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#Challenges

# challenges - Sunday 18 September, 2022

Boom and bust cycle a harsh reality as Ireland search for consistency
# Challenges
From The42
# Challenges

Boom and bust cycle a harsh reality as Ireland search for consistency

Sep 18th 2022, 7:15 AM 5,192 Views 1 Comment

While goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu is under the spotlight in the Premier League, Stephen Kenny will be hoping attacking trio can shine this month.

# challenges - Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Macron seeks to calm security and budget concerns over Paris 2024 Olympics
# Challenges
From The42
# Challenges

Macron seeks to calm security and budget concerns over Paris 2024 Olympics

Jul 26th 2022, 9:09 AM 2,152 Views 0 Comments

France’s reputation as a reliable host of sporting events took a battering following the chaos that marred this year’s Champions League final in Paris.

# challenges - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Cullen close to completing Covid isolation as Leinster return to training
# Back In Action
From The42
# Back In Action

Cullen close to completing Covid isolation as Leinster return to training

Dec 28th 2021, 4:03 PM 4,681 Views 2 Comments

The head coach hopes Leinster will face Ulster on New Year’s Day in Belfast.

# challenges - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

Leinster press on for Montpellier clash despite Covid in both camps
# Challenges
From The42
# Challenges

Leinster press on for Montpellier clash despite Covid in both camps

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 7:59 AM 16,857 Views 18 Comments

Head coach Leo Cullen underlined the responsibility for his players to ‘do the right thing.’

# challenges - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

What's next for Afghanistan after the US withdrawal and the Taliban's takeover?
# Analysis
# Analysis

What's next for Afghanistan after the US withdrawal and the Taliban's takeover?

Aug 31st 2021, 11:48 AM 14,422 Views 19 Comments

How to get Kabul’s airport running again, a lack of trust in the Taliban, and serious economic holes are among the main issues.

# challenges - Monday 7 December, 2020

No pause for breath as Irish provinces launch straight into European action
# Challenges
From The42
# Challenges

No pause for breath as Irish provinces launch straight into European action

Dec 7th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,519 Views 9 Comments

The Champions Cup kicks off on Friday night as Toulouse visit Ulster in Belfast.

# challenges - Monday 23 March, 2020

Why is postponing this year's Olympics so complicated?
# Challenges
From The42
# Challenges

Why is postponing this year's Olympics so complicated?

Mar 23rd 2020, 10:49 AM 3,726 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s not like moving a football game to next Saturday,’ says IOC president Thomas Bach.

# challenges - Monday 2 March, 2020

‘We would be foolish to say there is not some sort of drug problem in rugby’
# Challenges
From The42
# Challenges

‘We would be foolish to say there is not some sort of drug problem in rugby’

Mar 2nd 2020, 8:41 PM 42,864 Views 18 Comments

In a fascinating interview with his former coach, Shane Horgan opens up about the challenges facing rugby right now.

# challenges - Friday 29 March, 2019

5 challenges facing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man United manager
# Looking Ahead
From The42
# Looking Ahead

5 challenges facing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man United manager

Mar 29th 2019, 2:23 PM 7,240 Views 8 Comments

The 46-year-old was a popular choice to become full-time successor to Jose Mourinho.

# challenges - Monday 14 January, 2019

Here are just some of the problems facing the Taoiseach as TDs head back to the Dáíl
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Here are just some of the problems facing the Taoiseach as TDs head back to the Dáíl

Jan 14th 2019, 6:30 AM 16,379 Views 33 Comments

In what could be Leo Varadkar’s toughest year yet, there are a number of huge issues barrelling towards him from day one.

# challenges - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'The best in the country' and 'fickle' - the life of a Cork hurler
# Challenges
From The42
# Challenges

'The best in the country' and 'fickle' - the life of a Cork hurler

May 9th 2018, 7:48 PM 10,755 Views 7 Comments

Star forward Alan Cadogan says that playing for Cork can be a rewarding but equally challenging experience.

