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From TheJournal.ie Ireland and Scotland publish questionnaire to examine the diverse, lesser-known parts of their ties Celtic Roots

Ireland and Scotland publish questionnaire to examine the diverse, lesser-known parts of their ties

Scotland has a very developed island diaspora, which the Irish government is looking to learn from.

From The42 Aston Villa star set for lengthy spell on the sidelines Blow

Aston Villa star set for lengthy spell on the sidelines

John McGinn is likely to be out for three months, after he sustained an ankle fracture.

From TheJournal.ie Building NI-Scotland bridge is a 'very interesting idea', says Johnson Building Bridges

Building NI-Scotland bridge is a 'very interesting idea', says Johnson

The prime minister spoke to MPs in the House of Commons earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Democracy will prevail': Nicola Sturgeon demands second Scottish independence referendum

'Democracy will prevail': Nicola Sturgeon demands second Scottish independence referendum

Nicola Sturgeon has formally requested the power for Holyrood to hold a second independence vote.

From TheJournal.ie Nicola Sturgeon to publish 'case for Scottish independence referendum this week' No Messing Around

Nicola Sturgeon to publish 'case for Scottish independence referendum this week'

Sturgeon says that Scotland is ‘facing a Tory government that we didn’t vote for’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote Indyref2

'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote

The Conservatives have said they will “absolutely” not hold another independence referendum in Scotland.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish independence referendum has 'never been more urgent', says Sturgeon Scottish National Party

Scottish independence referendum has 'never been more urgent', says Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon wants Boris Johnson to transfer the power to hold this referendum to the Scottish parliament.

From The42 Scotland wing Seymour calls time on international career Stepping Away

Scotland wing Seymour calls time on international career

After making 55 appearances over a six-year period, the Glasgow Warriors player has retired from Scotland duty.

From TheJournal.ie An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon Brexit

An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon

Sturgeon has already said she wants a fresh ballot on independence to take place in the second half of 2020.

From The42 Big weekend for Kildare's Donovan as stunning win in Glasgow brings European title shot closer Lilywhite Lightning

Big weekend for Kildare's Donovan as stunning win in Glasgow brings European title shot closer

The Irish champion went 11-0 last night after coaching Tyrone teen sensation Jude Gallagher to a national title on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Alex Salmond pleads not guilty to attempted rape and 11 sexual assault charges Scotland This post contains videos

Alex Salmond pleads not guilty to attempted rape and 11 sexual assault charges

One of the charges relates to the attempted rape of a woman in the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.

From The42 Scotland to get first crack at newly crowned world champions South Africa Voluntary Defence

Scotland to get first crack at newly crowned world champions South Africa

Georgia will also face South Africa for only the second time following two Springboks Tests against the Scots.

From The42 Scotland forwards coach Wilson to take over Glasgow Warriors job after Rennie Pro14

Scotland forwards coach Wilson to take over Glasgow Warriors job after Rennie

It’s the big (rugby) coaching news of the day.

From The42 McGinn on the double in Scotland's comeback win as their focus also switches to March Play-off Party

McGinn on the double in Scotland's comeback win as their focus also switches to March

Steve Clarke’s side finished their Euro 2020 qualifying Group I campaign with a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan.

From The42 Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus Match Winner

Christie and McGinn hit the net as understrength Scotland defeat Cyprus

Scotland geared up for next year’s Euro 2020 play-offs with victory in a qualification dead-rubber.

From The42 Scottish Rugby Unions expresses 'regret' and pays €82k fine to World Rugby Reprimanded

Scottish Rugby Unions expresses 'regret' and pays €82k fine to World Rugby

The union’s CEO, Mark Dodson, threatened legal action during the World Cup.

From The42 Scotland fined €80k over 'inappropriate and ill-judged' comments during Typhoon Hagibis RWC2019

Scotland fined €80k over 'inappropriate and ill-judged' comments during Typhoon Hagibis

The SRU chief executive questioned the integrity of tournament organisers and claimed unfair treatment before Scotland lost to the hosts.

From TheJournal.ie Hand of missing Scottish tourist found in tiger shark’s stomach Reunion Island

Hand of missing Scottish tourist found in tiger shark’s stomach

The 44-year-old man disappeared while snorkelling off Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

From TheJournal.ie 'Oldest friends' Ireland and Scotland launch bilateral review to find areas for future collaboration Bessie Mates

'Oldest friends' Ireland and Scotland launch bilateral review to find areas for future collaboration

Key fields such as trade, research and culture will be included, as well as initiatives such as the Irish-Scottish Health Forum.

