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# Analysis

Last year
Ex-Ulster sensation Piutau at the heart of Tonga's fine start to RWC prep
Why the government is set to break its own budget rules for the second year in-a-row
Why climate change is fast becoming the single biggest threat to global security
Premature to write off Derry's title hopes amid the strangest of seasons
Donnacha Ó Beacháin: The insurrection has done Putin irreparable damage - what happens now?
Donnacha Ó Beacháin
RTÉ's case for licence fee hike in tatters as politicians take delight in having the upper hand
'What's for you won't pass you': Kiernan's audition and Ireland's attacking options
The view from Brussels: What do EU and NATO military leaders make of Ireland's neutral stance?
Who are Ireland's opponents for tomorrow's first World Cup warm-up?
Struggles in midfield and issues with shape: why Ireland were second best in Athens
Dreams broken, but tightest calls yet to be made as Pauw shows early World Cup hand
There was the Saudis or nothing. So the Saudis it will be for Rory McIlroy
Still no mention of elephant in the room as Man City close in on treble
Despite a free vote, no FF TDs and just one FG TD voted in favour of PBP's abortion bill
The brilliant John Hodnett try that pushed Munster to URC glory
Jostling between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil is all about party identity and dismantling '#FFG'
All-action Shane Daly has been one of Munster's brightest lights this season
Leinster couldn't get out of their own half until it was too late
No Johnny, no problem? Ross Byrne faces biggest day of his career
Influential Danty brings power, pace and flair to La Rochelle backline
Anatomy of a drop goal: How Munster created Crowley's winning kick
Bugler the best version of himself in Dublin's Leinster final landslide
What have Leinster learned from their heartbreaks against La Rochelle?
Devastating Ramos enjoying a season to savour with Toulouse
Evan Ferguson better off ignoring Man United advances for now
Shades of Brentford debacle as Man United implode again
John Stones the architect who typified old-school values in one glorious minute
Toothless Chelsea's €350 million worth of benchwarmers says it all
Coombes levels up, POM's lineouts, Kleyn's grit, Healy's spiral
The astonishing ineptitude of Premier League giants
Leinster still have two imposing hurdles ahead in the Champions Cup
Ireland's 'different style of play' will serve them well at World Cup
Joy in her eyes, ice in her veins - Ireland debutant impresses against USA
Putting the ball on Lowry, finding grass - Leinster's kicking class against Ulster
Donn McClean: White Birch's Ballysax shock points to exciting prospects
Opinion: After three years we still don't understand what remote work really is
Tracy Keogh
Munster's self-inflicted wounds will hurt most after shipping 50 in Durban
How instinctive, creative Antoine Frisch has become a key man for Munster
Tom Clonan: Defence Forces are deeply misogynistic and an unsafe workplace for women and men
Tom Clonan
3 winners and losers from Ireland's latest international window