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# Crowds

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2022
# Crowds
'It absolutely matters' - Hopes rise for full houses at Ireland's Six Nations games
NPHET’s latest advice to the government could result in a major financial boost for the IRFU.
# Fans
IRFU in contact with government on crowd restrictions ahead of Six Nations
The union is hoping to see the 5,000 limit lifted in time for the clash with Wales next month.
All time
# Ticket Hunt
Croke Park capacity set at 41,150 for All-Ireland senior football final
Mayo face Tyrone in the decider on 11 September.
# Crowds
3,500 now permitted to attend Munster football semi-finals
Cork v Limerick and Kerry v Tipperary have been selected as test events.
# Ballybrit
Galway Festival hoping to allow daily crowds of 5,000 to attend next month
Organisers say they have been working with Horse Racing Ireland and the government on bringing spectators back to the event.
# Crowds
OPW minister criticises 'reckless behaviour' at 'fragile' St Stephen's Green bandstand
Crowds gained access to the fenced off bandstand in the Dublin park yesterday.
# Dublin City
CMO says South William St crowds at weekend looked like 'Jones Road on a day of an All-Ireland'
Dr Tony Holohan said his commentary over crowds was “not a moral judgement”.
# Moving Forward
100 fans permitted to attend club and inter-county games from Monday, GAA confirms
A maximum of 200 spectators can attend matches at grounds where the capacity is 5,000.
# Crowds
Ulster GAA confirm 500 fans permitted to attend games in the 'Six Counties' from next week
The northern province’s GAA body released a statement this evening.
# options open
No formal discussions yet as Wales boss Pivac says 2021 Six Nations could be delayed
Tournament organisers are considering all options amidst serious financial worries within the sport.
# Crowds
'My mother would normally structure her weekend around the games. You wouldn't see her at home'
Kilkenny hurler Eoin Murphy talks about the return of crowds to sporting events.
# Crowds
RFU hope to bring 20,000 people to Twickenham for England-Barbarians clash next month
English rugby’s governing body are still awaiting approval from Westminster as tickets went on sale.
No crowd limits as Super Rugby returns in New Zealand this weekend
The actions gets underway on Saturday with the Highlanders hosting the Chiefs.
# street performance
Poll: Do you give money to buskers?
Galway city council are looking at new laws to restrict the performances of buskers.
# Crowds
Insane photo shows Cleveland street flooded with fans for the Cavaliers’ championship parade
The Cavaliers are back in Cleveland…
# Kentucky
In Photos: Thousands line the streets for Muhammad Ali's funeral
The former heavyweight world champion passed away a week ago today.
Voices
Public speaking can be nerve-wracking. Here's some tips on how to do it well
There will be some new people in the Dáil soon, so they might need some advice on speaking to a large crowd.
# Don't Stand So Close
This is the most densely populated town in the world
If you don’t like your neighbours, tough.
# Crowds
Pics: Here's why 60,000 people are in a field in Tullamore today
This is the 24th annual National Livestock Show in Tullamore.
# Tragedy
New images show the Lusitania lying on the seabed off the coast of Cork
Tomorrow will mark 100 years to the day that the RMS Luistania sinking.
# you get a candle
16 faces every Christmas shopper will recognise
“So, I expect you’ve all your shopping done?”
# good crowd
Start-ups, investors and Eva Longoria – Day 1 of the Web Summit
Dublin’s Web Summit being held in the RDS opened to huge crowds today.
# Conflict
Ex-rugby player Trevor Hogan to speak at 'die-in' Gaza protest in Dublin
The demonstrations will take place outside the Department of Foreign Affairs and Grafton Street this evening.
# In Memory
Hundreds attend vigil in remembrance of those who died in mother and baby homes
Crowds marched from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to the gates of the Dáil last night.
# Sea of Green
This was Temple Bar at the height of things last night
World War Z.
# Next stop please
At least this isn't your morning commute
Sorry, sorry, can I just… sorry…
# party poopers
Strong garda presence in Dublin after sun brings hundreds out for beach rave
Around 7,000 people were invited on Facebook to a party at Sutton Beach, north Dublin this evening.
# Pope resigns
Pope calls for Catholic Church to 'renew' as thousands flock to prayers
The Vatican said over 50,000 people had turned out to see the pope for his Sunday Angelus, while local authorities put the number at over 100,000.
# Legend
Goodbye, Jim: Thousands turn out for Stynes' state funeral in Melbourne
The former Dublin minor footballer and Aussie Rules giant was given an emotional send-off on Tuesday.
# Did you know?
Ten things you (probably) didn't know about Cheltenham
Afraid of uncomfortable silences between races? Amaze (or bore) your friends and co-workers with some festival-themed trivia.