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# Bulgaria

This year
Death toll from storms and flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria rises to 14
A flash flood at a campsite in north-western Turkey, near the border with Bulgaria, killed at least five people and swept away bungalow homes.
11 people dead as torrential rain causes flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria
The floods struck Greece as it recovers from massive wildfires.
PSNI arrest man who fled to Bulgaria while on bail for child sex offences
The man is due to appear in court at Belfast Magistrates Court today.
Seven people detained after 18 found dead in abandoned truck in Bulgaria
Some survivors are being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after having inhaled exhaust pipe gases.
Last year
'I should be on a flight home tonight': Shamrock Rovers fan released from Bulgarian jail
Daniel Fulham was detained after Rovers’ match on Tuesday.
North Macedonian parliament approves deal to set EU bid in motion
Opposition MPs left the chamber in protest.
Anti-restrictions protesters try to storm Bulgarian parliament
A heavy police presence prevented protesters from entering the building in Sofia.
All time
At least 46 people killed after tourist bus catches fire in Bulgaria
There were no other vehicles involved in the accident.
Northern Ireland suffer second-half collapse to lose in Bulgaria
Conor Washington had given the visitors a half-time lead.
Northern Ireland try to move on after controversial defeat to Switzerland
Ian Baraclough’s side are unlikely to qualify for next year’s World Cup after they lost on Saturday.
Graham Carey scores and delivers man-of-the-match display in Bulgaria's 'Eternal derby'
The Dubliner helped CSKA Sofia overcome local rivals Levski.
Italy make underwhelming return from Euro triumph with draw against Bulgaria
The Azzurri could only manage a 1-1 result in their World Cup qualifier.
Northern Ireland boss laments draw after dominant display as World Cup hopes fade
A goalless draw at home to Bulgaria has left their qualification dreams in peril.
Team Ireland duo secure bronze medals at least on mixed day in Bulgaria
Aoife O’Rourke and Brendan Irvine march on, while there was disappointment and frustration for Michaela Walsh.
Ireland's miserable run continues with goalless draw against Bulgaria
Ireland avoided relegation with a point in Dublin, but will be third seeds in the World Cup qualifiers and now haven’t scored in 11 hours of football.
Full debuts for Manning and Knight as Irish team to face Bulgaria is named
Troy Parrott and the Shamrock Rovers trio of Jack Byrne, Graham Burke and Aaron McEneff are on the bench.
O'Dowda out, four late call-ups in, as Ireland squad to face Bulgaria is finalised
The Aviva Stadium hosts tonight’s Nations League clash.
'I don't think you can make any realistic assessment' - Kenny's turbulent start reaches its end against Bulgaria
The new manager’s Nations League campaign has been hopelessly undermined by injury and Covid-19.
'I’ve had a family issue with Covid' - Hourihane gives frank insight into players' mindset amid pandemic
The Aston Villa midfielder gave a honest assessment of the challenges and dilemmas of playing international football ahead of tomorrow’s game with Bulgaria.
Wales win in Bulgaria to reclaim top spot in Ireland's Nations League group
The defeat for the Bulgarians is a boost to Stephen Kenny’s side’s hopes of avoiding relegation.
Late Duffy header spares Kenny a debut defeat in Bulgaria
The defender’s towering header secured a 1-1 draw for Ireland in Sofia tonight.
O'Shea misses out as Ireland's matchday squad for Bulgaria is confirmed
West Bromwich Albion defender Dara O’Shea misses out for this evening’s game in Sofia.
Time for the talking to stop as Stephen Kenny and Ireland finally begin a new era in Sofia
The long, long wait for Kenny’s first game in charge comes to an end in the Uefa Nations League tonight.
Kenny yet to settle on his first Irish team as he reports a clean bill of health in Sofia
The new Irish manager has a few final preparations planned before he finally gets his reign underway against Bulgaria tomorrow night.
Debunked: No, this is not a picture of Bulgarian workers outside a supermarket in Dublin this week
The photo has been widely shared on social media and messaging services.
Border crime: Republican and loyalist smuggling gangs 'crippling haulage sector'
Dissidents and loyalists are using the same routes to smuggle goods.
Gardaí probe Bulgarian smuggling routes after CAB raids in Monaghan
Yesterday’s searches were carried on foot of district court warrants.
Bulgaria to play behind closed doors following racist abuse in defeat to England
The Bulgarian Football Union has also been fined €75,000 for the racist behaviour of fans during the game.
Bulgaria head coach resigns after racism row at England match
Krasimir Balakov initially said he did not hear abuse directed at the England players.
Bulgaria legend Stoichkov breaks down in tears due to racist chants aimed at England players
Hristo Stoichkov has suggested ‘heavier punishments’ than stadium closures might be needed in Bulgaria.
Fifa president calls for stronger fight against racism as Southgate hails his side's reaction to abuse in Bulgaria
‘Join us and think together of new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football,’ Gianna Infantino said.
England overreacted a bit, says Bulgaria goalkeeper amid racism storm
Racist abuse aimed towards Three Lions players has received widespread condemnation.
England smash six past Bulgaria but racist chants sees play stopped twice in Sofia
Racist chants overshadowed proceedings on the pitch in Sofia on Monday night.
England match halted as Bulgaria fans warned for racist behaviour
The Three Lions’ Euro qualifier was stopped twice after abuse was registered from the stands.
Southgate: English football must solve its own racism issues
The Bulgarian FA chief was upset with remarks made by the England camp but Southgate has tried to defuse to the situation.
'Groundless, inappropriate and unnecessary' - Bulgarian Football Union hits back at Southgate
The manager said England’s players are already preparing for racist abuse in Sofia.
'There was loads of tears. You hear the crowd and think: Jesus Christ, I'm actually in this situation'
Jack Byrne reflects on making his first senior international appearance for Ireland last night.
Mick McCarthy: 'Jack Byrne lit the place up, to be fair'
The Rovers midfielder made his senior international debut in tonight’s 3-1 win over Bulgaria.
Fresh faces make the difference as Ireland eventually see off Bulgaria
Goals from Alan Browne, Kevin Long and James Collins gave McCarthy’s side a deserved win.
Ireland v Bulgaria, International friendly
We went minute-by-minute as Mick McCarthy’s men welcomed Bulgaria to the Aviva Stadium.