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# Changes

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Changes
UK police apologise and unveil reforms decades after Hillsborough disaster
Ninety-seven Liverpool fans lost their lives at the stadium, with chiefs now admitting that “policing got it badly wrong.”
Last year
2022
# Changes
Ferrari name Vasseur as new Formula One team boss
McLaren also announced Andrea Stella will take over as team principal, with Andreas Seidl leaving to join the Sauber Group as chief executive.
# Changes
Former Wexford boss Ryan takes over at Bray
The ex-UCD coach was previously strongly linked with the Bohemians job.
# Changes
England bench Vunipola, Tuilagi and Youngs for Japan Test
Sam Simmonds has replaced Vunipola as the starting No 8, with Guy Porter taking over from Tuilagi at outside centre.
# Changes
Stuart McCloskey to start as Robbie Henshaw ruled out for South Africa clash
Leinster’s Jimmy O’Brien comes in on the bench.
# Changes
Nicky Butt succeeds Gary Neville as Salford CEO
The Sky Sports pundit is stepping away from the day-to-day running of the club.
# Changes
Ex-Barcelona boss replaces Emery at Villarreal
Quique Setien has not worked since the Catalan giants sacked him in August 2020
# Changes
Ex-France international Ribery set to retire at 39
The player’s agent Davide Lippi told AFP that the veteran will ‘very likely’ end his career.
# Progress
From personal trainer to full focus on Ireland's World Cup play-off bid
Ireland international Jamie Finn on adapting to change and the growth of women’s football.
# Tax Bands
Income tax standard rate cut off point raised to €40,000
The €3,200 rise in the rate will amount to €640 for most PAYE workers.
# Changes
Antonio Conte says Harry Kane can expect bench time at Tottenham
The Italian believes he must rotate his squad to achieve success.
# Changes
King Charles will be the new face on UK money and stamps but it could take years
Coins, banknotes and passports will be updated in Britain following the death of Queen Elizabeth.
# Ins and outs
Connolly blow as quartet depart Ireland squad ahead of Slovakia qualifier
Niamh Fahey, Ruesha Littlejohn and Jamie Finn also exit, with Jessie Stapleton and Izzy Atkinson called up.
# Changes
Education minister defends plans to move Leaving Cert English and Irish Paper One to fifth year
Internal documents have shown the State Examinations Commission expressed concern about the reformed timeline for the senior cycle exams.
# Future Focus
Potential new Euros format means it could be 'virtually impossible' for Ireland to qualify
Vera Pauw calls on Uefa to rethink the change, which she fears will be ‘detrimental to the game’s development’.
# Changes
LIV Golf rebels not welcome back as PGA Tour announces new $100 million deal
The top players have committed to playing against each other at least 20 times a year.
# different outlook
'He was happy to sit in his room and play video games' - Kyrgios' rise hailed
The richly-talented but deeply divisive Australian is through to the biggest match of his career.
# Selection
Hansen back in Ireland mix as Farrell weighs up changes for second Test
The Ireland head coach’s options are limited in some areas of his team.
# Changes
Elon Musk says governments and businesses could face ‘slight cost’ to use Twitter
The billionaire prospective owner of the platform has suggested a number of changes to the site.
# Changes
Man United off-field shake-up continues with Matt Judge set to leave
Judge led contract and transfer talks under former executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
# Changes
US Open champion Raducanu splits from coach after less than six months
Raducanu hired Torben Beltz at the end of last season but it was a short-lived relationship.
# Changes
Man United clearout begins with top scouts
Jim Lawlor had been with the club for 16 years, while Marcel Bout arrived under Van Gaal in 2014.
7 players depart Ireland's Six Nations camp to return to 7s duty
Outstanding second row Sam Monaghan has also been ruled out of the England game.
# Team news
Parsons starts as Ireland make four changes for Italy clash in Cork
19-year-old back row Aoife Wafer is set for her Test debut off the Irish bench.
# Changes
Defensive duo drafted into Pauw's Ireland squad as Liverpool's Campbell forced out
Claire O’Riordan and Éabha O’Mahony get the nod ahead of next Tuesday’s trip to Sweden.
# Changes
Ex-Ireland international confirmed as new Aberdeen boss and gets point on his Dons debut
The 40-year-old Irishman’s move from St Mirren to the Dons on a two-and-a-half-year deal had been confirmed on Saturday morning.
# Changes
Farrell weighs up selection for Italy as Ireland sidestep physicality 'trap'
Joey or Johnny for the Italy game?
# Selection
Henshaw and Henderson in the mix as Farrell considers changes for Paris
The Ireland boss says his squad will miss Keith Earls, who suffered a hamstring injury last week.
All time
# mess
Format of Champions Cup could change after raft of postponements
The ECPR cited “exceptional circumstances” in opting to postpone five games in the competition.
# Leeside Matters
Conor Lehane returns, as Cork's new hurling captain for 2022 confirmed
Mark Coleman will captain the Rebels.
# fixture calendar
Ireland to play 2022 Women's Six Nations matches in Dublin, Cork and Belfast
The new six-week window in late March and April means the tournament will no longer be linked to the men’s calendar.
# Away day
Healy gets chance to steer heavily-rotated Munster team against Scarlets
Johann van Graan’s much-changed side face a tough task in Wales.
# Changes
19-year-old Doak starts for Ulster as Addison returns at fullback
Dan McFarland has rotated his team for the trip to face Zebre.
# Changes
Ronayne steps down as Waterford football boss after one season in charge
The news comes as speculation mounts regarding a move to the helm of the Cork ladies footballers.
# Ins and outs
Liverpool, Celtic and Wexford Youths stars called into Ireland squad for Australia friendly
Leanne Kiernan, Izzy Atkinson and Aoibheann Clancy come in for Éabha O’Mahony, Megan Connolly and Roma McLaughlin.
# Changes
Gay and bisexual men can donate blood sooner under new rules in the North
The Republic still has strict rules in place.
# Changes
Big blows for Springboks as De Klerk and Du Toit ruled out of Lions decider
Cobus Reinach and Lood de Jager have been called into the starting XV.
# Changes
Potential opportunity for Irish international as Begovic leaves Bournemouth
Mark Travers could be set for a run in the first team following the Bosnia international’s departure.
# Changes
Murray the biggest winner from a tumultuous day for Gatland's Lions
Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tipuric were ruled out of the tour.
# Change Of Plan
Copa America moved to Brazil after co-hosts Argentina and Colombia stripped of tournament
The news has been announced less than two weeks out from the event’s scheduled start on 13 June.