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# rome - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor
# Vatican
# Vatican

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor

Feb 6th 2013, 8:43 PM 3,826 Views 14 Comments

The Vatican’s new chief prosecutor said many of the cases date back to the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Work (finally) begins on Pompeii's €105 million makeover
# Volcano
# Volcano

Work (finally) begins on Pompeii's €105 million makeover

Feb 6th 2013, 3:33 PM 13,589 Views 14 Comments

The Roman city has come to symbolise the decades of mismanagement of many of Italy’s cultural treasures.

President Michael D Higgins travels to Italy for official visit
# Rome
# Rome

President Michael D Higgins travels to Italy for official visit

Feb 6th 2013, 10:25 AM 3,823 Views 40 Comments

The President will meet with officials in Rome as well as visiting some historic sites with Irish connections.

# rome - Friday 18 January, 2013

New drawings revealed as restoration starts on Rome's Colosseum
# Frescoes
# Frescoes

New drawings revealed as restoration starts on Rome's Colosseum

Jan 18th 2013, 9:35 PM 41,547 Views 21 Comments

Ancient traces of red, black, green and blue frescoes have been uncovered.

# rome - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Bank card payments suspended in Vatican
# Vatican
# Vatican

Bank card payments suspended in Vatican

Jan 3rd 2013, 6:04 PM 12,387 Views 41 Comments

Bank of Italy says the Vatican failed to fully implement anti money laundering legislation.

# rome - Friday 7 December, 2012

Monti clings to power as Berlusconi's party goes on the attack
# Italy
# Italy

Monti clings to power as Berlusconi's party goes on the attack

Dec 7th 2012, 3:32 PM 3,163 Views 4 Comments

Berlusconi’s supporters are arguing that Italy is economically far worse off than before.

# rome - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Rome to host 'green' Grand Prix in 2014
# Vroom
From The42
# Vroom

Rome to host 'green' Grand Prix in 2014

Dec 2nd 2012, 10:40 AM 879 Views 0 Comments

The Formula E world championship is being backed by McLaren, which is supplying cars powered exclusively by electric energy.

# rome - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Spurs fans injured in Rome attack
# Violence
From The42
# Violence

Spurs fans injured in Rome attack

Nov 22nd 2012, 10:42 AM 3,494 Views 4 Comments

A group of masked assailants trashed a popular pub in central Rome last night ahead of the game between Lazio and Tottenham Hotspur.

# rome - Saturday 17 November, 2012

November internationals: All Blacks backline muscle too much for Italy in Rome
# Read It And Weep
From The42
# Read It And Weep

November internationals: All Blacks backline muscle too much for Italy in Rome

Nov 17th 2012, 4:12 PM 1,392 Views 1 Comment

New Zealand broke the Italian resistance with surging second-half tries from Ma’a Nonu, Cory Jane and a Julian Savea double.

# rome - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Italy protesters stage anti-austerity 'No Monti Day'
# Italy
# Italy

Italy protesters stage anti-austerity 'No Monti Day'

Oct 27th 2012, 8:03 PM 4,417 Views 10 Comments

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Rome to protest against the prime minister and austerity measures.

# rome - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Surprise cardinal appointments spark pope health concerns
# Vatican
# Vatican

Surprise cardinal appointments spark pope health concerns

Oct 24th 2012, 2:12 PM 10,369 Views 65 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI today announced the unexpected appointment of six cardinals from outside Europe.

# rome - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II
# Vatican Ii
# Vatican Ii

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II

Oct 11th 2012, 11:45 AM 2,706 Views 29 Comments

Homily at Mass in St Peter’s Square recalls the changes in Church in 1962 – and Benedict urges the faithful to return to the “letter”.

# rome - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Pope's butler gets 18 months in jail for stealing secret Vatican documents
# Vatileaks
# Vatileaks

Pope's butler gets 18 months in jail for stealing secret Vatican documents

Oct 6th 2012, 12:33 PM 4,391 Views 37 Comments

The butler said he had “acted out of visceral love for the Church of Christ and of its leader on earth”.

# rome - Monday 24 September, 2012

Video: Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech
# Enda
# Enda

Video: Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech

Sep 24th 2012, 11:52 AM 12,316 Views 77 Comments

Checking the Mayo team news? Updating his Facebook? Or taking a sneaky snap? Just what was Enda doing as he checked his phone a number of times during the audience with the Pope on Saturday?

