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'I don’t think it came naturally to me... that’s why I’ve had to work so hard'
# Blade
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# Blade

'I don’t think it came naturally to me... that’s why I’ve had to work so hard'

19 hours ago 6,695 Views 9 Comments

Connacht scrum-half Caolin Blade has earned his Ireland call-up with some superb form.

Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

Leinster academy boss McNamara set for move to South Africa's Sharks

Wed 11:45 AM 17,651 Views 21 Comments

The former Ireland U20s head coach will be part of the United Rugby Championship next season.

Irish influence will be strong as Lions get their 2021 campaign underway
# First Step
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# First Step

Irish influence will be strong as Lions get their 2021 campaign underway

Wed 6:00 AM 5,372 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland insists he has no preconceived ideas about his Test team.

Irish hockey player McFerran seeks return of 'treasured' World Cup medal
# Stolen
From The42
# Stolen

Irish hockey player McFerran seeks return of 'treasured' World Cup medal

Tue 3:21 PM 4,793 Views 1 Comment

McFerran was one of the stars of Ireland’s run to the final in 2018.

'Toughest selection' as history-making Irish hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics finalised
# Green Army
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# Green Army

'Toughest selection' as history-making Irish hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics finalised

Mon 7:21 PM 3,900 Views 0 Comments

Sean Dancer’s panel was announced today ahead of their first Games.

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests
# Pilot Events
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# Pilot Events

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests

Mon 5:07 PM 16,666 Views 19 Comments

A combined total of 9,000 spectators will attend next month’s games against Japan and USA.

Ireland just one win away from historic Olympic qualification at Monaco Sevens repechage
# On Fire
From The42
# On Fire

Ireland just one win away from historic Olympic qualification at Monaco Sevens repechage

Updated Sun 4:18 PM 16,758 Views 19 Comments

Anthony Eddy’s side beat Hong Kong in the semi-final to set up a golden ticket decider date with France.

Ireland seal Davis Cup promotion after play-off victory over Georgia
# Warriors
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# Warriors

Ireland seal Davis Cup promotion after play-off victory over Georgia

Sun 11:11 AM 4,395 Views 3 Comments

The side progressed into Group II.

'The hunger and love is no longer the same' - Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien announces ODI retirement
# Stepping Away
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# Stepping Away

'The hunger and love is no longer the same' - Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien announces ODI retirement

Jun 18th 2021, 1:08 PM 2,875 Views 2 Comments

The 37-year-old Dubliner is best remembered for his stunning World Cup century in the win over England in 2011.

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost
# Childcare Costs
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# Childcare Costs

Unicef: Ireland one of the most expensive countries for childcare as half of salary is average cost

Jun 18th 2021, 8:11 AM 14,593 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is in line with other rich countries such as Switzerland and New Zealand in the cost to care for two children.

James Hume gets first Ireland call-up to replace injured Garry Ringrose
# Centre Of Attention
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# Centre Of Attention

James Hume gets first Ireland call-up to replace injured Garry Ringrose

Jun 16th 2021, 3:16 PM 11,252 Views 17 Comments

The 22-year-old centre impressed this season while starting on 19 occasions for Ulster.

'As long as we're improving and every time, making a step up, then we're on the right path'
# Winless Run Continues
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# Winless Run Continues

'As long as we're improving and every time, making a step up, then we're on the right path'

Jun 16th 2021, 12:15 PM 1,620 Views 2 Comments

Vera Pauw’s Ireland lost their seventh match in-a-row last night, albeit again, against higher-ranked opposition.

'We'll see how hungry Zeebs is to start the season well, how he settles in'
# Zeebs
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# Zeebs

'We'll see how hungry Zeebs is to start the season well, how he settles in'

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 7:45 AM 32,629 Views 43 Comments

Andy Farrell will look for Simon Zebo prove himself in Munster before any possible Ireland recall.

Andy Farrell aims for new-look Ireland to play at high speed in July Tests
# Tempo
From The42
# Tempo

Andy Farrell aims for new-look Ireland to play at high speed in July Tests

Jun 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 6,232 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland head coach is excited about the 11 uncapped players in his squad.