From The42 Cork striker steers Glasgow to remarkable 13th Scottish league title in-a-row Time To Shine

Cork striker steers Glasgow to remarkable 13th Scottish league title in-a-row

Clare Shine has starred for Glasgow City in her second coming.

From The42 Cork's O'Sullivan into another US final, Keenan shines for Celtic, and United stun City Irish Abroad

Cork's O'Sullivan into another US final, Keenan shines for Celtic, and United stun City

Some of the weekend’s interesting stories for Irish women’s football stars overseas.

From The42 Rangers waste opportunity to go top as they're held by Hearts at Tynecastle Missed Chance

Rangers waste opportunity to go top as they're held by Hearts at Tynecastle

A win would have sent Steven Gerrard’s side back above Celtic – but Glenn Whelan and Jake Mulraney’s side spoiled the party.

From TheJournal.ie Nicola Sturgeon to request power to hold new Scottish independence vote Second Referendum

Nicola Sturgeon to request power to hold new Scottish independence vote

The First Minister said work was being done to update the “independence prospectus”.

From The42 Brave Blossoms' attacking style thrills the World Cup on home soil Joy To Watch

Brave Blossoms' attacking style thrills the World Cup on home soil

Jamie Joseph’s men have been the story of this tournament and delivered on a special night in Yokohama.

From The42 As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v Scotland, Rugby World Cup

This match will determine who Ireland are to face in the quarter-finals, so we’re going minute-by-minute.

From The42 Game ON! Scotland's clash with Japan given the go-ahead in Yokohama CONFIRMED
From The42 Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans Preview

Ireland out to clinch World Cup quarter-final with bonus-point win over Samoans

Joe Schmidt’s side can save themselves a nervous Sunday by winning with four tries in Fukuoka today.

From The42 World Rugby hits back at 'disappointing' comments from Scottish Rugby Union Statement

World Rugby hits back at 'disappointing' comments from Scottish Rugby Union

Sunday’s game between the Scots and Japan will either go ahead as scheduled or be cancelled.

From The42 Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan Scot's Clan

Scotland skipper left out as Townsend names his side to face Japan

The sides are scheduled to meet in a crucial Rugby World Cup showdown in Yokohoma on Sunday.

From The42 'I hope everyone involved in the tournament wants the game to be played' In Doubt

'I hope everyone involved in the tournament wants the game to be played'

Scotland boss Gregor Townsend suggested his side’s clash with Japan could go ahead behind closed doors.

From The42 Scotland set to fight possibility of cancelled Pool A game against Japan Not Happy

Scotland set to fight possibility of cancelled Pool A game against Japan

Gregor Townsend’s side could be knocked out of the World Cup without even getting to play the hosts.

From The42 ‘Arsenal got Tierney on the cheap’: Hartson backs £25m Scot to shine like Robertson On The Cheap

‘Arsenal got Tierney on the cheap’: Hartson backs £25m Scot to shine like Robertson

The Scotland left-back will prove to be a bargain for the Gunners, according to John Hartson.

From The42 Scotland storm to 9-try win over Russia to set up showdown with Japan Pool A

Scotland storm to 9-try win over Russia to set up showdown with Japan

Scrum-half George Horne scored a hat-trick as Russia completed their run in Pool A with another scoreless return.

From The42 As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Scotland v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Gregor Townsend’s men are still in with a real shout of making the knockout stages and we went minute-by-minute.

From TheJournal.ie Scottish judge dismisses Brexit extension legal action Edinburgh

Scottish judge dismisses Brexit extension legal action

Judge Lord Pentland said he was satisfied with assurances from the Prime Minister that he would comply with legislation.

From The42 Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa Crooked Feed

Townsend questions 'incredible call' that aided Japan's bonus-point win over Samoa

The Scotland boss believes the World Cup hosts were fortunate to get the opportunity to score a last-gasp try.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands march in pro-independence protest in Scotland Edinburgh

Thousands march in pro-independence protest in Scotland

Scotland voted against independence in a 2014 referendum by 55 percent.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’ Backstop

Johnson in new court showdown as Europe brands Brexit plans ‘unconvincing’

Scotland’s highest civil court will hear two cases in the space of five days that could compel Boris Johnson to extend Brexit negotiations.

From The42 'The ball was like a bar of soap' - Ireland next up in Kobe sweatbox Hot And Humid

'The ball was like a bar of soap' - Ireland next up in Kobe sweatbox

Conditions at Kobe Misaki Stadium were very difficult as Scotland overcame Samoa.

From The42 Scotland keep pressure on Ireland with bonus-point win over Samoa Job Done

Scotland keep pressure on Ireland with bonus-point win over Samoa

Gregor Townsend’s men were made to sweat but eventually secured their crucial fourth try.