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# Analysis

Last year
2023
'Ross Byrne had a positive outing but the back-up out-half debate is not settled'
Token gestures, subterfuge, and fear: how hurling's development is being frustrated
Tom Clonan: 'Putin's aggression is going nowhere as this war reaches its first anniversary'
Tom Clonan
Man United fans' feelings about potential Qatari takeover should not be complicated
Ringrose's subtle skills and big moments make him one of the best in the world
Eyewitness: One man had seen the bodies of his wife, kids and parents brought out of the rubble
Aisha Harbalieh
Analysis: Protocol deal seems to be within reach but will DUP say 'No'?
Anthony Nash: Davy Fitz was not wrong to test the boundaries with man behind the wire
Micheál Houlihan may be the exception that proves the rule on Limerick's production line
Kinsella on rugby: How Ireland backed up Lowe's big words
Bealham's classy touch, Schmidt's classic loop, and Ireland's inspiration
Analysis: Sinn Féin's mortgage interest relief proposal is a terrible idea
Ciarán Casey
Analysis: Why news headlines about Irish GDP are still irritatingly misleading
Ciarán Casey
Kinsella on Rugby: Munster's wonder try against Toulouse points to good coaching
Kinsella on rugby: How Leinster's '11' and '21' plays got them out of trouble in Swansea
All time
Donn McClean: Lessons learned from a Christmas of Willie Mullins dominance
5 key questions to consider as the Premier League restarts
Tom Clonan: Russia cannot ‘win’ this war on Ukraine - so what can we expect in 2023?
Tom Clonan
Thrilling World Cup highlights the biggest difference between club and international football
Hurling styles contrast: The key areas for Ballygunner and Ballyhale's showdown
Cooney on Soccer: How Lionel Scaloni salvaged Messi's dream
Cooney on Soccer: How England stopped Mbappe but couldn't stop France
Mr Reliable: Why Josh van der Flier won World Player of the Year
Donn McClean: State Man not quite at Hurricane Fly's level yet but has serious potential
Twitter's survival is about more than just Elon Musk getting his way - here's why
Laura Byrne
Has Cristiano Ronaldo changed or is it football that has moved on?
Chaos and fury in Westminster: The impact for Northern Ireland's voters
Christina McSorley
'Agen represents the whole town. There's so much pain if the team lose'
Brian Rowan: Can the parties of Northern Ireland truly make it work this time?
Brian Rowan
Tom Clonan: Putin's running out of conventional military solutions to impose his will on Ukraine
Tom Clonan
19-year-old James Culhane impresses in Emerging Ireland back row
Top scorer? Most appearances? Analysing Ireland's last 8 games under Stephen Kenny
How 23 seconds of apathy was catalyst for a fragile Ireland meltdown
Analysis: How Jason Jenkins has made an immediate impact at Leinster
Ireland lose initiative with no room for error to avoid relegation
'Historic' shift for Northern Ireland but what do the Census findings tell us about its future?
Munster's biggest frustrations and what's their best centre pairing?
Tom Clonan: Putin has made another strategic blunder but this is a dangerous moment
Tom Clonan
From the energy crisis to the never-ending Brexit saga - the challenges facing the new UK PM
Christina McSorley
Casey on Boxing: The duality of Anthony Joshua, and his exciting-looking third act