# rome - Friday 21 September, 2012

Taoiseach in Rome to meet Monti ahead of papal audience
# Rome
# Rome

Taoiseach in Rome to meet Monti ahead of papal audience

Sep 21st 2012, 9:32 AM 2,164 Views 29 Comments

Mario Monti will greet the Taoiseach after meeting with another bailed-out premier, Greek leader Antonis Samaras.

# rome - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

'Love locks' removed from Rome's Ponte Milvio bridge
# Love Locks
# Love Locks

'Love locks' removed from Rome's Ponte Milvio bridge

Sep 11th 2012, 1:40 PM 10,928 Views 12 Comments

The ‘love padlocks’, which are placed there by couples, were also taken off the Ha’penny Bridge in January of this year.

# rome - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Colosseum to be restored using private donation
# Colosseum
# Colosseum

Colosseum to be restored using private donation

Jul 31st 2012, 7:15 PM 8,658 Views 9 Comments

A luxury shoemaker will fund the restoration project, which will see works taking place at the ancient ruin for more than two years.

# rome - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Dublin in top 10 most congested cities in Europe
# Dublin
# Dublin

Dublin in top 10 most congested cities in Europe

Jul 10th 2012, 9:27 AM 7,512 Views 55 Comments

Traffic congestion in the Irish capital was rated as worse than Leeds-Bradford, London, Stockholm and Hamburg.

# rome - Friday 29 June, 2012

Pope speaks of human weakness in sinful church
# Vatileaks
# Vatileaks

Pope speaks of human weakness in sinful church

Jun 29th 2012, 2:10 PM 4,115 Views 59 Comments

The pontiff described the “destructive power of evil” affecting the Church as the Vatican battles a series of scandals.

# rome - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September
# Rome
# Rome

Ryanair flights to Rome temporarily switched to Fiumicino in September

Jun 20th 2012, 12:26 PM 5,566 Views 7 Comments

Runway maintenance at Ciampino Airport means a switch in location for Ryanair flights from 24 September to 2 October.

# rome - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Priests attack cardinal's report on 'gay-friendly' college
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Priests attack cardinal's report on 'gay-friendly' college

Jun 16th 2012, 12:49 PM 5,608 Views 29 Comments

A group of Irish priests have labelled the investigation “prurient” and “incompetent”, and said it may have been motivated by homophobia.

# rome - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Best buds: Jackson and Greene put trash talk behind them
# London 2012
From The42
# London 2012

Best buds: Jackson and Greene put trash talk behind them

May 30th 2012, 2:04 PM 366 Views 2 Comments

Bershawn Jackson had said his hurdling rival had “cashed a cheque that he can’t cash” but it’s all over now, right?

# rome - Monday 21 May, 2012

2011 dominance a sweet memory for Djokovic as Rafa reigns in Rome
# Supreme
From The42
# Supreme

2011 dominance a sweet memory for Djokovic as Rafa reigns in Rome

May 21st 2012, 2:23 PM 193 Views 0 Comments

The Spaniard beat his Serbian foe in straight sets as he ramps up performance levels ahead of the French Open.

# rome - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Ryanair put in bid for sponsorship rights of... the Colosseum
# Monumental
# Monumental

Ryanair put in bid for sponsorship rights of... the Colosseum

May 19th 2012, 8:15 AM 5,424 Views 16 Comments

Could the Roman monument have become known as the O’Leary Bowl or the Ryanair Rodeo? Not now, it won’t.

# rome - Friday 18 May, 2012

21 days to Euro 2012: Italy come good the second time of asking
# Countdown
From The42
# Countdown

21 days to Euro 2012: Italy come good the second time of asking

May 18th 2012, 9:00 AM 165 Views 0 Comments

The 1968 European Championships was decided by a replay after Yugoslavia held the hosts to a 1-1 draw in Rome.

# rome - Monday 14 May, 2012

Bones exhumed from Roman crypt in search for missing girl
# Vatican
# Vatican

Bones exhumed from Roman crypt in search for missing girl

May 14th 2012, 5:35 PM 6,614 Views 10 Comments

Teenager Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican employee, disappeared in 1983.

