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# Spain

Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Shakira agrees to pay €7.3 million fine after reaching deal to settle tax fraud case
Prosecutors had accused the singer of defrauding the Spanish state of €14.5 million between 2012 and 2014, which she denied.
This month
November 2023
Spanish prime minister wins second term despite row over amnesty for Catalan separatists
Pedro Sanchez, in office since 2018, won the backing of 179 lawmakers.
Concern for 28-year-old Irish man missing in Tenerife
Ryan Cooney was last seen on Thursday morning when he left the hotel in which he was staying in Playa de las Americas.
Veteran Spanish politician taken to hospital in Madrid after being shot in the street
Alejandro Vidal-Quadras was hit in the face on a central street in the Spanish capital.
Last month
October 2023
FIFA bans Rubiales for three years for kissing Spanish player after 2023 World Cup final
Luis Rubiales announced he will be appealing the ban from FIFA.
Spanish clergy sexually abused over 200,000 children, independent commission estimates
The revelations in Spain are the latest to rock the Roman Catholic Church after a series of scandals around the world.
MV Matthew Army Ranger Wing team travels to Spain for major EU military exercise
The EU Crisis Management event took place in Cadiz in Spain this week.
McTominay's brilliant goal ruled out as Spain earn crucial win over Scotland
Group A leaders Scotland would have sealed qualification for the tournament with a point in Seville.
Court opens manslaughter probe into Spanish nightclub fire that killed 13 people
The blaze broke out in a building housing the Teatre and Fonda Milagros discos on the outskirts of Murcia.
Spanish nightclub hit by fire which killed 13, with two still missing, was ordered shut in 2022
All of the people who were reported missing after the fire have been accounted for, local officials have said.
At least thirteen people killed in nightclub fire in Spain
The mayor of Murcia, Jose Ballesta, announced three days of mourning.
September 2023
Almost all women's World Cup players rule out Spain call-up: statement
The statement came as the team’s new coach Montse Tome was poised to announce the squad for two upcoming international fixtures.
Spanish football federation fires controversial women's coach Vilda
Vilda was in charge when Spain beat England in the World Cup final last month.
Spanish football federation fires controversial women's coach Vilda
Vilda was in charge when Spain beat England in the World Cup final last month.
Spain men's national team condemn 'unacceptable behaviour' of Rubiales
Rubiales has been provisionally suspended by Fifa pending an investigation.
Two people dead and one missing after heavy rain causes flash floods in Spain
Several metro lines were closed in Madrid this morning due to flooding caused by heavy overnight rains.
August 2023
Irishman found dead in Ibiza hotel
His body was found in a hotel in San Antonio.
Tánaiste Micheál Martin to attend informal meetings of EU Defence and Foreign Affairs ministers
The EU’s response to the latest developments in Ukraine and Niger are set to dominate the discussions in Spain.
Plane from Dublin to Canary Islands forced to make unscheduled stop due to unruly passenger
Spanish police confirmed two Irish nationals left the plane voluntarily and were ‘reported for an administrative breach of air safety’.
FIFA suspend Spanish football chief Rubiales after Hermoso kiss
Football’s world governing body have also banned him from making contact with the player.
FIFA suspend Spanish football chief Rubiales after Hermoso kiss
The World Cup winner had accused the federation of a ‘manipulative, hostile and controlling culture.’
Spain's Hermoso felt 'vulnerable and victim of assault' after Rubiales kiss
Hermoso called the kiss “an impulsive, macho act” on the part of Rubiales.
Gavin Cooney: World Cup leaves inspiring legacy but football remains a man’s game
Just 12 of Fifa’s 211 member associations are led by women – major change won’t happen without more women in charge.
Spanish PM calls football chief's apology for World Cup kiss 'insufficient'
As the controversy over the kiss grew yesterday, Rubiales apologised in a video posted on social media.
Irishman arrested in Ibiza after drugs detected in his suitcase
The drugs were identified by a sniffer dog in Ibiza Airport.
Spain brilliance, England regret and what next after thrilling World Cup
La Roja are the new world champions.
Sensational Spain leave England shattered and flattered by the scoreline
Spain were crowned world champions with a 1-0 win in Sydney.
Spain down England to win Women's World Cup for the first time
Captain Olga Carmona was on target as Spain won 1-0.
Spain down England to win Women's World Cup for the first time
Captain Olga Carmona was on target as Spain won 1-0.
Spain v England, Fifa Women's World Cup final
Spain reigned supreme in Sydney.
World Cup final is one more fight for England and Spain stars to overcome
Both squads have endured contrasting trials and tribulations to reach point of legendary status.
Firefighters in Tenerife battle through the night to halt worst wildfire in decades
Canary Islands regional President Fernando Clavijo said today’s efforts would be crucial to containing the fire.
Spain, Portugal battle wildfires as temperatures soar
The Iberian peninsula is in the middle of a third heatwave this summer.
130 people evacuated as wildfire spreads on Spain-France border
Local people were evacuated overnight from several villages as a precaution.
Five-star Spain crush Switzerland to advance to last eight
Manager Jorge Vilda was justified in his decision to drop Alexia Putellas to the bench.
July 2023
Spain begins talks to avoid new election after inconclusive vote
Spain – which held four general elections between 2015 and 2019 – could find itself once again in deadlock and forced to call a new vote.
Spain goes to the polls in snap election that could see right-wing return to power
Socialist prime minister Pedro Sanchez faces a strong challenge from the right.
What impact will the European heatwave have on Irish supermarket shelves?
A report by
Diarmuid Pepper
‘When the soil becomes too hot, the plant isn’t going to grow, it’s actually going to die.’
Six migrants drown off Morocco trying to reach Spain
The other 48 would-be migrants made it back to shore where they received first aid, the authorities added.
Firefighters across Europe rush to Greece as gruelling Mediterranean heatwave takes toll
New evacuations were ordered today as wildfires raged near the Greek capital.