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Italy

# italy - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis has been washing people’s feet … again Pope On A Rope

Pope Francis has been washing people’s feet … again

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

# italy - Sunday 13 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Police fire tear gas on anti-austerity protesters in Rome, 20 officers were injured in violence Clashes

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

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

# italy - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Court to decide if Berlusconi will be placed under house arrest Italy

Court to decide if Berlusconi will be placed under house arrest

The former Italian Prime Minister was convicted of tax fraud last year.

# italy - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Million euro paintings stolen in London in the 1970s have been recovered in Italy Art Robbery

Million euro paintings stolen in London in the 1970s have been recovered in Italy

The works are by French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard.

# italy - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From The Score Craven Cottage confirmed for Ireland v Italy friendly COYBIG

Craven Cottage confirmed for Ireland v Italy friendly

Martin O’Neill will take his team to London for the fixture on 31 May.

# italy - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From The Score England take Six Nations lead after hammering Italy in Rome Wooden Spoon

England take Six Nations lead after hammering Italy in Rome

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

# italy - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From The Score Tuilagi on the bench as England name unchanged team Six Nations

Tuilagi on the bench as England name unchanged team

The Leicester centre could be in line to make his first international appearance for over a year in Rome.

# italy - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From The Score England recall centre Manu Tuilagi as they target tries in Rome Central Power

England recall centre Manu Tuilagi as they target tries in Rome

The Leicester Tiger is likely to be used as a replacement in the second half against Italy.

# italy - Sunday 9 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How police are trying to get Italian mafia wives to talk to them Mafia Wives

How police are trying to get Italian mafia wives to talk to them

Only a handful of women have ever broken ranks with one of the most powerful and violent of all the Italian mafia groups.

From The Score ‘Our best performance needs to come next week’ – Focus turns to France Expectations

‘Our best performance needs to come next week’ – Focus turns to France

Eoin Reddan says any ideas that Ireland travel to Paris as favourites are wide of the mark.

# italy - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From The Score Humbled O’Driscoll couldn’t have asked for better ending than seven-try farewell party BYE BYE BOD

Humbled O’Driscoll couldn’t have asked for better ending than seven-try farewell party

As the veteran centre attempted to deflect praise, Paul O’Connell says the skill of the man continues to amaze.

From The Score 5 things we learned from Ireland’s seven-try win over Italy Talking Points

5 things we learned from Ireland’s seven-try win over Italy

O’Driscoll shows his class, Italians fade after Irish onslaught and Joe Schmidt’s men are showing consistency.

From The Score ‘I’ve loved my time playing in this jersey’: Brian O’Driscoll bows out in style on Lansdowne Road BYE BYE BOD

‘I’ve loved my time playing in this jersey’: Brian O’Driscoll bows out in style on Lansdowne Road

The legendary centre was holding back the tears when he was interviewed on RTE.

From The Score Out of 10: How Ireland rated in today’s Six Nations clash with Italy Player Ratings

Out of 10: How Ireland rated in today’s Six Nations clash with Italy

Here’s how we felt Ireland’s players performed in their seven-try victory over the Italians in Dublin.

From The Score As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Italy, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute for Brian O’Driscoll’s last home international.., and there’s a Championship to be played for too.

From The Score Iain Henderson breaking the mould as Ireland bid to break Italian spirit Interview

Iain Henderson breaking the mould as Ireland bid to break Italian spirit

The versatile forward is respectful, but confident of taking on all comers for the role of blindside with Ulster and Ireland

# italy - Friday 7 March, 2014

From The Score Four tactical keys for Ireland to unlock Italian resistance Drawing Board

Four tactical keys for Ireland to unlock Italian resistance

Because there will be 45 players not called Brian O’Driscoll on the field tomorrow.

From The Score Upset on cards in Dublin, warns Italy boss Brunel Italia Italia

Upset on cards in Dublin, warns Italy boss Brunel

Italy beat Ireland in Rome last year but are bottom of the table coming to Lansdowne Road.

# italy - Thursday 6 March, 2014

From The Score Nora Stapleton column: We’re ready to make history at the Aviva Column

Nora Stapleton column: We’re ready to make history at the Aviva

The Ireland Women’s out-half talks about making the video that has promoted the clash with Italy this week.

From The Score Italy ought to beware Henderson’s ‘mutant strength’ — Trimble The Blindside

Italy ought to beware Henderson’s ‘mutant strength’ — Trimble

The young Ulster forward is keen to prove he is much more than just an impact sub.

From The Score Opinion: Ireland have missed an opportunity by making just one change Comment

Opinion: Ireland have missed an opportunity by making just one change

Joe Schmidt has resisted the temptation to tinker against Italy in the Six Nations this weekend.