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst

May 14th 2012, 2:20 PM 2,321 Views 7 Comments

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that passenger numbers in Ireland fell by a greater proportion than those of any other.

# rome - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Considering a holiday? Use the Club Sandwich Index to pick a destination
# Peckish?
# Peckish?

Considering a holiday? Use the Club Sandwich Index to pick a destination

May 9th 2012, 4:33 PM 4,774 Views 19 Comments

Dublin is the seventh cheapest of all the cities surveyed by Hotels.com with an average club sandwich price of €12.

# rome - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Closure of Vatican embassy will not be reversed 'in the immediate term'
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Closure of Vatican embassy will not be reversed 'in the immediate term'

Apr 15th 2012, 5:22 PM 2,354 Views 18 Comments

Labour has cited savings of €845,000 stemming from the closure of the Embassy of the Holy See in Ireland, and says that it will not be reopened in the immediate future.

# rome - Friday 16 March, 2012

Papal Perfume: Pope gets own fragrance
# Eau De Pope
From The Daily Edge
# Eau De Pope

Papal Perfume: Pope gets own fragrance

Mar 16th 2012, 3:00 PM 3,726 Views 72 Comments

The Pope has commissioned a celebrity perfume-maker to create his own heavenly scent.

# rome - Monday 27 February, 2012

Pope says marriage is only place 'worthy' of conception
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope says marriage is only place 'worthy' of conception

Feb 27th 2012, 2:07 PM 8,774 Views 188 Comments

Pope Benedict also said that infertile couples should shun artificial procreation.

# rome - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements

Feb 21st 2012, 3:56 PM 2,289 Views 39 Comments

Eamon Gilmore tells the Dáil that the Holy See embassy closure could be revisited if the Vatican relaxes rules on dual embassies.

On your marks: Bolt and Powell will race in Rome
# Now That's Fast
From The42
# Now That's Fast

On your marks: Bolt and Powell will race in Rome

Feb 21st 2012, 12:31 PM 320 Views 0 Comments

The Olympic build-up is getting very exciting and May’s race meet in Rome will act as a fast-paced preview to the games.

# rome - Monday 20 February, 2012

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision

Feb 20th 2012, 10:36 AM 1,561 Views 27 Comments

The Tánaiste reiterated that the government will review the decision when Ireland’s financial circumstances improve.

# rome - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Monti: Italy cannot afford to be Olympic host
# Olympic Games
# Olympic Games

Monti: Italy cannot afford to be Olympic host

Feb 16th 2012, 8:07 AM 3,520 Views 6 Comments

The Italian PM has pulled the plug on the country’s 2020 Olympic Games bid.

# rome - Thursday 22 December, 2011

The Vatican's Baby Jesus is rather big
# Baby Jesus
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Jesus

The Vatican's Baby Jesus is rather big

Dec 22nd 2011, 1:39 PM 5,962 Views 33 Comments

After a spate of Baby Jesus statue robberies in the US (and Ireland), the Pope is clearly taking no chances.

# rome - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Pope Benedict: I know Christmas will be difficult this year
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Benedict: I know Christmas will be difficult this year

Dec 11th 2011, 2:27 PM 2,106 Views 23 Comments

The pontiff said the festive season will be difficult for many in the recession – but added there is more to Christmas than buying presents.

# rome - Saturday 12 November, 2011

Italy’s economic package passes, paving way for Berlusconi resignation
# Italy
# Italy

Italy’s economic package passes, paving way for Berlusconi resignation

Nov 12th 2011, 7:40 PM 238 Views 6 Comments

The embattled Italian premier had indicated he would resign once the €60 billion package was passed through parliament.

# rome - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Rome rioting said to cost over €1 million
# Occupy
# Occupy

Rome rioting said to cost over €1 million

Oct 16th 2011, 7:12 PM 440 Views 10 Comments

Italy is counting the cost of yesterday’s riots as “Occupy” protests turned violent.

Arrests in Chicago, New York and Rome following global day of action
# Occupy
# Occupy

Arrests in Chicago, New York and Rome following global day of action

Oct 16th 2011, 9:41 AM 1,244 Views 35 Comments

Protests in Rome turned violent, while in Dublin there were peaceful marches in the city centre.