European bid fails

Aha! Our previous report that the Ireland Scotland bid for the 2008 European Football championship has to be amended with the latest development from UEFA.

According to UTV and the Republic’s government, the bid, far from getting through, has actually failed!

Clearly the last minute guarantees from Ahern were not enough to hold together a bid that has been in trouble since the early summer.

Lots of updates from the Examiner Breaking News service.