From The Score Sexton starts as Schmidt resists call for change Starting XV

Sexton starts as Schmidt resists call for change

Iain Henderson for Peter O’Mahony is the only change to Ireland’s starting line-up to take on Italy.

From The Score ‘We’ve gathered some real respect from the other teams’ – John Plumtree Forward Thinking

‘We’ve gathered some real respect from the other teams’ – John Plumtree

The Ireland forwards coach is calling on his pack to finish off the Six Nations with two more powerful performances.

# italy - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

From The Score SNAPSHOT: This tribute to Brian O’Driscoll is pure class BOD

SNAPSHOT: This tribute to Brian O’Driscoll is pure class

One Dublin company has covered their office front in honour of the legendary Irish international.

From The Score Two changes for Ireland U20s as captain Dan Leavy’s Six Nations ends Blow

Two changes for Ireland U20s as captain Dan Leavy’s Six Nations ends

The Leinster flanker is struggling with a shoulder injury and will miss the remaining two games.

From The Score Henderson hopeful of Ireland start as he learns the donkey work from O’Connell Hendo

Henderson hopeful of Ireland start as he learns the donkey work from O’Connell

The Ulsterman has underlined his preference for playing six, and there may be an opening in that position against Italy.

# italy - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Silvio Berlusconi is not allowed to come to Dublin Grounded

Silvio Berlusconi is not allowed to come to Dublin

He had applied for a permit to come to the European Popular Party conference this week by a Milan court has rejected his application.

From The Score Jack McGrath ready for Six Nations start after excelling in scrummaging practice Impact

Jack McGrath ready for Six Nations start after excelling in scrummaging practice

The 24-year-old loosehead prop has been impressive off the bench and in training for Ireland.

From The Score Brian O’Driscoll: I want to be remembered as a team player In His Words

Brian O’Driscoll: I want to be remembered as a team player

Ireland’s legendary centre explains his thoughts as he heads for the home straight of an incredible international career.

From The Score Sexton comes through Ireland training unscathed but O’Mahony remains a concern Injury Update

Sexton comes through Ireland training unscathed but O’Mahony remains a concern

Forwards coach John Plumtree is positive over the out-half’s involvement this weekend, but O’Mahony is still a doubt.

From The Score VIDEO: Ireland Women call for support ahead of history-maker against Italy BePartOfIt

VIDEO: Ireland Women call for support ahead of history-maker against Italy

This weekend’s Six Nations clash will be the first time a women’s international has been held at the Aviva Stadium.

# italy - Monday 3 March, 2014

From The Score O’Driscoll focusing on collective issues as Italy look to derail Six Nations bid Two More Steps

O’Driscoll focusing on collective issues as Italy look to derail Six Nations bid

Meanwhile, the Leinster centre outlines what has made his centre partnership with Gordon D’Arcy so successful.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii Ruined

Heavy rains cause wall and arch collapse in Pompeii

Deterioration in state of ancient Roman site described as “dramatic”.

From The Score Ireland remain optimistic that Jonny Sexton will be available for Italy Injury Update

Ireland remain optimistic that Jonny Sexton will be available for Italy

Meanwhile, there have been updates on the injury problems for Peter O’Mahony, Luke Marshall and a host of others.

From The Score Who would you pick to play for Ireland against Italy this week? Selection Headache

Who would you pick to play for Ireland against Italy this week?

Come on in and hand out some jerseys.

# italy - Sunday 2 March, 2014

From The Score End of an era: Looking back on a first glimpse of Brian O’Driscoll in the flesh 13

End of an era: Looking back on a first glimpse of Brian O’Driscoll in the flesh

Before BOD plays his last international in Ireland this week, come in and tell us your memories of watching him play.

# italy - Thursday 27 February, 2014

From The Score Nora Stapleton column: England’s experience was the ultimate difference Column

Nora Stapleton column: England’s experience was the ultimate difference

The Ireland out-half reflects on last weekend’s defeat in Twickenham, but also looks forward to facing Italy.

# italy - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From The Score Bowe, Kearney and that man Zebo: What Joe Schmidt had to say about Ireland’s wing options today Selection Headache

Bowe, Kearney and that man Zebo: What Joe Schmidt had to say about Ireland’s wing options today

With just four places in the match-day squad up for grabs, the Kiwi coach admits it’s difficult to get the selection balance right.

# italy - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The Score Italy coach Brunel warns of backlash as Tommaso Allan faces Scots Allegiance

Italy coach Brunel warns of backlash as Tommaso Allan faces Scots

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

# italy - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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

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

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

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