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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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Uefa express 'serious concerns' over Fifa's plans to stage biennial World Cups
European football’s governing body cited a potential “dilution” of the event, as well as effects on player welfare and the women’s game.
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'This is the most toxic situation he has ever walked into' - Shearer warned Bruce against Newcastle job
The Magpies have handed a three-year contract to the ex-Sunderland boss.
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Man City under Uefa investigation for alleged Financial Fair Play violations
A ban from Uefa competitions, including the Champions League, is a potential punishment if City are found guilty of FFP breaches.
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O'Neill: 'The Republic of Ireland have done just about everything to sell the country to him'
Declan Rice has won three senior caps for Ireland but England are keen on the West Ham youngster.
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Threat of relegation hangs over Dublin and Offaly ahead of Leinster hurling campaign
It’s likely the losers of their championship meeting will be competing in the second tier next season.
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'I asked for an autograph and he said no. I've never forgotten it': McIlroy reveals Keane snub
The golfer was asked about the young fan he gave his ball to at the British Masters last week.
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Gardaí hunt for white van driver who ploughed through Galway level crossing
Irish Rail released a video of the incident.
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BBC reveal all-time Premier League XI and there's no Roy Keane or Denis Irwin
Patrick Vieira and Paul Scholes also miss out.
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'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons
There are fears that these drugs
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Graeme Souness must have lost one hell of a bet on the golf course this morning
They wouldn’t make him do this in TV3.
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Study claims that boxing poses greater risks of serious injury than MMA
That’s according to extensive research from the University of Alberta over a 10-year period.
# Can't rule out anything
This Sinn Féin senator went slightly off-message today
In contrast to party colleagues, Kathryn Reilly didn’t rule out the possibility of Sinn Féin entering coalition with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.
# Dáil scenes
'I'm not entirely ignorant': Gerry Adams had another run-in with the Ceann Comhairle earlier
“I wish you wouldn’t interrupt my flow.”
# The Boss
Michael Noonan warns banks: Cut your interest rates or else...
“Happy customers make for profitable banks,” the finance minister said today.
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The definitive ranking of George Hamilton's best pieces of commentary
What other way is there to celebrate St. George’s Day?
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Bookies predict that AP McCoy could cost them £50m(!) in his last-ever Grand National
Saturday could be a bloodbath for the bookies.
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'I remember getting that Every Little Hurts leaflet and not using it'
Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin talks to TheJournal.ie about THAT leaflet, the same-sex marriage referendum and abortion.
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A lot of Fine Gael TDs were 'very nervous' before Christmas. So, how are they now?
Brian Hayes has been speaking to TheJournal.ie about his party’s election prospects.
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Vincible after all! All of the goals as Cisse double ends Chelsea's unbeaten start
Newcastle beat the league leaders 2-1 at St James’s Park.
# Analysis
How safe is Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader?
The latest poll puts Kenny as the most unpopular of the four main party leaders. So is his position safe?
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Joan and Enda want to cut your taxes.. but they're not agreed on how to do it
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste have been talking tax in recent days.
How to cause a fight between Irish people
Don’t bring these topics up unless you’re TOTALLY prepared for a fight.
# James Larkin
1923 docs reveal Britain's fears over James Larkin's return to Ireland
Newly released documents from foundation of State show that Britain felt that “agitator” Larkin’s return would be “undesirable”.
# Tribute
It's Saturday, so here are our favourite George Hamilton quotes
Featuring “if that’s not offside, I’m a Chinaman” and several other gems.
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Spanish borrowing costs nearly triple in short-term auction
Spain issued some 3-month and 6-month bills this morning – but saw its rates rocket following its bailout request.
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VIDEO: Watch out Ireland! Spain return to top form in Korea friendly
Fernando Torres was on the scoresheet, as Vicente Del Bosque’s side won comfortably.
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Caption time: what's George Hamilton saying to his new friend in Basle?
The legendary RTE commentator met this character ahead of tonight’s Champions League action in Switzerland.