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18 February 2018 17:00 Ireland's Craig Breen claims runner-up spot in Rally Sweden

The Slieverue native was greeted by his mother at the finish line after a career-best this afternoon. CRAIG BREEN HAS produced the best-ever result by a driver from the Republic of Ireland on a WRC (World Rally Championship) event — finishing second overall at Rally Sweden. Along with co-driver Scott Martin, the Citroen C3 man went into the final three 5

14 February 2018 01:05 Ireland hope to repeat last year’s nations cup success in Florida

Ireland has two show jumping teams in action this weekend for the first of this year’s nations cup fixtures. Michael Blake takes charge of affairs for the five-star meeting in Ocala, Florida, while Taylor Vard will be overseeing matters at Abu Dhabi’s five-star contest in the UAE. Both events are qualifiers in this year’s Longines FEI Nations Cup championship 4

13 February 2018 10:09 Uzbek asylum seeker pleads guilty to terrorism over Stockholm truck attack that killed five people

Rakhmat Akilov appeared in the Stockholm courtroom this morning. AN UZBEK ASYLUM seeker who confessed to wanting to mow down “infidels” in an April 2017 Stockholm truck attack that killed five people pleaded guilty to terrorism charges today as his trial opened. Rakhmat Akilov appeared in the Stockholm courtroom, handcuffed amid tight security, wearing 4

30 January 2018 00:00 Irish patients ‘wait longer for treatment’ than rest of Europe

Irish patients have to wait longer for hospital treatment than those in any other European country, a report shows. Ease of access to healthcare in Ireland is the worst of 35 countries surveyed. Even vastly poorer nations such as Macedonia and Serbia provide much faster treatment, according to the 2017 Euro Health Consumer Index. Ireland has fallen to 24th place 9

16 January 2018 18:09 In full: Here’s where our ministers are going for St Patrick’s Day

A TOTAL 35 countries will be visited as part of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations this year. Today, Cabinet approved where each Minister and Minister of State will be travelling this March. The Ceann Comhairle, the Attorney General and the Cathaoirleach of the Seanad will also travel abroad as part of the ‘Promote Ireland’ programme. It has been confirmed 6

13 November 2017 21:42 Humiliation for Italy as they fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1958

Sweden emerged victorious in Milan, thanks to a 1-0 aggregate victory. ITALY MISSED OUT on World Cup qualification for the first time since 1958 in tonight’s play-off at the San Siro. Trailing Sweden 1-0 from the first leg in Stockholm, they couldn’t break their opponents down as this evening’s match ended 0-0, meaning the visitors earned an aggregate 11

19 October 2017 10:51 Computer reseller Misco collapses into administration, sparking 300 job losses

While the UK business has ceased trading, the move will not impact Misco Europe. While Misco UK has ceased trading, the move will not impact Misco Europe, which continues to operate across Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden. Geoff Rowley, joint administrator at FRP Advisory, said: “Misco UK had made great progress since the change of ownership 2

17 October 2017 13:34 Republic and Northern Ireland relieved to avoid World Cup giants Italy

The two countries were both unseeded for the draw in Zurich and Northern Ireland were paired with Switzerland while the Republic will face Denmark. The two-legged ties will take place between November 9 and 14, with Northern Ireland at home in the opening leg, while the Republic will host Denmark in their return fixture. Switzerland were the highest-ranked 4

17 October 2017 12:17 No nightmare scenario to get in the way of World Cup dream

Italy and Croatia the teams to avoid, but Ireland should not be fazed by today's outcome This afternoon's World Cup draw might succeed in providing some light relief in areas coping with real problems. But this is a day of significance for everybody employed in Irish football and the staff, players and fans dreaming of a summer in Russia. In the aftermath 8

11 October 2017 04:42 Ikea on Amazon? Furniture Giant to Use Online Retailers

Ikea will start selling furniture through third-party websites next year as it tries to find new ways to reach customers in the digital age. Kaisa Lyckdal, spokeswoman for the Swedish home furnishing giant, says the aim is to start a trial in 2018 but that “no decisions are made regarding what platforms/markets will be in the pilot.” Lyckdal said Tuesday 4