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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Absent

Last year
2022
# knock-on effects
Summer Covid wave causing 'havoc' for businesses struggling with staff shortages
Flight cancellations from airlines are one symptom but there are others.
With infection levels high, there are knock-on effects across several sectors.
The hospitality sector was already short-staffed before the recent wave.
Unions are calling for increased protections including the INMO in hospitals.
With cases on the rise, what is the current advice if you catch Covid-19?
Covid-19 cases rise more than 26% in single week
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Roger Federer and Serena Williams not included on entry lists for Wimbledon
The former champions do not feature among the players confirmed by the All-England Club.
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Kenny insists he has 'no issues' with out-of-favour Randolph
The long-serving goalkeeper took to Instagram this week to briefly vent his frustration at his exclusion.
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Jim Goodwin explains reasons for omitting Irish midfielder McGrath
The 25-year-old Meath native has been linked with a move away from St Mirren of late.
All time
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Bayern coach Nagelsmann absent amid Benfica win
The manager was unavailable due to ‘a flu-like infection’.
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Defending champ Simona Halep the latest big-name withdrawal from Wimbledon
The Romanian tore her left calf muscle during a match in Rome in May and also missed the French Open.
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Leinster player self-isolating following positive Covid-19 test
The player had already been isolating as a close contact of a family member.
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James McCarthy withdraws from Irish squad ahead of England clash
The midfielder has left camp for family reasons.
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David McGoldrick ruled out of Wales and Finland games
James McCarthy is also doubtful for tomorrow’s home clash with Ryan Giggs’ side.
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Connolly and Idah to miss Nations League games with Wales and Finland
The pair had to pull out of last night’s game in Slovakia as they were identified as close contacts of a Covid-positive member of the FAI staff.
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FAI turn down latest invite to appear before Oireachtas Sport Committee
Minister Shane Ross and Sport Ireland will appear at Leinster House tomorrow, however.
# new statement
FG TD Dara Murphy says he's been 'compliant' with Dáil rules following attendance scrutiny
Murphy has been largely absent from the Dáil as a result of a Brussels-based job in recent years.
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Blow for the Boks as Cheslin Kolbe ruled out of World Cup semi-final
The prolific 23-year-old Sbu Nkosi comes onto the right wing for the clash with Wales.
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Griezmann defies Atletico Madrid by missing pre-season gathering
The Barcelona target had already said he would not turn up, Madrid sports daily Marca reported on Saturday.
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Germany boss Loew taken to hospital after accident, will miss Euro 2020 qualifiers
The World Cup-winning coach crushed an artery while exercising.
# sweets
Injured Earls 'a big loss' but Munster back Darren Sweetnam to deliver
The 25-year-old has started nine games in a row for Johann van Graan’s side.
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Dublin mother jailed for three weeks after child misses 240 school days in two years
The child has a 67% absent rate in this school year.
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Manchester City dealt Aguero injury blow ahead of Cardiff clash
Pep Guardiola has confirmed his striker won’t be available as the champions aim to reclaim top spot.
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FAI announce Declan Rice as winner of 2018 Young Player of the Year award
The Association have said he won’t be in Dublin on Sunday to collect the award.
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Ballon d'Or winner Hegerberg will not play at Women's World Cup, says Norway coach
The Lyon striker is continuing to protest the organisation of football in her home country.
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Ronaldo still part of national squad insists Portugal boss Santos
The forward last played for his country at the World Cup, but the manager said he remains a key part of his squad.
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Pogba out of Manchester derby, Sanchez benched
The midfielder was influential in securing the Red Devils’ victory the last time the sides met in the Premier League.
# Blocked
Northern Ireland block Kyle Lafferty from playing for Rangers on Sunday following international no-show
The Fermanagh-born striker ruled himself out of Northern Ireland’s Nations League games this week.
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Man City winger Sane leaves Germany camp due to 'personal reasons'
Having missed out on the World Cup squad, the 22-year-old was drafted back in by Joachim Loew this month.
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Real Madrid target Courtois fuels exit rumours as goalkeeper fails to report for Chelsea training
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois appears to be edging closer to a transfer after reportedly skipping a training session.
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The man who scored winning goal in 2014 final left out of Germany's World Cup squad
There’s no place for Mario Gotze, while the injured Manuel Neuer has been included on the provisional panel.
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No David Clifford in Kerry side to face Monaghan
The youngster picked up a hamstring injury in a previous win against Mayo.
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Mahrez told to 'clear his head' after being omitted from Foxes squad
Claude Puel has told Riyad Mahrez to regain his focus after a move to Manchester City failed to materialise in January.
# Feeling Poorly
Jurgen Klopp misses Liverpool training after attending hospital due to illness
A club statement reports that Klopp was brought to hospital ‘as a precautionary measure.’
# Absent
Here are 10 stars that won’t be at the World Cup in Russia next summer
It just won’t be the same without them.
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No Coutinho for Liverpool's trip to Man City as Klopp leaves Brazilian star out
The attacker returned to the club after the international break but he won’t play any part in tomorrow’s game.
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Alexis Sanchez out for the start of the season as speculation around Arsenal exit remains
The Chile international, who has been linked with a summer move, won’t feature in the Premier League opener on Friday.
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Wayne Rooney is not in Man United's squad to face Feyenoord tomorrow
The England international has been a virtual ever present for the Red Devils since joining the club in 2004.
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Wes Hoolahan and John O'Shea left on the bench for crucial relegation clash
Meanwhile, Robbie Brady starts for Norwich in what will be his 40th appearance this season in all competitions
# Absenteeism
Mother jailed again for allowing children to miss school
She received two concurrent one month jail sentences for allowing her two daughters to miss school.
# COYBIG
Martin O'Neill wants to put the 'debacle' of 1995 to rest when England visit on Sunday
The Ireland manager was speaking ahead of a busy two weeks for his side.
# Roll Call
Irish MEP's have one of the lowest attendance rates in the EU
They’ve also been making fewer speeches and asking fewer questions.
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13 Labour TDs missed the Dáil vote on abortion last night
A large number of Labour deputies missed the vote on a bill to hold a referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment.
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Morsi trial delayed to February because of weather in Egypt
The former president is accused of inciting the killings of opposition protesters in December 2012 outside the presidential palace.
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McHugh ruled out for Donegal due to perforated eardrum and concussion
The Donegal attacker suffered a perforated eardrum, concussion and a quad muscle tear in last Sunday’s Ulster final.