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European campaign long gone for Munster and the future starts now
Without a Champions Cup quarter-final ahead, Munster have room to prime their squad to chase the Pro14 title.
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'He's brilliant' - Blade pushes Ireland claims as Boyle shines for Connacht
22-year-old Conor Fitzgerald is another youngster impressing for Andy Friend’s side.
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Leinster excited by Douglas and Madigan as Cullen's influence continues
Head coach Matt O’Connor is feeling positive about avoiding second season syndrome.
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McGrath and Murphy hoping to wrest young player award from Henshaw
The three players all made their Ireland debuts this season and have excelled for their provinces.
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Have you got the skills to solve Ireland's social problems?
Social entrepreneurs are being sought for a new competition that offers funding for innovators.
# Batteries not excluded
Irish homes have an average of 110 batteries lying around
New figures show Irish people are recycling twice an EU target for waste electronics.
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It's a new time for Irish rugby declares Kidney as Argentina test looms
‘It certainly makes going to work easier on Monday when you’ve got a win,’ remarked the Irish coach.
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Read Me: Why we've put lifesaving technology in an 1814 lighthouse
Robin Blandford explains why putting his emergency response team software company into another lifesaving location couldn’t be more appropriate.
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PHOTOS: Giant sand sculptures return to Dublin Castle
If the most impressive thing you’ve ever done with sand is make a sandcastle you might want to look away now.