'It probably illustrates the way Ireland are looking to develop their attack'
# 10s
From The42
# 10s

'It probably illustrates the way Ireland are looking to develop their attack'

Jun 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 22,330 Views 8 Comments

Ireland’s out-half situation was discussed on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

'There's a plan behind it' - Farrell leaves Sexton, Healy, and Earls out this summer
# Experience
From The42
# Experience

'There's a plan behind it' - Farrell leaves Sexton, Healy, and Earls out this summer

Jun 14th 2021, 3:31 PM 9,394 Views 15 Comments

The Ireland head coach has included 11 uncapped players for the July Tests.

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards
# Podcast
From The42
# Podcast

Rugby Weekly Extra: Farrell's Ireland squad, a penalty shoot-out, and skillful forwards

Jun 14th 2021, 3:06 PM 1,240 Views 0 Comments

Eoin Toolan and Murray Kinsella break down the 37-man group on The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland
# Travel
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# Travel

Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland

Jun 14th 2021, 1:05 PM 26,607 Views 50 Comments

The tougher restrictions will only apply to those that have not had two doses of a vaccine.

Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8
# Depth
From The42
# Depth

Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8

Jun 12th 2021, 1:52 PM 19,732 Views 25 Comments

The 23-year-old pair reminded Andy Farrell of their qualities last night in the Rainbow Cup.

Vera Pauw: 'We blame ourselves. It's no excuse, but we need to help the players get used to that level'
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Vera Pauw: 'We blame ourselves. It's no excuse, but we need to help the players get used to that level'

Jun 12th 2021, 12:09 PM 4,728 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland boss echoed the need for her players to train with boys and feel more ‘pressure’ after last night’s friendly defeat to Iceland.

'It was a no-brainer. I had to take that chance, and go to one of the best teams in the world'
# American Dream
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# American Dream

'It was a no-brainer. I had to take that chance, and go to one of the best teams in the world'

Jun 10th 2021, 8:36 PM 4,815 Views 0 Comments

Ireland defender Diane Caldwell recently moved to US side North Carolina Courage.

Hungarian prime minister 'agrees' with fans booing Irish footballers taking a knee
# Defence
From The42
# Defence

Hungarian prime minister 'agrees' with fans booing Irish footballers taking a knee

Updated Jun 10th 2021, 3:00 PM 47,347 Views 78 Comments

‘If you are a guest in a country, then understand its culture, and don’t provoke the locals or the host.’

Ireland need to be 'like goldfish' and eye new target as England showdown nears
# Green Army
From The42
# Green Army

Ireland need to be 'like goldfish' and eye new target as England showdown nears

Jun 10th 2021, 2:39 PM 5,081 Views 3 Comments

Sean Dancer’s side must bounce back quickly, as they go in search of the last remaining World Cup ticket on offer at this week’s Euros.

Jones names Ireland U20-capped Dan Kelly in England's senior squad
# Allegiance
From The42
# Allegiance

Jones names Ireland U20-capped Dan Kelly in England's senior squad

Jun 10th 2021, 1:05 PM 13,779 Views 18 Comments

The 19-year-old centre has impressed for Leicester this season.

'As a 10-year-old, it was class... I just really enjoyed being a Munster fan'
# Connections
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# Connections

'As a 10-year-old, it was class... I just really enjoyed being a Munster fan'

Jun 10th 2021, 1:01 AM 11,782 Views 1 Comment

Matt Gallagher has always had a strong link to the southern province.

Peamount star Watkins bags brace as Republic of Ireland secure comprehensive win over the North
# Friendly Fires
From The42
# Friendly Fires

Peamount star Watkins bags brace as Republic of Ireland secure comprehensive win over the North

Jun 9th 2021, 9:21 PM 4,147 Views 0 Comments

Teegán Lynch was also on target in the 3-0 win in Dublin.

Partial solar eclipse to darken Irish skies tomorrow morning
# Solar Eclipse
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# Solar Eclipse

Partial solar eclipse to darken Irish skies tomorrow morning

Jun 9th 2021, 3:22 PM 35,300 Views 14 Comments

The partial solar eclipse will be visible in the skies from just before 10am until after midday.

