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From TheJournal.ie How does a German master brewer wind up in the rolling hills of Wicklow? Long Way From Home

How does a German master brewer wind up in the rolling hills of Wicklow?

Profile: By the end of the decade, it’s hoped around 500 people will be employed in Irish micro-breweries. Mathis Korme is the country’s latest brew-master…

From TheJournal.ie The Irish government is asking for more and more user data from Facebook Profile Picture

The Irish government is asking for more and more user data from Facebook

The growth in requests is more than double the global average.

From TheJournal.ie The Callely Controversies: From Fianna Fáil favourite to five months in prison Profile

The Callely Controversies: From Fianna Fáil favourite to five months in prison

The former Fianna Fáil minister has been jailed for five months. But why has he proved such a controversial figure over the years?

From The42 What can Ulster expect from new South African signing Louis Ludik? Profile

What can Ulster expect from new South African signing Louis Ludik?

Former Agen teammate Denis Fogarty and South African sports journalist Gareth Duncan explain.

From The42 Mourad Boudjellal a controversial figure, but driven by his love for Toulon President

Mourad Boudjellal a controversial figure, but driven by his love for Toulon

The multi-millionaire may antagonise rugby fans, but his dedication to RCT is never in doubt.

From TheJournal.ie Frances Fitzgerald: From social worker to Justice Minister Background

Frances Fitzgerald: From social worker to Justice Minister

Here’s a profile of what you need to know about her background and political experience.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's the deal with Twitter's profile redesign? Ch-Ch-Changes

Explainer: What's the deal with Twitter's profile redesign?

After launching a redesigned home page last month, why does Twitter want to make profile pages look more like Facebook?

From TheJournal.ie Irish soldiers ‘trained, ready, focussed and looking forward’ to Syria mission Golan Heights

Irish soldiers ‘trained, ready, focussed and looking forward’ to Syria mission

TheJournal.ie sits down with Captain James O’Hara to discuss his imminent deployment to the Golan Heights.

From The42 Hard work finally pays off for one of Ireland's greatest athletes Profile This post contains videos

Hard work finally pays off for one of Ireland's greatest athletes

Rob Heffernan gets the medal he so richly deserved after years of dedication and close calls.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ contributed €384 million to Irish economy in one year RTÉ

RTÉ contributed €384 million to Irish economy in one year

An independent report also found that RTÉ reduced its operating costs by €87 million between 2008 and 2011.

From The42 Oscar Pistorius profile: the inspirational 'Blade Runner' Review

Oscar Pistorius profile: the inspirational 'Blade Runner'

The South African athlete is one of the world’s most recognisable sportsmen.

From The42 Lance Armstrong - downfall of a sporting icon Profile

Lance Armstrong - downfall of a sporting icon

This afternoon’s announcement from the UCI that the Texan would lose his seven Tour titles leaves his legacy in tatters.

From The42 Meet Travis T. Tygart: The man who’s taking down Lance Profile

Meet Travis T. Tygart: The man who’s taking down Lance

USADA’s chief executive has brushed off threats against his life to try and clean up cycling.

From The42 Meet the players: America’s Ryder Cup 2012 team Pen Pics This post contains images

Meet the players: America’s Ryder Cup 2012 team

America have only won one of the last five Ryder Cups. These 12 Americans will be hoping to right that wrong in Medinah this weekend.

From The42 Meet the players: Europe's Ryder Cup 2012 team Pen Pics This post contains images

Meet the players: Europe's Ryder Cup 2012 team

Jose Maria Olazabal leads 12 of Europe’s finest to defend the Ryder Cup in Medinah this week. Here’s the team.

From The42 Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell? Know Your Enemy This post contains videos

Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell?

John Joe Nevin’s opponent is a decent lad and a great boxer, there must be some Irish in him.

From The42 Between us and our dreams: Who is Sofya Ochigava? Know Your Enemy

Between us and our dreams: Who is Sofya Ochigava?

Only one woman can stop Katie Taylor from winning gold in London this afternoon, and she’s a familiar foe. Here’s what you need to know about Sofya Ochigava of Russia.

