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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# big changes

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Red-card sub and captain's challenge among new laws to be trialled during Rainbow Cup
Goal-line drop-outs will also be introduced for the competition which kicks off with national derbies tomorrrow week.
Confirmed: SA Rugby votes its big four into expanded Pro16 as Cheetahs get the boot
The Bulls, Stormers, Sharks, and Lions are set to join the expanded competition.
John Treacy defends FAI presence on crucial reform group
The five-person group will recommend changes to how the football body is run, before the current FAI Board steps down.
Cadbury has replaced the Fudge bar with Dairy Milk Oreo in its Christmas selection boxes
The most divisive bar of them all.
Carbery at 10, another new centre combination and more Ireland team talking points
Joe Schmidt has made 13 changes for Saturday’s clash with Fiji.
12 changes to All Black side following Ireland defeat
New Zealand have named a much-changed team for their Test against Italy in Rome.
Mickey Conroy dropped as Rochford prepares to finalise panel
Stephen Rochford is trimming the Mayo panel ahead of the Connacht championship.
New religion curriculum to shake up classes at Catholic schools
Religious education in denominational schools has traditionally been developed by school patrons.
Ireland plans to bulk up the Defence Forces
The Army, Navy and Air corps are all set to receive new equipment and vehicles.
Minister defends plan to take the cars out of the centre of Dublin
It has been proposed that much of the centre of Dublin could be closed off to cars.
Would it work here? - Greece moves to axe austerity
Syriza has been quick off the mark in increasing the minimum wage and reversing the privatisation of State resources.
Timeline: A history of gay rights in Ireland
Leo Varadkar becoming Ireland’s first openly gay minister comes 22 years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.