# challenges - Friday 16 February, 2018

Gabriel Byrne: 'People coming in and making films in Ireland cheaply - that's not an industry'
# Challenges
# Challenges

Gabriel Byrne: 'People coming in and making films in Ireland cheaply - that's not an industry'

Feb 16th 2018, 6:10 AM 20,686 Views 16 Comments

The legendary actor said that Ireland has the same battle as every small country in succeeding in the film industry.

# challenges - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill
# Brexit Battles
# Brexit Battles

Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill

Nov 14th 2017, 10:15 PM 9,893 Views 14 Comments

An amendment giving devolved legislatures – like Northern Ireland – a veto over the Brexit agreement was defeated.

# challenges - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'
# Challenges
# Challenges

'For people with disabilities this is a crisis within a crisis'

Aug 12th 2017, 6:30 AM 7,855 Views 17 Comments

This is the reality for a growing number of people.

# challenges - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump
# No Regrets
# No Regrets

Enda Kenny says he doesn't regret the comments he made in the Dáil about Donald Trump

Jan 1st 2017, 6:10 AM 11,026 Views 38 Comments

When asked about Trump’s comments in the Dáil in May, Kenny described the comments as both “racist and dangerous”.

# challenges - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Almost one year after the Cologne attacks, Germany still struggles with refugee integration
# Challenges
# Challenges

Almost one year after the Cologne attacks, Germany still struggles with refugee integration

Dec 17th 2016, 9:30 PM 16,653 Views 118 Comments

1,200 complaints were made to police, 500 of which were for sexual assault, on New Year’s Eve in Cologne last year

# challenges - Friday 18 November, 2016

Boring lecture ended with news of first Ireland cap to liven up Nicole Fowley
# Challenges
From The42
# Challenges

Boring lecture ended with news of first Ireland cap to liven up Nicole Fowley

Nov 18th 2016, 6:25 PM 4,336 Views 0 Comments

Last week’s performance has earned Nicole Fowley a second start for Ireland this weekend.

# challenges - Friday 28 October, 2016

Break-ups, career moves and kids - the science of making a BIG change
# All Change
# All Change

Break-ups, career moves and kids - the science of making a BIG change

Oct 28th 2016, 11:00 AM 16,479 Views 4 Comments

Moments of crisis or contentment – managing life changes can be done.

# challenges - Friday 4 March, 2016

'The Italy and Scotland games are invaluable learning opportunities for Ireland'
# Column
From The42
# Column

'The Italy and Scotland games are invaluable learning opportunities for Ireland'

Mar 4th 2016, 7:45 AM 4,217 Views 2 Comments

Our Six Nations columnist Lynne Cantwell looks at the challenges for Ireland’s women’s team.

# challenges - Sunday 14 June, 2015

What do you do when your father is a priest?
# Coping International
# Coping International

What do you do when your father is a priest?

Jun 14th 2015, 8:30 PM 21,381 Views 75 Comments

Coping International have been set up to assist the children of clergymen.

# challenges - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Like swimming in Ireland? The bathing water is classified as 'poor' in these locations...
# Beneath The Waves
# Beneath The Waves

Like swimming in Ireland? The bathing water is classified as 'poor' in these locations...

Apr 21st 2015, 8:09 AM 35,438 Views 65 Comments

Irish Water is pledging to clean up seven of our least tempting bathing areas.

# challenges - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Facebook's CEO has asked the world what his New Year's resolution should be
# Personal Challenge
# Personal Challenge

Facebook's CEO has asked the world what his New Year's resolution should be

Dec 31st 2014, 5:00 PM 10,894 Views 46 Comments

What do you suggest to the person who has already learnt Mandarin?

# challenges - Friday 21 November, 2014

'There'll be a lot of traffic': Schmidt outlines the challenges facing Henshaw at 13
# Triskaidekaphobia
From The42
# Triskaidekaphobia

'There'll be a lot of traffic': Schmidt outlines the challenges facing Henshaw at 13

Nov 21st 2014, 9:17 AM 9,911 Views 21 Comments

The new 13 faces a real test at the Aviva on Saturday.

