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Lukaku only an Inter player because of 'Dybala's failure to join Man United'
If the Bianconeri striker’s rumoured move to Old Trafford gone through, the Belgian would have headed the other way, according to the player’s agent.
Labour's alternate Budget: No income tax credits on €100k+ incomes and raising levy on the banks
Opposition parties were out outlining their Budget 2020 proposals today.
Former world number one Osaka changes coach for second time this year
The 21-year-old has announced she will no longer be working with Jermaine Jenkins.
E-scooters are flooding city streets worldwide, so just how green are they?
THe scooters can be driven door to door and avoid the need for parking spaces.
'At least they don't roll around like Neymar' - Brazilians seeking heroes turn to women footballers
Spectators booed the men’s team off the field following their latest match.
'It was such a positive thing for my mental health' - The ex-Irish footballer embarking on a music career
Ex-Shelbourne star Stuart Byrne has just released his debut EP.
'It's not the usual combination, to be a footballer and filmmaker'
Hannes Halldorsson says his job on the side sets him apart.
No politics, kneeling for Vince McMahon's XFL
News of the launch comes as the National Football League prepares to bring the curtain down on the most tumultuous season in its history.
'I’ve heard nothing from Joe... There is no point in getting up my hopes'
In-form Scarlets star Tadhg Beirne says he is hoping but not necessarily expecting to be part of Ireland’s Six Nations squad.
'When it’s a big stadium and not a huge amount of people, you’ve just got to bring your own energy'
Rhys Ruddock said Leinster had to dig deep for Saturday’s victory.
Conte eyes €90 million-rated Real Madrid star to cure Lukaku hangover
Previously a Man United target, Alvaro Morata is now wanted by Chelsea.
Banned Tipperary GAA goalkeeper considering League of Ireland soccer switch
Evan Comerford was suspended for three months following an altercation with referee Paddy Russell.
'I'd sign Assou-Ekotto but he wants to be a pornstar'
Harry Redknapp has managed the left-back twice before, but made a shocking revelation about the player.
‘There were possibilities to go to England when I was younger, but my parents were never going to let me move’
Ryan Manning chats to The42 about his breakthrough season at QPR.
Do you agree with our alternative Premier League Team of the Year?
We highlight the players who were unlucky to miss out on the official PFA selection.
The Bus Éireann strike begins today - here's how to get around
A nationwide indefinite strike begins from midnight tonight.
Ireland have released their new alternative jersey... and it's purple
The international teams will wear it as part of their change kit for 2016/17.
'Women don't have to choose between putting on makeup and being a fierce athlete'
Anna Geary chats to The42 about the continuing challenges facing women in sport.
Do you agree with our alternative Premier League team of the season?
The official PFA team was named earlier this week.
Ireland World XI features Luis Suarez but not Neymar
The PFAI members voted for a team with a decidedly stronger Barcelona flavour and no Bayern Munich representatives.
British government considers blacklisting homeopathy treatments
A minister confirmed the government is looking at removing these products from the NHS prescription list.
The42's alternative Leaving Cert History quiz
We test your knowledge of all-time Irish sporting records.
Premier League flops Falcao and Balolelli make Twitter's team of the season #UwotM8?
A team of the season that features Cesc Fabregas, Alexis Sánchez and David De Gea also features Radamel Falcao and Mario Balotelli.
Do you agree with our alternative Premier League team of the year?
David Silva, Jose Fonte and Charlie Austin among others feature in our side.
3 tell-tale signs it’s time to change up that gym routine
‘You’re not hurting afterwards’ and more indications that you must do better.
A United legend thinks James Wilson can be the club's 20-goal-a-season man
Louis van Gaal recently lamented that his team does not have a player capable of hitting that scoring milestone.
Falcao can find another top club, says agent
The Colombia striker joined United from Monaco until the end of the season in September.
Irish WWE star Fergal Devitt on his earlier career as a promising GAA player
The man known as Finn Bálor, played for both Bray Emmets and Wolfe Tone.
Change in hurling penalty rules 'inevitable' - Butler
“It’s going to evolve to one-on-one,” the former hurling coordinator added.
Van Gaal kept keeper in dark over last-minute switch
The bold gambit paid off spectacularly as Tim Krul saved two spot-kicks.
Your Colourful Character Pic of the Day
Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright has lit up the the World Darts Championships with his outlandish attire.
NERI publishes alternative approach to Ireland's budgetary policies
The economic institute says using the promissory note savings, investing in a stimulus package and taxing the top 10 per cent of earners could reduce the government deficit to 3 per cent by 2015.
10 of’s alternative end-of-season Premier League awards
We look back on the most memorable moments in the top flight (and occasionally the Europa League and League Cup).'s alternative Premier League Team of the Year
We select the unfortunate players who missed out on the PFA’s official seclection this year.
Column: To restore our financial credibility, tough decisions must be taken on Croke Park 2
You can’t spend money you don’t have, writes Seán Murphy, who says Jack O’Connor’s proposal to use the €1 billion promissory note savings and taxing the wealthy is not a viable solution.
UK police to treat attacks on goths and punks as hate crimes
Greater Manchester Police said that people should be able to express their alternative sub-culture identity freely without having to tolerate hate crime.
12 tracks of Christmas: your alternative festive playlist
Not a Mariah Carey or Slade song in sight…
Echinacea shouldn’t be given to children under 12, says Medicines Board
Following a review of echincea’s safety and effectiveness, the IMB is advising against children using it.