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# Decline

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2022
# Decline
At least one in five reptile species threatened by extinction in biodiversity crisis
Before now, researchers did not have a comprehensive picture of the risk to reptiles.
All time
# Decline
'It just goes from bad to worse. The IRFU committee need to stand up now'
Bernard Jackman spoke about the decline of Irish women’s rugby on The42 Rugby Weekly podcast.
Voices
Extract: Moving to the country helped me discover the secrets of the natural world
Richard Nairns details some of what he discovered when he moved to Ned’s Wood in Co Wicklow.
# Decline
'He was an old man at 41' - Muhammad Ali and the cost of being a boxing great
An extract from Jonathan Eig’s book reveals the extent of the legend’s suffering following his retirement.
# Decline
Poll: When was the last time you visited a post office?
There are currently 952 post offices in Ireland.
# Decline
More woe for Offaly hurling as they replace management in bid to avoid relegation
‘Survival is essential,’ as two-time All-Ireland winner Joachim Kelly takes over from Kevin Martin.
# fall from grace
Ecstasy to agony: O'Neill and Ireland have been on a steady decline since brilliant Vienna win
In November 2016 Ireland sat top of their World Cup qualifying group, but ever since Martin O’Neill’s side have regressed significantly.
# Conservation
Panda conservation is worth billions of dollars a year
A new study looked at pandas and their reserves, and compared them in 1980 to today.
# Decline
There's been a massive drop in young teens smoking in Ireland
The study was conducted between the years of 1995 and 2015 and shows a decline in adolescent smoking.
# Decline
Sacchi weeps for Italy's Champions League flop
The 71-year-old guided Milan to back-to-back European titles in 1989 and 1990.
# Decline
'It looked like he just didn't want to be out there': McEnroe blasts Djokovic
The Serb’s reign at Roland Garros came to a surprising end yesterday.
# travel ban
Foreign tourists are being put off US travel - but is it down to Trump?
The tourism industry felt a jolt after Trump’s first travel ban was put in place.
# where now?
The iPhone may have finally reached its peak
Apple expects iPhone sales to decline over the next quarter, the first time since the original was launched in 2007.
Voices
Ireland and the spud go hand-in-hand, but they're in decline. Myth they're fattening is damaging
Spuds have a particular image problem among young women – ask a group of your female friends to come up with a word to describe potatoes and “fattening” is likely to be the most common response, writes Michael Kelly.
# phenomenal
"A fantastic reward" - here are the six students who got 12 As in their Junior Cert today
Six students nationwide were awarded the maximum 12 A grades possible at Higher / Common Level.
Voices
Dublin won't save rural Ireland, it needs to grow up and be allowed to save itself
We need to decentralise control of the purse strings, rather than government departments, writes Aaron McKenna.
# bad buzz
Bees are disappearing - and scientists are warning about worrying knock-on problems
Scientists want to move bee populations to new areas.
# Decline
'Tiger has sabotaged his own career. Time hasn’t robbed his game, he’s done this to himself'
The 14-time Major winner finished last at the Memorial.
# gotta have faith
Christians are leaving the faith in droves and the trend isn't slowing down
If the current trends continue beyond 2050 then by the year 2070 the world’s population of Muslims would roughly equal that of Christians.
# Tallaght Hospital
The HSE are still preparing the country for a possible Ebola outbreak
A number of different public bodies attended a training event in Tallaght today.
# RVP
From world class to worse than Welbeck - what has happened to Robin Van Persie?
Remember when Fergie hailed RVP as the new Cantona?
# Labour Pains
Labour drops to just 4 per cent in latest poll
A sharp fall for the junior coalition party in the latest opinion poll.
# Out in the Cold
G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis
The leaders also threatened tougher sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea.
# inclusion
Burton will decline invite to New York parade over LGBT ban
LGBT groups have called on Irish officials and An Garda Síochána to follow the New York mayor’s lead and boycott the parade.
# Health
Gene mutation speeds up brain decline in Alzheimer's
This is the first study to use brain scans to show what this gene does.
Voices
Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before?
The Irish electorate is both a strange beast and an angry and vengeful one at the moment, writes Gary Murphy, who says while the people might be punishing Labour, it will not herald a new political force.
Voices
Column: It's time to tackle decline in rural Ireland
Rural Ireland is experiencing a demise, with empty shop buildings, damaged roads and a lack of essential services. Action needs to be taken now or we could see whole parts of the country uninhabited, writes John Verling.
# Tesco
Tesco sales down 1.3 per cent in third quarter
The company also announced today it will be conducting a strategic review of its loss making US chain Fresh & Easy.
# firms
Only 15 per cent of firms are in growth mode - survey
An all-island survey found that 46 per cent half of Irish businesses are currently experiencing contraction, fighting for survival, or are in the process of winding up.