September 23, 2019

WWII Treasure ship found

A shipwreck off the coast of Ireland containing 200 tonnes of silver worth about $250m has been found in the Atlantic making it the largest haul of precious metal ever discovered at sea. US exploration firm Odyssey Marine, found the wreck of the SS Gairsoppa, a British cargo ship, sunk by a … [Read more...]

Portugal may need second financial bail-out

International credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Portugal's debt to junk status and sounded a warning about its future borrowing. Moody's said there was a growing risk that Portugal would need a second bail-out before it was ready to borrow money from financial markets … [Read more...]

Scotland flights grounded as ash from Iceland volcano approaches

A dense cloud of ash from the Iceland volcano, Grimsvotn, is heading for Scotland, forcing one local airline to cancel nearly all its flights. There is currently no airspace closure over Scotland, but Glasgow-based regional airline Loganair has cancelled 36 flights scheduled for Tuesday morning. … [Read more...]

Finland supports EU Portugal bail-out

Political rivals from the left and right of the political spectrum in Finland have agreed to back the proposed EU bail-out for Portugal, depriving the Nationalist True Finns party of their chance to scuttle the bail-out. The likely next prime minister of Finland, Jyrki Katainen, leader of the … [Read more...]

Finland poll result could spell trouble for Portugal

Finland has gone to the polls to elect a new parliament. Opinion polls are showing the nationalist True Finns party has quadrupled its support since the last election. Nationalist leader Timo Soini, has seen his tiny party go to 15 percent support in the opinion polls up from a minimal 4 percent at … [Read more...]

Portugal President looking for new Prime Minister

Portugal's president Aníbal Cavaco Silva is on the hunt for a new Prime Minister following the resignation of Socialist Prime Minister Jose Socrates yeateday. President Cavaco Silva will begin meeting with political parties on Friday in an effort to fill the political vacuum following Socrates … [Read more...]

South Africa knock Ireland out of Cricket World Cup

South Africa advanced to the quarter-finals of the Cricket World Cup but Ireland was sent home following a 131 run victory at Eden Gardens. The remaining teams in contention in Group B are India, West Indies, Bangladesh and England. One of them will also be going home by the Weekend. Well maybe … [Read more...]

Ricky Nixon to stand down over Kim Duthie affair

AFL player agent Ricky Nixon is expected to arrive back in Melbourne from Ireland and the UK this evening. He skipped town two weeks ago shortly after serial photographer Kim Duthie released film to the media allegedly showing a semi naked Nixon in her hotel room. Duthie says she lured him into … [Read more...]

Ireland defeat England at Cricket World Cup

Ireland hve stunned England with a 3 wicket win in their Group B match in Bangalore. Kevin O'Brien scored the fastest hundred in Cricket World Cup history with 113 from only 63 balls. Earlier England had amassed what looked like a match winning score of 329. Jonathan Trott top scored with 92 … [Read more...]

Ricky Nixon flees Australia as Kim Duthie released by police

AFL player manger Ricky Nixon has flown out of Australia as controversy over the nature of his relationship with teenager Kim Duthie shows no sign of abating. Nixon has alledgedly flown to Ireland on a pre-arranged trip to look at promising Gaelic football players for the AFL. That he feels the … [Read more...]

Silvio Berlusconi begs Senate over confidence vote

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called on the Senate not to jeopardise his government out of narrow political interests. Speaking directly to the Senate, he said Italy needed "operational continuity", and a no vote could mean a "crisis in the dark". The 'vote' he is talking about is … [Read more...]

Ireland bailed out by European Union

European Union ministers have reached an 85 billion euros agreement to bail out the economy of the Republic of Ireland. The deal will see 35bn euros go towards propping up the Irish banking system with the remaining 50bn euros to help the government's day-to-day spending. No infrastucture … [Read more...]

All Blacks fight hard to subdue galant Ireland

The 38-18 victory for the All Blacks over Ireland at Aviva stadium on Saturday was fast and furious game of rugby. Irish captain John O'Driscoll described the first 15 minutes as the hardest he had ever experienced in a Test Rugby career spanning 105 matches. The All Blacks started with the … [Read more...]

All Blacks v Ireland preview

The All Blacks have named a strong side for the weekends Rugby international against Ireland at Aviva Stadium. They are going to need it as well. Never in recent seasons have I heard such confidence from All Blacks supporters. It is starting to rival the airs of superiority that swirled around … [Read more...]

All Blacks beat England but cracks are showing

The All Blacks have bounced back from defeat by the Wallabies in Hong Kong to overcome a spirited England at Twickenham, but the cracks are beginning to show. It was an improved performance by the All Blacks but still nowhere near their best. The forward pack is a yard behind where it needs to be … [Read more...]