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The key questions as Conor McGregor announces yet another retirement
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The key questions as Conor McGregor announces yet another retirement

Jun 7th 2020, 3:30 PM 11,615 Views 21 Comments

We explore the issues surrounding McGregor’s latest decision to quit.

Darron Gibson released by League Two side Salford
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Darron Gibson released by League Two side Salford

May 17th 2020, 3:34 PM 17,127 Views 12 Comments

He is one of a raft of players leaving the club following the decision to end the season.

Castle's tumultuous tenure ends as Rugby Australia CEO resigns
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Castle's tumultuous tenure ends as Rugby Australia CEO resigns

Apr 23rd 2020, 1:00 PM 7,712 Views 14 Comments

The decision comes soon after 11 former Wallabies captains called for change.

Schmidt: 'I'm a little bit broken... you carry your scars more than your successes'
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Schmidt: 'I'm a little bit broken... you carry your scars more than your successes'

Oct 19th 2019, 4:00 PM 34,970 Views 54 Comments

The Ireland head coach’s six-year tenure came to an end with a crushing defeat to the All Blacks.

John Delaney leaves the FAI in a worse state than he found it 14 years ago
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John Delaney leaves the FAI in a worse state than he found it 14 years ago

Sep 30th 2019, 4:52 PM 34,655 Views 52 Comments

The former CEO had some achievements in his time with the FAI, but they were outweighed by his failures.

After an incredible career, Netherlands great Sneijder retires from professional football
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After an incredible career, Netherlands great Sneijder retires from professional football

Aug 12th 2019, 6:48 PM 9,191 Views 11 Comments

Wesley Sneijder has struck a business deal with Utrecht, having called time on his playing career.

Emotional Rory Best: 'It's so strange being here after so many years'
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Emotional Rory Best: 'It's so strange being here after so many years'

Apr 18th 2019, 5:38 PM 10,657 Views 4 Comments

The Ulster and Ireland captain struggled to contain his emotions at a press conference to announce his retirement this afternoon.

Ireland captain Rory Best to retire from rugby after the World Cup
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Ireland captain Rory Best to retire from rugby after the World Cup

Apr 18th 2019, 9:50 AM 27,143 Views 64 Comments

The 36-year-old will hope to go out in style in Japan later this year.

Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup
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Ireland captain Best 'fairly certain' he will retire after this year's World Cup

Mar 9th 2019, 2:15 PM 18,531 Views 64 Comments

The 36-year-old will play his final home Six Nations game tomorrow against France.

'Seeing this guy lift the trophy is the thing that gives me most satisfaction'
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'Seeing this guy lift the trophy is the thing that gives me most satisfaction'

May 26th 2018, 9:43 PM 11,842 Views 15 Comments

Leinster’s captain lasted only 18 minutes but retires with the province on top of Europe.

American star Lindsey Vonn bids emotional farewell to Olympic downhill career with bronze
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American star Lindsey Vonn bids emotional farewell to Olympic downhill career with bronze

Feb 21st 2018, 7:51 AM 6,698 Views 1 Comment

‘I gave it all and to come away with a medal is a dream come true.’

Tears and cheers as Apollo House occupiers claim a 'sad victory'
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Tears and cheers as Apollo House occupiers claim a 'sad victory'

Jan 12th 2017, 5:58 PM 25,560 Views 119 Comments

There were tears and cheers in equal measure this morning following today’s leaving Apollo House.

'For some lads it’s a foregone conclusion. For guys like me, it’s not'
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'For some lads it’s a foregone conclusion. For guys like me, it’s not'

Jun 28th 2016, 7:00 AM 12,255 Views 5 Comments

Eoin Reddan reflects on his 15-year professional career.

Roy Hodgson resigns as England manager following shock defeat to Iceland
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Roy Hodgson resigns as England manager following shock defeat to Iceland

Jun 27th 2016, 10:33 PM 11,908 Views 34 Comments

Hodgson won’t be seeking to renew a contract which was due to expire at the end of the tournament.

Ireland and Leinster's Eoin Reddan confirms retirement from rugby
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Ireland and Leinster's Eoin Reddan confirms retirement from rugby

Jun 23rd 2016, 12:48 PM 21,978 Views 30 Comments

The 35-year-old is hanging his boots up after the tour of South Africa.

