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2022
# balance
Leinster keeping one eye on Tigers during 'great challenge' in South Africa
The province have brought an experimental looking squad to South Africa as they step up preparations for a Champions Cup quarter-final date with Leicester.
# balance
NI Green Party considering legal action over 'exclusion' from BBC Leaders’ Debate
Clare Bailey MLA says her party is getting less coverage than the Traditional Unionist Voice despite have more MLAs and councillors.
# Ball in PLay
'When you take a team to that kill zone from minute one, maybe that explains the result'
Leinster ran 13 tries past Montpellier as they got up and running again last weekend.
All time
# balance
'The attitude is the problem for us' - Cork club mounts case for issues in women's rugby
Patrick O’Connor of the Bantry Bay RFC speaks to The42 about the current state of the game.
# balance
'Your losses can be definitive, but I don't let them define how I think about myself'
Flanker Dorothy Wall discusses Ireland’s Six Nations campaign and the influence of her family.
# balance
Ringrose putting in the homework in order to trust his instincts
The Ireland centre says he is trying to be as meticulous as possible when it comes to studying the opposition.
# BALANCING ACT
Final year medicine studies and Leinster career keeping Murphy busy
The 25-year-old back row is nearing the end of his degree in UCD.
# balance
'You have got to throw fellas in at the right time'
Munster head coach Johann van Graan was impressed with Ben Healy on his first competitive start for the province.
# balance
Controversial cull strengthened Super Rugby, says Stormers coach
Robbie Fleck says there are no more easy games in Super Rugby since the Cheetahs, Kings and Force got the boot.
# balance
Fitness bloggers and influencers are being asked to use their platform responsibly in the run-up to Christmas
How posts on preventing Christmas weight gain could be doing more harm than good.
# Friday Night Lights
Ireland's Six Nations hopes in the balance ahead of Cardiff clash
Captain Rory Best feels tonight’s meeting with Wales will tell us all we need to know about Joe Schmidt’s side.
# personal stories
The Citizens' Assembly will NOT hear from a woman who regrets having an abortion
The assembly says the decision is reflective of the submissions they received
# Citizens Assembly
'More than five' anonymous women will have a vital say on the future of abortion in Ireland
The women will tell their own stories about their experience of the Eighth Amendment.
# work life balance
Poland, India and Thailand better countries for expats than Ireland
The new HSBC survey put Ireland in 27th place, up four places from last year.
"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?
However the earned income tax credit still lags behind the €1,650 automatic deduction available to PAYE workers.
# balance
Analysis: O'Donoghue and O'Donnell shine in Munster's back row
Anthony Foley has finally been able to get his best back row on the pitch.
# balance
Brilliant back row, Keatley's calm and more talking points from Munster's win
Stuart McCloskey was exceptional for Ulster once again.
# Balance to the force
'Completely delusional': Joan Burton slammed over Fine Gael-only warning
The Tánaiste thinks Labour brings balance to Fine Gael’s approach – Sinn Féin disagrees.
# fair and balanced
George Hook - and other hosts - will have to be careful about tweets during the election campaign
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has released guidelines for broadcasters during next year’s election.
# balance
TV and radio watchdog reject complaints that Chris Donoghue was 'rude and hostile'
TV and radio watchdog busy with complaints about same-sex marriage
# two sides to a story
Did RTÉ need to get such 'extreme views' for balance in the marriage referendum?
Rory O’Neill doesn’t think so.
# pingate
Ireland's Equality Minister was asked by RTÉ to remove a Yes Equality pin
Brendan O’Connor made the request of Aodhán Ó Ríordáin last night.
# the cosmo
Broadcaster quits LGBT radio show over RTÉ demands for balance
Scott De Buitléir said he thought avoiding the issue of the upcoming referendum “made a mockery” of his show.
# stopwatch the presses
Marian Finucane using "stopwatches" to ensure balance on marriage referendum debates
The broadcaster made the comment on her RTÉ Radio 1 show this afternoon.
# balance
Lots of beer and Full Irishes: Dan Martin knows the value of ignoring your diet (for a while)
Even if your scales don’t stop at 66 kilos like Ireland’s top cyclist, there are merits to taking time out from your intense training regime,
# wax on wax off
This Google-owned robot reenacts crane kick scene from Karate Kid
The robot from Boston Dynamics, the robotics company owned by Google, used the scene to show off its balancing capabilities
# Because I am a Girl
No country in the world gives women the same power, pay and rights it gives to men
Plan Ireland published a report today that highlighted gender inequality.
# balance
Analysis: Bale in the 'Di Maria role'? How Real Madrid can solve their current problems
The side’s disappointing displays have brought plenty of criticism from the Madrid media
# Ah here
Thanks a bunch boss... Apparently 8 out of 10 of us have been contacted by work while on holidays
Modern life is rubbish, etc.
# ball and chain
Carles Puyol's model girlfriend is keeping him in shape since retirement
Another week of this and he can get lifting something heavy.
# ship shape
Trading up: Ireland exported €1bn more in a month compared to last year
Pharmaceuticals remain the backbone of the country’s exports.
# balance
Cork's dual stars face big test to be ready for hurling final, says captain Cronin
Three of JBM’s hurling panel have been named to start this Sunday’s Munster SFC final.
# balance
Here's how nutrition is managed for the Irish rugby squad on tour to Argentina
We caught up with IRFU nutritionist Dr Ruth Wood-Martin before she headed off to South America ahead of the squad.
# Collision
Europe struck wrong balance on 'right to be forgotten' ruling, says Google boss
The company’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said the ECJ had struck the wrong balance, causing what he describes as a “collision between a right to be forgotten and a right to know.”
# Gender Equality
Men "hit harder than women by unemployment during recession"
Two new studies from the ESRI look at gender and the impact of the recession on work and finances.
Watch this woman flip 5 bowls on her head in the ultimate balancing act
She’s got some superhuman balancing skills.
# balance
How the rules have changed for broadcasters when it comes to referendum coverage
Broadcasters don’t have to automatically give the same amount of airtime to both sides – but they do have to make sure the allocation is fair and balanced.
Voices
Column: How did we surrender our liberty and become voluntary slaves?
We sold our freedom long ago when we accepted mountainous debt in search of power and status, writes Steve Bonham. The lesson? Avoid committing to things that make us dependent upon the whims of others.
# curious george
‘George Hook called me a rhinoceros on dope’ – Conor O’Shea
The Harlequins director of rugby has been the voice of reason on the RTÉ rugby panel for a decade.
# Wii bit of fun
Video games could help prevent older people from falling
Research from Trinity and Queen’s finds that older people’s balance can be improved by games using the Wii balance board.