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'State-of-the-art' or 'flashy': Will the spiraling cost of the Children's Hospital be worth it?
Work on the National Children’s Hospital is over 35% complete – with construction work aiming to be finished by the end of 2023.
"We still have a number of questions about the hospital," the chair of the Public Accounts Committee has said.
The Project Managers say that the NCH is designed to last twice as long as the average national hospital, and costs more as a result
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Irish athletes impress in Pentathlon World Cup opener
Natalya Coyle finished in seventh position while Sive Brassil was placed 18th.
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'We know that there is an All-Ireland in this team' - Armagh finish 2020 on a high with Ulster title
The Orchard county edged past Monaghan in yesterday’s low-key provincial decider.
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Futures of coaches Jones and Flannery next on Munster's agenda after Van Graan extension
Johann van Graan yesterday signed a two-year contract extension as head coach.
# Building Blocks
'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it'
Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has discovered the perfect way to take his mind off the game.
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Far from perfect, but Cullen pleased as Leinster maintain winning momentum
The eastern province cruised to victory over Zebre this afternoon.
# Building Blocks
What a Lego professor says Irish startups can learn from the toymaker's resurrection
David Robertson thinks firms shouldn’t be too quick to move away from their core products.
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Ex-Ireland international Healy appointed head of Cork City's new academy
The League of Ireland champions have announced their new academy structure and management for the coming season.
# Moving Forward
'One of the things I got from Rassie was when he said, 'they played so well and then in May, fell a bit short''
Johann van Graan has enjoyed a good few months in the job and now hopes to bring Munster to the next level.
# grave matters
Vegetable garden graves, build-your-own caskets, and coffins to play games on - inside Amsterdam's death expo
The death expo recently held at Amsterdam’s historic Westerkerk church attracted 3,500 visitors in just one day.
# Building Blocks
Simon Harris defends use of prefabs on hospital sites
It is planned that prefabs would be used in order to deal with overcrowding.
# Building Blocks
Huge boost for Irish cricket as €600,000 training facility to be built at Sports Campus
Work will begin on the centre in January 2017.
# facing history
Inside Rugby Park: home of Canterbury and the Crusaders
We visited the Christchurch training base of the Super Rugby and Mitre 10 Cup outfits.
# well connected
Could these building blocks help encourage children to code?
Google is working on Project Bloks, a way to teach kids how to code without overwhelming them.
# Building Blocks
'This is not just about this season': Pochettino looks to Spurs' future as title slips further out of reach
Spurs are seven points adrift of Premier League leaders Leicester City with six matches remaining, but the manager still thinks his side has a chance of winning the title
# back it up
Attacking efficiency in the 22 the next step for Leinster -- Dempsey
Meanwhile, Sean O’Brien is being treated for an inner ear problem.
# printed perfection
This building was constructed using a 3D printer. Yes, a BUILDING.
The structure in Shanghai was constructed using a printer that is over 150 metres long.
# Building Blocks
Nice buildings put up in Dublin in the past 25 years? Why, yes, there are
Giant undertaking charts over 150 buildings that showcase excellent architecture in the capital since 1990.
# Building Blocks
Nevermind your Minecrafts, Lego is something that will be around forever
Children want a ‘real, physical experience’, according to Lego’s CEO.
# Building Blocks
Google is working on screens that connect together like Lego
If Google’s latest project becomes a reality, you could be able to assemble a giant seamless image from several smaller screens.
# Building Blocks
Connacht down to the bare bones for season finale after injuries to four key players
Pat Lam has led the province to nine wins and 18 defeats in his first season at the helm. Ospreys are up last.
# piece together
Project Ara's first smartphone is expected to arrive in January 2015
The first model, the “grey phone”, will be sold for $50 and the frame used to design it is expected to last for five to six years.
# Building Blocks
Google's newest project will let you put together smartphones like Lego
Project Ara looks at the possibility of putting together hardware blocks to create a smartphone, instead of getting people to buy a single, fully constructed phone.
# Forward Thinking
Schmidt looks to build Irish squad to '30 or 35' international class players
The Kiwi revealed that Gordon D’Arcy and Conor Murray were selfless squad players personified after they were dropped from the starting XV.
# brickin' it
9 jaw-droppingly impressive LEGO masterpieces
And you thought it was hard to follow the instructions…
# Interview
Jim McGuinness dreaming of Donegal dynasty
The All Ireland winning manager takes his satisfaction from helping players make the most of their time in the Donegal shirt.
# Building Blocks
VIDEO: The wait is over, here's your 6 Nations recap in Lego
Including Lego Zeebs doing his flicky thing.
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VIDEO: Great Euro moments… with Lego
Real commentary, not so real Ray Houghton. It’s even better than it sounds.
# Building Blocks
New recruits add strength in depth for Leinster
Steven Sykes, Matt Berquist and Jamie Hagan have all agreed deals to join the province in the summer.