Dublin's Screen Cinema is set to close
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Dublin's Screen Cinema is set to close

Feb 19th 2016, 11:22 AM 26,337 Views 44 Comments

It will close on 29 February.

Ireland look for Toner and Henderson to thrive after losing legend O'Connell
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# Do It For Paulie

Ireland look for Toner and Henderson to thrive after losing legend O'Connell

Oct 13th 2015, 11:59 AM 11,101 Views 19 Comments

There is no doubt Ireland are now a weaker team, but they have strong options in the second row.

This little baby bursts into tears every single time a storybook ends
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# Bookworm

This little baby bursts into tears every single time a storybook ends

Sep 1st 2015, 8:17 AM 3,359 Views 2 Comments

“The end.” *tears*

Pics: Paulie waved an emotional farewell to Thomond Park this afternoon
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Pics: Paulie waved an emotional farewell to Thomond Park this afternoon

May 23rd 2015, 6:21 PM 10,110 Views 12 Comments

O’Connell said that he might have played at Thomond Park for the last time.

SPOILER ALERT: This is the infamous TV appearance that led to Charlie Haughey's downfall
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SPOILER ALERT: This is the infamous TV appearance that led to Charlie Haughey's downfall

Jan 18th 2015, 8:30 PM 67,030 Views 60 Comments

If you’re not entirely familiar with the manner of Haughey’s real-life political downfall, perhaps don’t watch this just yet.

Irish impressionist brilliantly summarises the Love/Hate finale in two minutes
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Irish impressionist brilliantly summarises the Love/Hate finale in two minutes

Nov 12th 2014, 2:24 PM 5,193 Views 6 Comments

Nice use of bald cap, too.

Film lovers, you've one less place to go to find classic movies
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Film lovers, you've one less place to go to find classic movies

Oct 29th 2014, 3:05 PM 17,199 Views 33 Comments

Dublin’s Laser DVD is closing down.

Connacht confirm Craig Clarke retirement after repeated concussions
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Connacht confirm Craig Clarke retirement after repeated concussions

Jun 3rd 2014, 3:52 PM 4,552 Views 8 Comments

The 30-year-old hadn’t played since January, when he sustained his 10th concussion in 22 months.

Roger Federer watches his era sadly slip away
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Roger Federer watches his era sadly slip away

Sep 3rd 2013, 8:45 AM 3,151 Views 0 Comments

After 36 consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final appearances, Federer has now missed two in a row.

Highs and lows: 11 games that defined Declan Kidney’s Ireland
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Highs and lows: 11 games that defined Declan Kidney’s Ireland

Apr 2nd 2013, 6:00 PM 15,008 Views 23 Comments

From the heady days of 2009 to this year’s turgid campaign, Kidney’s term in charge of Ireland has been a rollercoaster ride.

Endgame: movies finished after an actor's death
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Endgame: movies finished after an actor's death

Oct 27th 2012, 1:00 PM 11,568 Views 20 Comments

Some films have been finished in the most challenging and unhappy of circumstances…

Euro 2012: Ireland's Odyssey is at an end
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Euro 2012: Ireland's Odyssey is at an end

Jun 18th 2012, 11:09 PM 3,935 Views 13 Comments

Sheer effort brought us to the edge of something special, but change is needed to take us over the the line.

Drawing a line: No action from FA over Old Trafford fracas
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Drawing a line: No action from FA over Old Trafford fracas

Feb 13th 2012, 2:05 PM 349 Views 0 Comments

Phil Dowd has reported no further disciplinary measures are necessary despite angry exchanges between Manchester United and Liverpool on Saturday.

Is Alessio Rastani actually one of The Yes Men? [Update: They say he's not]
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Is Alessio Rastani actually one of The Yes Men? [Update: They say he's not]

Sep 27th 2011, 3:09 PM 55,167 Views 49 Comments

‘Culture jamming’ group The Yes Men say independent trader Alessio Rastani isn’t a member – and that they think he’s genuine.

WATCH: BBC newsreader stunned as trader predicts wipe-out of savings
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WATCH: BBC newsreader stunned as trader predicts wipe-out of savings

Sep 27th 2011, 9:21 AM 6,581 Views 46 Comments

Independent trader Alessio Rastani says he and his colleagues look forward to downward markets. The BBC is stunned.