# challenges - Saturday 15 November, 2014

These are the challenges faced in making our cities smarter
# Big Data
# Big Data

These are the challenges faced in making our cities smarter

Nov 15th 2014, 4:00 PM 4,828 Views 1 Comment

Numerous cities across the world, including Dublin, are engaging with projects that will make their cities smarter, but what are the concerns?

# challenges - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

'Johnny's a poster boy for being a professional' - Sexton up for IRB award
# The General
From The42
# The General

'Johnny's a poster boy for being a professional' - Sexton up for IRB award

Nov 12th 2014, 2:07 PM 4,886 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland camp are unsurprised that their out-half has been nominated alongside four Southern Hemisphere players.

# challenges - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Teens are setting themselves on fire as part of a 'Facebook challenge'
# Firestarter
From The Daily Edge
# Firestarter

Teens are setting themselves on fire as part of a 'Facebook challenge'

Jul 31st 2014, 2:34 PM 5,710 Views 8 Comments

*shakes head*

# challenges - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

12 challenges women face that men just don't understand
# Female Problems
From The Daily Edge
# Female Problems

12 challenges women face that men just don't understand

Nov 5th 2013, 9:30 PM 76,422 Views 139 Comments

They may think they do, but they couldn’t possibly.

# challenges - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Thomond reception prepared me for Top 14 boos, says Jonny Sexton
# Challenges
From The42
# Challenges

Thomond reception prepared me for Top 14 boos, says Jonny Sexton

Sep 17th 2013, 1:46 PM 4,954 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland kicker talks about life at Racing Metro and his friendship with coach Ronan O’Gara.

# challenges - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Column: Should we increase school inspections?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Should we increase school inspections?

Mar 27th 2013, 7:00 PM 621 Views 58 Comments

The reality is that inspections only offer a momentary window into a teacher’s classroom as an educator. I would challenge the very notion that increasing inspections and appraisals is necessary to help develop better education standards, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# challenges - Friday 22 March, 2013

Sweden v Ireland: 3 key battles ahead of tonight's match
# Challenges
From The42
# Challenges

Sweden v Ireland: 3 key battles ahead of tonight's match

Mar 22nd 2013, 4:30 PM 1,479 Views 2 Comments

We assess the danger men for the Swedes, as well as our own integral individuals.

# challenges - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before Oireachtas committee
# Social Media
# Social Media

Facebook and Twitter representatives to appear before Oireachtas committee

Mar 6th 2013, 10:26 PM 10,301 Views 40 Comments

They will speak to the committee about social media, cyber-bullying and harassment.

# challenges - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Hundreds of young Fianna Fáil members converge on Sligo
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

Hundreds of young Fianna Fáil members converge on Sligo

Feb 23rd 2013, 1:41 PM 7,614 Views 133 Comments

In the region of 500 young Fianna Fáil members are expected to attend the event, which takes place in Sligo this weekend.

# challenges - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Column: 8 ways to change your life in 2013
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 8 ways to change your life in 2013

Jan 1st 2013, 8:15 AM 65 Views 15 Comments

Want to make a fresh start this year? Margaret Mara offers some tips on how to go about it.

# challenges - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Parents of special needs children to speak to Oireachtas Committee
# Committee
# Committee

Parents of special needs children to speak to Oireachtas Committee

Nov 7th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,790 Views 3 Comments

They will speak about the challenges facing their families with the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, chaired by Joanna Tuffy (pictured).

# challenges - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Increase in student numbers means 'challenges for education system'
# Education
# Education

Increase in student numbers means 'challenges for education system'

Aug 9th 2012, 10:02 AM 3,115 Views 14 Comments

The Teachers Union of Ireland says that a 26 per cent increase in students means the education system “faces one of the most challenging periods in its history”.

# challenges - Monday 4 June, 2012

Gilmore acknowledges Labour’s poll difficulties but says crisis must be resolved
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

Gilmore acknowledges Labour’s poll difficulties but says crisis must be resolved

Jun 4th 2012, 8:15 AM 2,110 Views 26 Comments

Gilmore said that his party was focussed on solving the country’s economic crisis but acknowledged difficulties with its identity in the coalition with Fine Gael.