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From TheJournal.ie Japan official sacked for faking funerals We've All Been There

Japan official sacked for faking funerals

Shigenori Natori had 12 relatives die in a five-year period, supposedly.

From The42 Head injury concerns forcing the NFL to redefine manhood Head Games

Head injury concerns forcing the NFL to redefine manhood

Former WWE star and concussion campaigner Chris Nowinski says he expects more young players to retire.

From The42 A former Irish international and footballing cult hero has announced his retirement Wave Goodbye

A former Irish international and footballing cult hero has announced his retirement

Manager Neal Ardley has described David Connolly as “the best striker I ever played with”.

From The42 'The battery didn't last too long on my phone the day I tweeted my fake retirement' - Keith Higgins Nothing To See Here

'The battery didn't last too long on my phone the day I tweeted my fake retirement' - Keith Higgins

And the Mayo man worries he won’t be believed when he actually hangs up his boots.

From The42 One of the best footballers ever has confirmed he's coming out of retirement Comeback

One of the best footballers ever has confirmed he's coming out of retirement

The 38-year-old hung up his boots in 2011, but has been tempted into a return.

From The42 'I kind of ran away from it initially' - Fogarty fronts up on concussion issue Head Injury

'I kind of ran away from it initially' - Fogarty fronts up on concussion issue

The former Leinster hooker says players are ‘never going to want to come off’ after knocks to the head.

From The42 Leinster will lose a key leader with retirement of cult hero Jennings Standard Setter

Leinster will lose a key leader with retirement of cult hero Jennings

The 33-year-old yesterday announced his decision to hang up his boots at the season’s end.

From The42 'In one ear and out the other' - Henry has had enough of THAT question King Henry

'In one ear and out the other' - Henry has had enough of THAT question

It was journalists versus Henry Shefflin in a quest for information. You’ll never guess who won…

From The42 'I remember breaking down on my own in the dressing room after the Leinster win' Heartbreak

'I remember breaking down on my own in the dressing room after the Leinster win'

Munster’s Damien Varley talks about the moment he felt his career was in jeopardy.

From TheJournal.ie Clare Daly, Coronation Street and a gigantic baby : The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Clare Daly, Coronation Street and a gigantic baby : The week in numbers

Plus: How many gardaí have left the force over the past five years?

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is one of the worst places in Europe to retire right now No Country For Old Men

Ireland is one of the worst places in Europe to retire right now

A lack of doctors means the country’s rating for healthcare has plunged.

From The42 AP McCoy will retire from racing at the end of the season Retirement

AP McCoy will retire from racing at the end of the season

The 19-time champion jockey is leaving the saddle at the end of the season.

From The42 Paul O'Connell: 'I don't know whether this will be my last Six Nations' Leader

Paul O'Connell: 'I don't know whether this will be my last Six Nations'

The Ireland captain says he doesn’t want to have any regrets when he makes a decision about retirement.

From The42 One of Wexford's longest serving hurlers has retired Time To Go

One of Wexford's longest serving hurlers has retired

Defender Keith Rossiter is stepping down after 12 years in the purple and gold

From The42 They saved me from retirement: Reddan reels back the years ahead of Wasps clash Gratitude

They saved me from retirement: Reddan reels back the years ahead of Wasps clash

The 34-year-old admits he feels ‘indebted’ to the Premiership club, with whom he won a Heineken Cup and Premiership.

From The42 Alan Brogan's Dublin future is likely to become clearer this week To Stay Or Go

Alan Brogan's Dublin future is likely to become clearer this week

The 2011 Footballer of the Year is set to sit down with manager Jim Gavin.

From The42 See ya in Coppers, Bryan? Cullen announces Dublin retirement Calling Time

See ya in Coppers, Bryan? Cullen announces Dublin retirement

The wing forward won two All-Irelands with the capital.

From The42 After beating cancer, Gary O'Neill hangs up his boots to spend time with the kids Nailer

After beating cancer, Gary O'Neill hangs up his boots to spend time with the kids

The 32-year-old striker has decided to pack it in and enjoy family life.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water insists it WILL be reducing local authority staff numbers Retirement

Irish Water insists it WILL be reducing local authority staff numbers

A report today claimed a ‘secret deal’ had been made which would see Irish Water forced to automatically fill vacancies after retirements.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Our state pensions ponzi scheme is nearing a breaking point Retirement

Opinion: Our state pensions ponzi scheme is nearing a breaking point

The demographic pressures on our welfare system are becoming less and less tomorrow’s problem…

From The42 Dunne, Xavi, Lahm and 16 other international soccer stars who retired in 2014 Gone Forever

Dunne, Xavi, Lahm and 16 other international soccer stars who retired in 2014

When will we see their likes again?

