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2022
# Positivity
'Were we booed off? I'm not sure if that was aimed at us' - Southgate
A point keeps the Three Lions top of Group B and they will qualify for the last 16 as long as they avoid defeat by a four-goal margin to Wales.
# Covid-19
Hundreds of thousands of Long Covid sufferers could cripple health service says Denis Naughten
Denis Naughten TD has called on Government to treat long Covid patients with the same urgency as the initial Covid-19 infections.
# Positivity
O’Mahony passes HIA and has chance of making final Test; Earls captains Ireland against Maoris
The Munster veteran will lead Ireland out against the Maori All Blacks tomorrow.
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Voices
Opinion: 'You might think Ireland's fast going to hell in a handbasket. But that’s not true'
It’s been a tough week – but Ireland does have a lot of positive things going for it, writes author Mark Henry.
# Positivity
'I'm just enjoying it. Life's great' - Ireland's Liverpool star back on top after tough times
Leanne Kiernan: ‘If I didn’t enjoy the game, I wouldn’t be playing. I’d be back at home on the farm in Cavan.’
# Positivity
'Tonight is probably one of the most enjoyable games I’ve had for Ireland'
Conor Hourihane was feeling optimistic after Stephen Kenny’s side comfortably overcame Qatar.
# Positivity
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes fans will cheer not jeer on return to Old Trafford
Man United’s last three home games have featured supporters protesting.
# covid19
HSE urges people to reduce contacts with average for positive case now at six
CEO Paul Reid said the numbers failing to turn up for their swab appointments has reduced now.
# Positivity
Farrell: 'What a position to be in. We've won our first game at home'
The Ireland head coach says Scotland aren’t getting the credit they deserve for last weekend’s display.
Voices
Lynn Ruane: My New Year gift to myself? Gratitude for my body
Being negative about my body is exhausting, so it’s time to stop, writes Lynn Ruane.
# Positivity
'When you look at the stats, I'm really happy with the performance' - Schmidt
Joe Schmidt’s Ireland delivered their second poor performance in a row at the World Cup.
# Positivity
Hansen insists he's 'loving it' as top All Blacks axed
The coach showed no mercy after last week’s thrashing in Sydney, dumping prop Owen Franks and wings Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane.
# Positivity
'Hurling is unbelievable and we can make camogie like that as well'
Cork star Amy O’Connor is keen to promote the game in a positive light.
Voices
Opinion: What can we learn from the Irish people who live to be 100?
Resilience, positivity and staying connected are the keys to longevity, writes Alison Fagan, who visited Ireland’s inspirational centenarians.
# Optimism
'A goalless draw is the best draw you can get'
Jamie Carragher was positive about Liverpool’s chances of progression following the first-leg encounter with Bayern Munich.
# Positivity
Togetherness key to United's fightback - Lukaku
Manchester United’s team spirit helped them through a testing home match against Newcastle United, according to Romelu Lukaku.
# live a better life
Simple expert tips on how to make the most of your phone's camera
This week, we’re all about cultivating positivity with our phone. So why not get to know your camera?
# Positivity
'We said on the pitch afterwards that we aren't going to let this be the full stop'
Simon Zebo believes the best is yet to come from this Munster squad.
# Positivity
'I've stopped listening' - John Stones ignoring critics ahead of Everton return
The Manchester City defender has come under fire at times this season, but the England international is taking everything in his stride
Voices
Do you know your 'blind spots'? How to look after your mental health
The CEO of the Psychological Society of Ireland gives practical tips on how to encourage positive mental well-being.
# Positivity
'It doesn't help having one good weekend, one bad': Ulster target consistency ahead of twin tussles with Toulouse
First up, Les Kiss’ men take on the side one place above them in the Pro12 table, Edinburgh.
# Opinion
It's time for Irish football fans to embrace positivity after last night's stunning result
The Boys in Green earned a historic 1-0 Euro 2016 qualification victory over Germany on Thursday.
# North and South
An bhfuil Gaeilge agat? ... People like the idea of Irish - but they still aren't speaking it
What do you think of the Irish language? A major new study’s been carried out, and there are some interesting findings.
# Positivity
Roy Keane: 'We can't sit back and expect to defend for 90 minutes against Germany'
The Ireland assistant boss also insists the world champions won’t be “panicking” following their loss on Saturday.
# Positivity
'You've got to keep fighting' - Luke Fitzgerald remains unfulfilled
The 26-year-old is hopeful of playing again in September after an operation on his groins and abs.
# My Left Foot
Amputee says goodbye to his foot in heartwarming photo diary
His positivity is infectious.
# Positivity
Heaslip: 'You've got to learn from your mistakes and fail better'
The Ireland No. 8 is focusing on positives as Ireland prepare for the closing stages of the Six Nations.
# hear me roar
Children's hospital performs moving Katy Perry lip dub
There’s just… something in our eye. Or several things. There are several things in our eyes.
# Positivity
25 good things that have happened since the last budget
No matter how grim things seem today, there are still good things ahead.
# faith in humanity
10 things to remind you that people are actually generous
Forget about this Budget day doom and gloom, and remember why you have faith in humanity.
# Risky
Scaling back on fiscal adjustment is risky, says Central Bank
The Central Bank has downgraded Ireland’s growth forecast for this year stating Ireland’s recovery will be a “gradual” one.
# One Down
9 reasons why you should be thrilled you made it through Monday
You can be our heroes, baby.
# zach sobiech
This 17 year old died on Monday but what he left is inspirational
It’s your morning cry, and it’ll make you think about how you’re living your life.
Voices
Column: Why recovering my brother's stolen bike meant so much
Colin Regan sent out an appeal on Facebook when his bicycle, which had belonged to his late brother Gordon, was stolen. The universe (and friends) conspired to reunite him with it just before Christmas.
# IRESAF
Guinness Series: Gordon D'Arcy on Ireland's self-belief and tracking Simon Zebo with GPS
The Wexford man is back in the centre for Ireland after missing the Waikato wipeout.
# Confidence
Investors more confident in Ireland, but fearful for global economy
RaboDirect’s investor barometer says 37 per cent of Irish investors are confident about the country’s short-term outlook.
# Positivity
De Gea: 'I won't be affected'
Manchester United’s mercurial shot-stopper believes his side have the belief and tactical strength to overcome Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
# Positivity
Business advice from Bill Cullen: lose weight
Lose a couple of stone and you might make money.
# Newspapers
Tabloids have up to twice as many negative headlines as positive - study
A study of five Irish tabloids over a two-week period shows a distinct preference for negative headlines on stories.
# Positivity
Cheer up, Enda! EU leader sends Taoiseach 'Book of Happiness'
European Council chairman Herman van Rompuy sent the self-help tome to Enda and other world leaders for Christmas.