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# Change

Last month
November 2023
Raft of ambitious timelines in Irish Defence Forces change plan published by Government today
The much anticipated Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) for the Report of the Commission on the Defence Forces will be issued today.
This year
Van Graan or Ackermann tipped to take over Springboks
Jacques Nienaber is Leinster-bound.
Connacht poised to announce new head coach
Andy Friend said he understood that an announcement on his successor is imminent.
Women's inter-county teams move away from white shorts - 'Positive, but shouldn't be celebrated'
It reflects a growing trend in women’s sport to alleviate concerns over periods for players.
Last year
Historic decision sees Tour de France finale moved from Paris
For the first time since 1905, the French capital will not host the finish.
Four Irish internationals see club managers depart in recent days
Change is coming for Megan Connolly, Megan Walsh, Amber Barrett and Niamh Farrelly.
Bernard Dunne confirmed as India's new high-performance director
Kellie Harrington emerged as an Olympic champion under his guidance and expressed her disappointment at the IABA’s failure to hold onto the Dubliner.
Family of Archie Battersbee call for 'change' after his death
Archie had been in a coma since he was found unconscious by his mother on 7 April.
'Us players have let Liam down' - Buckley departs Sligo
The manager guided the westerners to European qualification in 2020 and 2021.
Defensive duo drafted into Pauw's Ireland squad as Liverpool's Campbell forced out
Claire O’Riordan and Éabha O’Mahony get the nod ahead of next Tuesday’s trip to Sweden.
Roman Abramovich giving ‘care of Chelsea’ to trustees of charitable foundation
The Russian said the trustees of the club’s charitable foundation were “in the best position” to look after the club’s interests.
GAA confirm removal of water breaks and return of Maor Uisces
The Association confirmed the change in its latest Covid-19 update for members this afternoon.
All time
Football's pandemic-era five-subs rule to become permanent option
The sport’s rule-making body IFAB has opened the doors for all competitions to allow two extra substitutions should they so choose.
Another Kerry native is set to take charge of the Laois senior footballers
Billy Sheehan played for Laois from 2005 to 2015.
'The end of a road for probably half a dozen' and what now for defeated Dublin?
Meath ended the Sky Blues’ bid for a perfect five-in-a-row in Sunday’s All-Ireland senior final.
Blow for the Lions as Wyn Jones ruled out of first Test with injury
Rory Sutherland will start in the number one shirt instead.
Rock-bottom Wexford on the hunt for new manager after O'Sullivan leaves 'by mutual consent'
The Ferrycarrig Park outfit have endured a torrid start to the First Division season.
Van der Merwe joins Scotland exodus to English Premiership
The winger, who only joined Edinburgh in 2017, will arrive at Midlands club Worcester in time for the start of the 2021/22 European season.
Cyrus Christie replaces Enda Stevens in Ireland squad
The Sheffield United star has been forced to pull out through injury.
'We are tired of screaming for help' - Raheem Sterling among England players in video campaign
Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and Gael Clichy among others also appear.
Toner to start against England with Henderson ruled out due to family reasons
Ultan Dillane has been added to the Ireland bench for Sunday afternoon’s game at Twickenham.
Brendan Howlin to step down as leader of the Labour Party
Howlin has led the party since 2016, when he took over from Joan Burton.
Kolbe returns from injury as Boks make one change for World Cup final
The South Africans have gone for a 6/2 split once again on their bench.
Scott Barrett starts as All Blacks drop Sam Cane to the bench for semi-final
Steve Hansen has rejigged his back row for Saturday’s clash with England.
Same-sex marriage legalised and abortion decriminalised in Northern Ireland
The British government has assumed responsibility for introducing regulations to provide access to abortion by next April.
Lynn Ruane: Uniting movement groups in Ireland could lead to long-term change
There is common ground among different movement groups in Ireland, writes Lynn Ruane.
Confirmed: Jordi Murphy replaces Jack Conan in Ireland's World Cup squad
The Ulster back row will arrive in Japan today.
Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors
As part of the changes, the theatre has committed to a review of all pay rates, with any amendments to be implemented in 2020.
Camogie players and managers invited to feedback forum amid calls for change
The rules of the game have been hit out at time and time again of late.
Caroline Currid, a key part of Limerick's All-Ireland success, not involved this year
The highly regarded performance psychologist has moved on from the Treaty hurling set-up.
Opinion: It's hard to survive as a 30-something in a millennial’s world
It is only now, in my thirty-second year that I realise – I really am up to my neck in this millennial world and sinking fast, writes Leah Quinn.
Noel King moves into new FAI role after eight years as Ireland U21 manager
King will now work as Player Identification Manager, having served as U21 boss since July 2010.
'There needs to be change at the very top of Irish football' - Townsend says 'boys club' is holding Ireland back
Andy Townsend believes that regime change should be enforced at governing level in Irish football.
'The players are crying out but they don't listen': Dublin camogie star's passionate argument for change
Eve O’Brien had a lot to get off her chest – and she feels that most camogie players will agree.
World Rugby 'examining models' for Test tours shake-up
World Rugby vice-chairman Agustin Pichot is reportedly pushing for a 12-team annual competition.
Poll: Did you ever redeem change from Dublin Bus?
Refunds are set to be scrapped from next month.
Swapping basketball for rugby and drawing inspiration from Special Olympics to pursue nursing
Aoife McDermott has been named to start in Ireland’s last Six Nations game of the 2018 campaign.
'Mistrust', 'frustration': Dubliners have their say on the future of policing in Ireland
The chair of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland said she and her colleagues had heard some heart wrenching stories from members of the public.
'They're both excelling': Reform in child disability services begins to show signs of success
West Cork was one of the first places in the country to start this new service and families say they would be lost without it.
Toulon-bound Rhys Webb out in the cold as Wales scrap 'Gatland's Law'
Wales’ new selection policy is set to cost the scrum-half his place in the national team.