From The42 Bigger than 'Slumdog': Boyle tackles the Olympics Lust For Life

Bigger than 'Slumdog': Boyle tackles the Olympics

The director of Trainspotting and The Beach faces his biggest challenge as he tries to pull off London’s opening ceremony tomorrow night.

From The42 Olympics preview: Federer targets gold at Wimbledon Profile

Olympics preview: Federer targets gold at Wimbledon

One Mr R Federer will feel right at home on Centre Court when the Olympics kick off later this week.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... Cian O'Connor 6 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing... Cian O'Connor

The man who needs little introduction.

From The42 London 2012: Seb Coe the organiser still outpacing his rivals Profile

London 2012: Seb Coe the organiser still outpacing his rivals

Coe’s transition from double Olympic gold medallist to head of the London organising committee has made him the face of the Games before a single medal has been won

From The42 London 2012: Introducing… Joanne Cuddihy Profile

London 2012: Introducing… Joanne Cuddihy

The 400m athlete and former UCD Medicine student is hoping to make amends for her disappointing performance in 2008.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing… Ava Hutchinson Profile This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing… Ava Hutchinson

The former Late Late Show researcher says she’s hoping to be “as competitive as possible” in the Olympics.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing… Sycerika McMahon 16 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing… Sycerika McMahon

The Portaferry teenager will be hoping to confirm her considerable potential this summer.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing… Olive Loughnane 17 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing… Olive Loughnane

The 36-year-old three-time Olympian is ready for yet another bite at the cherry.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... Colin Griffin 24 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing... Colin Griffin

Leitrim’s endurance walker is next up for a bit of Jimmy’s scrutiny.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing… Melanie Nocher 26 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing… Melanie Nocher

Our latest in the series looks at the 24-year-old swimmer from Holywood Co Down.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... Ciaran O’Lionaird 26 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Ciaran O’Lionaird

Our head count of team Ireland continues today with the irrepressible 1500m star.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... Kieran Behan 27 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Kieran Behan

Our athlete-by-athlete guide continues with a man who has overcome more than most to make the short trip to London.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... Michael Conlan 28 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing... Michael Conlan

Our look at Ireland’s Olympic hopefuls continues with a genuine medal contender in young Belfast flyweight Michael Conlan.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing… Natalya Coyle 28 Days To Go

London 2012: Introducing… Natalya Coyle

Ireland’s first modern pentathlon representative since the 1980s is a prodigious 21-year-old.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... Gavin Noble 29 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing... Gavin Noble

Ireland’s first ever male Olympic triathlete is today’s entry in our athlete-by-athlete guide to the games.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing... Deirdre Ryan 30 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing... Deirdre Ryan

High jump hopeful Deirdre Ryan is next under the spotlight as we continue our athlete-by-athlete guide to Ireland’s Olympic squad.

From The42 London 2012: Introducing… Barry Murphy 30 Days To Go This post contains videos

London 2012: Introducing… Barry Murphy

With 30 days to go until the Olympics begin, we dive into the pool to begin our new series on Ireland’s medal hopefuls. Meet Barry Murphy.

From The42 Del Bosque, Trapattoni coaches of the old school Profile

Del Bosque, Trapattoni coaches of the old school

They’re tams may be in different classes but the respective Spain and Ireland bosses have a lot in common.

From The42 A Canterbury tale: What makes Rob Penney qualified to get Munster back to the top of European rugby? Profile This post contains videos
From The42 Paulino Alcantara: Barca's forgotten man deserves his place in history Legend

Paulino Alcantara: Barca's forgotten man deserves his place in history

Lionel Messi officially became Barcelona’s top goalscorer this week, but one man has scored 130 more goals than him in the blue and red.

From TheJournal.ie Google Plus addresses gender and grammar worries Google Plus This post contains videos

Google Plus addresses gender and grammar worries

Users will now be able to hide their gender identity from other Google Plus members, while statistics reveal that three quarters of users are male.

From The42 Just when it was safe to get back in the water: Ian Thorpe returns Thorpedo This post contains videos

Just when it was safe to get back in the water: Ian Thorpe returns

Mark Corcoran profiles the returning Australian who is aiming to blow Michael Phelps out of the water in London next year.