# Austria

This month
May 2023
# Vienna
Two people charged after Hitler speeches played on Austrian train’s intercom
Spreading Nazi propaganda is a criminal offence in Austria.
This year
# Austria
Eight dead after weekend avalanches in Austria
The eight deaths came as resorts are filled during the February school holidays in Vienna.
# alpine resort
Five dead after avalanches in Austria and Switzerland
One victim was a 17-year-old New Zealander who was skiing when the avalanche struck.
# Austria
Man arrested after being found living in Austrian cellar with six children and woman
Local media reported that the man is a follower of a right-wing extremist conspiracy group.
Last year
# Lech Zuers
Skiers rescued unharmed after avalanche at Austrian resort
Austrian authorities have located 10 skiers after 200 rescuers, helicopters and dogs took part in search
# coygig
A closer look at Ireland's potential World Cup play-off opponents
Vera Pauw’s side face the winners of Scotland and Austria away on 11 October.
# smuggler van
Three dead after smuggler van overturns in Austria
The van was crammed with some 20 people, including children, when it overturned as the driver sought to escape a police control.
# Shock
Austria dump Norway out and book Euros quarter-final clash with Germany
Nicola Billa’s first-half header secured a 1-0 win, the Austrians’ first over the Norwegians.
# Setback
Northern Ireland's hopes of reaching Euro knockout stages all but end after Austria loss
Goals from Katharina Schiechtl and Katharina Naschenweng sealed the win for Austria.
# Change Of Mind
Austria to scrap controversial mandatory Covid vaccination
Current official figures show that 62% of the Austrian population currently have a valid vaccination certificate.
# next chapter
Ralf Rangnick considering offer to take over a national team - report
The interim Manchester United manager is reportedly considering an offer to coach the Austria team.
Austria suspends law making Covid vaccines mandatory for all adults
The law took effect in February and called for fines up to €3,600 from mid-March for those who do not comply.
# Skiing
Nine people have died after more than 100 avalanches hit Austria
Police said that one incident had claimed the lives of a group of Swedish skiers.
# mandatory vaccinations
Austria's compulsory Covid vaccination rules are now in force
Unvaccinated people can face fines of up to €3,600 following an “introductory phase”.
# Tyrol province
Five people die and another person injured following avalanche in Austria
The victims were buried under snow in an area near the Swiss border.
# Vaccines
Austrian president signs law making Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for all adults
Those holding out can face fines of up to €3,600 after mid-March.
All time
# vaccine mandates
Tens of thousands protest Austria compulsory Covid jabs
Vaccination is to be obligatory from February for all residents older than 14.
# Disappointment
Ireland beaten by Austria in FIBA EuroBasket 2025 Pre-Qualifier
John Carroll impressed as he registered 23 points.
# Austria
Austrian Chancellor on vaccine mandate plans: 'You don't only have rights, you have obligations'
The country has entered a strict lockdown to combat soaring coronavirus cases.
# Protests
Unrest and protests spread over Europe as new Covid-19 restrictions come in
Austria reported over 15,000 new Covd-19 cases on Saturday.
# lockdown protest
Thousands gather in Vienna to protest Austrian lockdown and vaccine mandate
The far-right opposition Freedom Party was among those calling for demonstrations against lockdown.
# Austria
Austria imposing national lockdown for all and making vaccinations mandatory
The lockdown will start from Monday and will be evaluated after 10 days.
The lockdown will start from Monday and will be evaluated after 10 days.
It's planned that Covid-19 vaccinations will be mandatory from 1 February next year.
Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg blamed the unvaccinated for an “attack on the health system”.
# Lockdown
Austria begins lockdown for those not vaccinated against Covid-19
About 65% of Austria’s almost nine million people are vaccinated.
# Austria
Austria plans lockdown for those not vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19
Only around 65% of the population is fully vaccinated in Austria.
# Alexander Schallenberg
Austria foreign minister set to replace embattled Kurz
Sebastian Kurz announced yesterday that he was stepping down as chancellor.
# kurz
Austrian chancellor Kurz to quit amid corruption probe
Opposition leaders had called for Kurz to go and planned to bring a no-confidence motion against him.
# back on track
Scotland beat Austria to revive World Cup dream
Lyndon Dykes scored the only goal of the game in Vienna.
# Formula 1
Max Verstappen cruises to Austrian GP win as Lewis Hamilton finishes fourth
Hamilton also finished behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas and fellow Briton Lando Norris.
# Brilliant Orange
Depay and Dumfries send Netherlands into Euro 2020 knockouts
A 2-0 win over Austria tonight in Amsterdam.
# Punishment
Arnautovic handed one-match ban over 'heated words' directed at Alioski
The 32-year-old Austria striker will miss his team’s game against the Netherlands on Thursday.
# Apology
UEFA opens investigation into Marko Arnautovic incident against North Macedonia
The frontman reacted angrily after scoring late in the game in Bucharest.
Saka’s first international goal earns England win but setback as Alexander-Arnold injured
The teenage Arsenal forward slotted in the winning goal early in the second half.
# oh vienna
Hotel quarantine: Why is Austria on Ireland's list of 'designated countries' but not France and Germany?
Officials want to add 17 EU countries to the list.
# lifting lockdown
Ireland is getting a new Covid roadmap, but what’s happening in other countries right now?
Let’s take a look.
# troubling surge
Germany partially shuts borders with Czech Republic and Austria amid fears over virus mutations
The move from Germany earned a rebuke from the EU.
# Austria
Austria admits security failings leading up to deadly Vienna shooting rampage
Police detained 14 people in the wake of the shooting.
# Austria
Gunman killed in Vienna terror attack had tried to join IS
Two men and two woman were killed in the attack yesterday evening.
# Shooting
Two dead and 15 wounded in Vienna terror attack on eve of lockdown
Vienna police tweeted that the exact circumstances of the incident were still being determined.
# Austria
Authorities could have contained spread of Covid-19 that infected thousands in Austrian ski resorts, report finds
The mishandling has been blamed for allowing sick tourists to carry the virus to their home countries.
# Stance
'I will not take the knee' - Leclerc and Verstappen confirm split among F1 drivers
The Ferrari driver said it ‘does not mean at all that I am less committed than others in the fight against racism.’