From TheJournal.ie Revenue has 'no competence' to collect water charges - and that's from Revenue boss No Thanks

Revenue has 'no competence' to collect water charges - and that's from Revenue boss

The outgoing chairperson Josephine Feehily also says she’s looking forward to holding the Garda Commissioner to scrutiny in her new role.

From The42 'I knew this was my last year, so I was able to enjoy every moment' - JJ Delaney Bowing Out

'I knew this was my last year, so I was able to enjoy every moment' - JJ Delaney

The Kilkenny star says, whatever happened, 2014 was going to be his final season.

From The42 Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh is retiring from intercounty hurling CALLING IT A DAY

Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh is retiring from intercounty hurling

The 31-year-old made the announcement this morning.

From The42 Two of Offaly's longest-serving hurlers have retired from inter-county action Final Whistle

Two of Offaly's longest-serving hurlers have retired from inter-county action

Rory Hanniffy and Kevin Brady are hanging up their hurleys.

From The42 Olympian Barry Murphy decides to hang up his Speedos and goggles Retirement

Olympian Barry Murphy decides to hang up his Speedos and goggles

The Irish swimmer has called it a day.

From The42 Another Munster SHC winning hurler from Waterford has called it a day Retirement

Another Munster SHC winning hurler from Waterford has called it a day

The 31-year-old joins fellow Deise Seamus Prendergast in announcing his retirement from the inter-county game.

From The42 'I think he'll say there's still a role for him' - Bernard Brogan on Alan's potential retirement No White Smoke

'I think he'll say there's still a role for him' - Bernard Brogan on Alan's potential retirement

The younger Brogan hopes his older sibling comes back for 2015.

From The42 More good news for Kerry fans on Tommy Walsh, retirement talk and minor champions Bright Prospects

More good news for Kerry fans on Tommy Walsh, retirement talk and minor champions

Éamonn Fitzmaurice predicts that the future is positive for the Kingdom.

From The42 Li Na bids her farewell to tennis with highly emotional press-conference Dry Your Eyes

Li Na bids her farewell to tennis with highly emotional press-conference

The 32 year-old announced last week that persistent knee injuries was the reason behind her decision to quit.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Dublin is a great place to live, but not necessarily when you're old Age Friendly

Opinion: Dublin is a great place to live, but not necessarily when you're old

By 2041, the number of people in this country over the age of 65 is predicted to reach 1.4 million.

From The42 Irish two-time Olympian Colin Griffin announces his retirement Walking Away

Irish two-time Olympian Colin Griffin announces his retirement

The 32-year-old race walker has decided to hang up the spikes.

From The42 Opinion: Why Shay Given is still needed and Ireland can't win anything with 'kids' It's A Given This post contains a poll

Opinion: Why Shay Given is still needed and Ireland can't win anything with 'kids'

Reports today suggest that the 38-year-old goalkeeper is set for a return to the international set-up.

From The42 Down's former Allstar goalkeeper Brendan McVeigh has retired Top Stopper

Down's former Allstar goalkeeper Brendan McVeigh has retired

Down have lost the 2010 Allstar after nine years between the sticks for the Mourne men.

From The42 Smith back in Springboks squad 18 months after retiring from rugby Comeback

Smith back in Springboks squad 18 months after retiring from rugby

The 33-year-old’s return to the peak of the game has been astonishing.

From The42 Twitter reacts as Xavi announces his retirement from international football Legend

Twitter reacts as Xavi announces his retirement from international football

Gary Lineker, Jamie Carragher, Luis Garcia and others paid tribute to Spain’s midfield maestro.

From The42 Spanish great Xavi announces his retirement from international football Wave Goodbye

Spanish great Xavi announces his retirement from international football

The 34-year-old is the most decorated player in Spanish football history.

From The42 'The World Cup for me is a long way away' - Ireland captain O'Connell Plans

'The World Cup for me is a long way away' - Ireland captain O'Connell

The Munster lock admits his body needs to be managed smartly if he is to make the global tournament.

From The42 Dunne one of the few latter day Irish stars worthy of comparison to Charlton generation One Of A Kind

Dunne one of the few latter day Irish stars worthy of comparison to Charlton generation

The defender has retired from international football at the age of 34.

From The42 5 of Richard Dunne's most memorable performances in an Ireland jersey Legend

5 of Richard Dunne's most memorable performances in an Ireland jersey

The Irish defender announced his retirement from international football last night.