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# 2015

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# Comeback
Banned by Fifa in 2015, Michel Platini set for return to football
The Frenchman was ousted as president of European governing body Uefa.
# healthy
Schmidt happy Ireland head into QF 'unscathed' after 2015 toll against France
Bundee Aki’s red card was a blow but Schmidt feels Ireland have good cover in the midfield.
# depth chart
Have Ireland built better depth? Comparing the 2019 RWC squad to 2015
We’ve broken down Joe Schmidt’s squad position-by-position.
# the irish family
The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old
The number of teenage mothers has fallen by 50% between 2005 and 2015.
# Homelessness
"You had your whole life in a little bag and nothing to do and nowhere to go all day"
Alan’s story was highlighted in the Focus Ireland 2015 annual report which was launched today.
# Across the water
5 League of Ireland players who could follow Towell & Forrester to England in 2016
Chris Forrester was among the players to secure a move to England over the past 12 months
# Let's Get Quizzical
How well do you remember the 2015 Six Nations?
Twelve months on, how good is your memory?
# Take a Break
Take a break and watch last year's films made from Lego
Lego makes it all look great.
# SIR YES SIR
These photos of the US Army's 2015 need to be seen to be believed...
The American army is spread across the globe. The force’s best-photos compilation for 2015 are spectacular to put it mildly.
# the internet is for porn
The Late Late Toy Show caused a big disruption to Ireland's porn watching
Some of us managed to put it away for a few hours, thank God.
# the internet is for porn
The Late Late Toy Show caused a big disruption to Ireland's porn watching
Some of us managed to put it away for a few hours, thank God.
# Happy New Year
10 sportspeople who cannot wait for 2015 to end
As 2015 comes to an end, who is happy to see back of this year?
# Transfers
The best and worst Premier League signings of 2015
We have narrowed down the highs and lows of the English transfer market this year.
# Looking Back
The Premier League's key stats for 2015 make for interesting reading
No prizes for guessing who claimed the most goals and assists over the past 12 months.
# Your Say
Poll: Was 2015 a good year for you?
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
# Tribute
Carragher & Redknapp re-enacted one of 2015's most memorable punditry moments tonight
The former Liverpool midfielder did his best Thierry Henry impression this evening.
# Brain power
How well do you remember US sport from this year?
We’ll tell you after you attempt these 10 questions.
# piracy worldwide
Top 10 list for pirated movies shows big increase in downloads for 2015
Big budget blockbusters stayed true to form by topping the pile.
# essential reading
Why Conor McGregor is UFC's most important fighter - 50 of the best sports articles of 2015 (part 1)
Also, ‘The Education of Alex Rodriguez,’ Kerry GAA’s lost years and parallells between Roy Keane and Bobby Moore.
# despicable displays
Minions. Hugging dogs. A snow penis. These are the photos that went viral in 2015
Remember where you were when the Minion invaded Swords? (Hopefully not behind a steering wheel, in Swords).
# Quiz
Think you know your English football from 2015?
Take our quiz to prove it
# Star
This stat shows why Harry Kane has been the Premier League's best striker in 2015
The Spurs striker has 10 goals in his last nine Premier League games.
# STOP IT
18 ways people were incredible w*nkers in 2015
Ah, here.
# sea land air
Irish ships in the Mediterranean rescued almost 9,000 migrants in 2015
Both Ireland’s maritime Defence Forces and its Coast Guard have had a year to remember.
# good year bad year
These are the winners and losers of 2015
Annus horribilis ou annus mirabilis.
# fight like me da
The 13 top Irish dads of 2015
Legends, every single one of them.
# gubu
'Have you got the wiffy code?': The not-so-serious 2015 political awards
It’s been another GUBU year in politics.
# brain strain
How well do you remember Ireland's year of international football?
These questions will put your memory to the test.
The 15 greatest photobombers of 2015, ranked in reverse order
The art of photobombing is not dead.
# double aunt andre
The 17 tweets that failed the hardest in 2015
Good writtens to everyone who hates us cause they anus.
# different perspective
12 of the most breathtaking drone photos of 2015
Pretty spectacular.
# Our survey says...
Shane Long's magical goal against Germany voted Ireland's sporting moment of 2015
Results from an annual survey have been released.
# one more tune
Here are the tunes Irish Spotify users couldn't stop listening to in 2015
Spoiler: we sure do love Ed Sheeran.
# one more tune
Here are the tunes Irish Spotify users couldn't stop listening to in 2015
Spoiler: we sure do love Ed Sheeran.
# youtube rewind
Here's what Ireland watched on YouTube this year
Feminism, food, and fake Hollywood stars all feature.
# youtube rewind
Here's what Ireland watched on YouTube this year
Feminism, food, and fake Hollywood stars all feature.
# migrant crisis
Germany has taken in almost one million refugees this year...
The number of arrivals currently stands at four times the total for all of 2014.
# Hero
'I don’t think I’ve felt that tired in my life' - Irishman raises thousands after unique Dublin Marathon challenge
Kieran McCarthy chats to The42 about his impressive achievement on Monday.
# great scott
The Hardest Back to the Future Quiz Ever
How well do you remember Doc and Marty’s adventure?
# Motivation
O'Connell's Ireland set to earn World Cup quarter-final with win over Italy
Joe Schmidt’s side have moved into knock-out mode despite having two pool games left.