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A boat carrying an estimated 200 migrants has capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa where a shipwreck last week left more than 300 dead. Italia(...)

Uefa is considering a radical overhaul of international football that would see national teams playing a new Nations League competition.The idea, flo(...)

Rescued migrants arrive onboard a coastguard vessel at the harbour of Lampedusa this morning. Photograph: Nino Randazzo/ASP/Reuters

More than 300 people drowned or were feared dead after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lam(...)

Ken Doherty: Played Stephen Lee in Malta in 2008 where Lee conspired to lose to him.

The thing about Stephen Lee, says Ken Doherty is that “he was liked on the circuit.” In the worst case of match-fixing in the history of snooker, I(...)

Soul survivors

Some small talk over the first of last Friday’s cans in Stradbally led to the usual enquiry about arrival times. “Just after eight this morning,” was (...)

Renault has something of an image problem in Ireland. To the true motoring enthusiast, Renault is one of the most storied and innovative car makers th(...)

‘There is no obvious way to contact Ryanair from the information supplied on its website,’ says our reader

Frustrated trying to call airline over lost iPadA reader called Sally recently travelled to Malta from Dublin with Ryanair. About an hour after landin(...)

The globe-trotting developer Paddy Kelly, who owes taxpayers about €1.5 billion through Nama, was recently in court in Amsterdam in a row involving h(...)

The Grouse Lodge recording studios in Westmeath

As Paddy Kelly digs in on sun-soaked Malta, his son’s former business partner is still battling away back home. The entertainment entrepreneur Paddy D(...)

Pope Francis made his first official trip outside Rome today with a visit to Lampedusa, the tiny island off Sicily that has been the first port of safety for untold thousands of migrants crossing by sea from North Africa to Europe. The choice of Lampedusa is a highly symbolic one for Francis, who has placed the poor at the centre of his papacy and called on the Church to return to its mission of serving them. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Pope Francis has visited the small Italian island of Lampedusa and laid a wreath in memory of the thousands of migrants from Africa who have died tryi(...)

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