Match officials confirmed for Lions tour and Ireland's summer series
# Calling The Shots
From The42
# Calling The Shots

Match officials confirmed for Lions tour and Ireland's summer series

Jun 8th 2021, 2:58 PM 6,641 Views 6 Comments

Nic Berry will referee next month’s first Test between the Lions and the Springboks in Cape Town.

Ireland's housing crisis: The problems, the solutions and the human cost
# Good Information Project
From TheJournal.ie
# Good Information Project

Ireland's housing crisis: The problems, the solutions and the human cost

Jun 8th 2021, 12:10 AM 24,159 Views 68 Comments

The next part of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at the core issues at the heart of Ireland’s housing crisis.

Ireland earn vital win to close in on World Cup qualification
# Boost
From The42
# Boost

Ireland earn vital win to close in on World Cup qualification

Jun 7th 2021, 3:04 PM 7,088 Views 5 Comments

Naomi Carroll’s 46th-minute goal set up a big victory against Scotland.

Quiz: How much do you know about China?
# Quiz
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# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about China?

Jun 6th 2021, 10:00 PM 39,934 Views 45 Comments

Go on, test yourself.

'It was a very proud moment especially because I'm the older brother'
# Bantry Boys
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# Bantry Boys

'It was a very proud moment especially because I'm the older brother'

Jun 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 35,240 Views 4 Comments

Fineen Wycherley has had a strong season for Munster and trained with Ireland last year.

Ireland start European championship campaign with 4-0 loss to Dutch
# Orange Crush
From The42
# Orange Crush

Ireland start European championship campaign with 4-0 loss to Dutch

Jun 5th 2021, 4:14 PM 2,489 Views 0 Comments

World champions Holland defeated Ireland 4-0 in the tournament opener this afternoon.

'This group are a brave group of young men. I know we'll grow again next year'
# RISE UP
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# RISE UP

'This group are a brave group of young men. I know we'll grow again next year'

Jun 4th 2021, 9:31 PM 5,824 Views 3 Comments

Andy Friend was delighted to see his Connacht team finish their season with a win.

One year on, China still has a ban on Irish beef - but for Irish farmers, a bigger problem may be coming down the tracks
# Where's The Beef
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# Where's The Beef

One year on, China still has a ban on Irish beef - but for Irish farmers, a bigger problem may be coming down the tracks

Jun 4th 2021, 6:15 AM 24,735 Views 13 Comments

Beef farmers are not unduly worried about the China ban right now – but it could be a different story if the UK does a trade deal with Australia.

Development of Irish women's rugby is a 'long-term project,' says Nucifora
# Grow The Game
From The42
# Grow The Game

Development of Irish women's rugby is a 'long-term project,' says Nucifora

Jun 3rd 2021, 6:15 AM 2,027 Views 1 Comment

Ireland finished third in the Six Nations this year but suffered a heavy defeat to France.

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests
# Tourist
From The42
# Tourist

IRFU back Ireland boss Farrell to link up with Lions after July Tests

Jun 3rd 2021, 1:01 AM 7,001 Views 3 Comments

The Ireland head coach is set to join Warren Gatland’s team in South Africa in July.

'Walking a fine line': Ireland, China and the UN Security Council
# The Good Information Project
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# The Good Information Project

'Walking a fine line': Ireland, China and the UN Security Council

Jun 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 10,990 Views 14 Comments

How can a non-permanent member of the Security Council like Ireland ensure that human rights remain at the heart of the Council’s agenda?

Cooney and Stockdale ruled out of Ulster's final game of season
# Injury Update
From The42
# Injury Update

Cooney and Stockdale ruled out of Ulster's final game of season

Jun 1st 2021, 3:44 PM 3,958 Views 2 Comments

Eric O’Sullivan has also been ruled out of the clash with Edinburgh.

'There's always been the light-hearted 'the Chinese are a great bunch of lads' comments - but things have changed'
# The Good Information Project
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# The Good Information Project

'There's always been the light-hearted 'the Chinese are a great bunch of lads' comments - but things have changed'

May 29th 2021, 12:05 AM 36,362 Views 61 Comments

Anti-Asian abuse has increased in Ireland and around the world during the pandemic, including in memes, posts and videos.

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