 10:19 PM 20,630 Views 41 Comments

It’s a (very) minor crime. Who knew?