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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 5°C

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Ulster Bank League: Lansdowne go top with six-try blitz against Shannon
The Dublin side were in unstoppable form while Young Munster and Garryowen kept up the winning habit.
Schmidt calls on new faces to up intensity levels after Munster test
The Leinster coach also claimed to have been unsighted for the Casey Laulala try that was controversially ruled out.
Reaction: Munster show plenty of fight but can’t stop Leinster charging through the front door
Rob Penney will be furious at his side’s inability to stop the straight-up running of Strauss, Conway and McFadden.
PRO12: Heaslip gets the captaincy nod in depleted Leinster line-up
Andrew Conway and Ian Madigan both feature in the backline for Saturday’s league match against Munster.
Signing of the season: Leinster tie up Joe Schmidt until summer 2014
A one-year extension is superb business for the European champions but should rule the Kiwi out of the running for the Ireland job.
Tomás O'Leary: English Premiership is much tougher than the PRO12
The Ireland scrum-half believes there are no easy games in England and has his eyes set on an international comeback.
JJ Hanrahan hungry for more action with Munster after senior debut
The promising out-half replaced Ronan O’Gara in his side’s home win over Dragons at Thomond Park.
Green pastures: Ian Humphreys on life with London Irish
Each week, catches up with an Irish player or coach plying their rugby trade in the Aviva Premiership.
Ian Humphreys: If Ireland don't need Tomás O'Leary they are a very lucky team
The former Ulster player believes his London Irish teammate has been harshly dealt in terms of national selection.
Engage: Paul O'Connell says inconsistent Ireland have not regressed since Grand Slam
In the second of our big, weekly rugby interviews, Patrick McCarry caught up with the Munster and Ireland legend.
Irish winger Monahan settling into Premiership life at Gloucester
The former Leinster Academy and Connacht player made his first competitive start for the club at the weekend.
Photos: Fans queue for over a week for Lady Gaga Dublin gig
Meanwhile an animal rights group is planning a protest over the singer’s choice to wear fur.
NFL posts Facebook status as Gaeilge to 6.1 million fans
The fighting Irish are in town for the Emerald Isle Classic between Notre Dame and Navy. Go n-éirí an bóthar leo.
VIDEO: Madonna gets her bottom out for Irish fans
She also complained about our weather, apparently.
Aviva announces 220 jobs for Galway
Marine Institute and Financial consultants Grant Thornton also recruiting in city, bringing Galway job boost to 350.
Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks
No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.
Player ratings: We mark the boys in green out of 10
The sun shone on the supporters at the Aviva and Ireland acquitted themselves well in their Euro 2012 send-off.
Jobs Minister welcomes Aviva decision to cut fewer jobs
Plus, the firm is to create 250 new positions in Galway.
Aviva CEO quits after shareholders vote against pay report
Andrew Moss leaves as chief executive of the insurer, after shareholders voted against the pay deal for a new UK CEO.
Ulster v Edinburgh: 3 key battles to decide their Heineken Cup clash
Edinburgh have three genuine talents in their team and, unsurprisingly, that is where we will train our analytical gaze.
Nothing shocking about Ulster's win in Thomond Park - Jennings
The flanker says he is ‘itching to play’ in the coming fortnight as the province face two potential Heineken Cup finalists.
Munster versus Ulster: 3 keys battles to decide European Cup clash
A semi-final date at Lansdowne Road awaits and some familiar faces return to spice up the knock-out clash
Leinster versus Cardiff: 3 key battles for the quarter-final clash
Scrum and breakdown will be key at the Aviva but can Brian O’Driscoll shimmy through the Jamie Roberts sized gap in Cardiff’s midfield
Less than half of Irish population have health insurance cover
New figures from the Health Insurance Authority show that 47 per cent of the population are covered by inpatient health insurance.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Your evening round-up of the day’s main news…
Quinn announces second health insurance price hike of 2012
The insurer said prices across its schemes will rise by six per cent from March.
James Reilly to blame for rising health insurance costs - FF
The Minister for Health should reverse a “dangerous” policy which is pricing people out of the health insurance market, a Fianna Fáil TD has said.
Nearly 70 per cent say their socialising causes increase in smoking
Statistics from Aviva show that more than half of smokers – 55 per cent – smoked more than usual over the Christmas period
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Aviva to close all 26 Irish branches by June next year - report
Earlier today the company announced its CEO in Ireland is to step down at the end of the year amid widespread restructuring of its Irish operations.
Aviva Ireland CEO Dermot Browne to resign
Dermot Browne will step down at the end of the year.
Almost 70 per cent of unpaid hospital charges owed by VHI - report
According to figures obtained by the Medical Independent, the VHI owes more money to the HSE in unpaid hospital charges than any other insurer.
Aviva workers vote in favour of industrial action
It follows the recent announcement that 950 jobs are to be cut at the insurance company.
UNITE to meet Aviva management in Dublin today
Representatives from the union said that they will be letting AVIVA know “the fury and determination of staff” following the recent announcement about job losses.
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In tonight’s Fix: Seán Gallagher in pole position for the Áras, 2,000 march to Occupy Dame Street, was Muammar Gaddafi the richest man alive? Plus: the Rubik’s Cube world record…
Cork Aviva staff agree to ballot on industrial action
Over 200 staff at the insurer in Cork agree unanimously to vote on industrial action – the third group agreeing to a ballot.