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# Development

This month
January 2023
# Development
Brighton confirm Enock Mwepu taken ill and undergoing tests
The former player was forced to retire from football at the age of 24 after being diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening heart condition.
# Development
Farrell receives ban but will be available for England’s Six Nations opener
The skipper is set to be able to resume playing after Saracens’ Premiership clash with Bristol on 28 January.
Last year
2022
THE MORNING LEAD
Construction industry lobbying to change law and reduce planning challenges
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
Lobby records and documents obtained by Noteworthy show how the industry has pushed back against the judicial review process.
Lobby records and documents obtained by Noteworthy show how the industry has pushed back against the judicial review process
Housing Minister was lobbied 88 times on housing, development and zoning issues since taking office
Industry representatives regularly meet and liaise with local authority officials, reports Cormac Fitzgerald
# Development
Paul Pogba's brother detained by French authorities as extortion investigation continues
Mathias Pogba’s lawyer said on Friday he denies any involvement in extortion reported by his World Cup-winning brother.
# Development
35-man Emerging Ireland squad announced for South Africa tour
The squad contains four players who have been capped at senior Test level.
# Future
Contracts, Celtic Cup, the club game - women's rugby still in flux
The women’s game in Ireland remains in need of greater alignment.
# Global View
'Some of our guys come from Brazil's favelas, which is just extraordinary stuff'
St Michael’s director of rugby, Andy Skehan, has been working with the Brazilian national team.
# Development
'He’d be a 9/10 or a 2/10, but he's become that 7/10 player you need'
Stephen Bradley has hailed Dylan Watts’ improvement ahead of Shamrock Rovers’ clash with Ferencvaros.
# Climate
New development plan for 'urban quarter' in West Dublin
The neighbourhoods in the plan would follow the 15-minute city concept.
# Development
Jury discharged in trial of Wolves fan accused of racist abuse of Rio Ferdinand
Jamie Arnold has denied racially abusing the former England and Manchester United player at a match in 2021.
# Development
US artistic swimmer, who fainted in pool, forced out of team event
FINA said it had organised a medical examination of Anita Alvarez on Friday morning.
# Development
Police will not take action against Patrick Vieira
The Crystal Palace boss appeared to kick out at a fan following his team’s recent match at Everton.
# Development
Police arrest, then release suspect in PSG women's team assault case
A source close to the case said the man was a ‘friend’ of Aminata Diallo.
# Development
Ireland Women set for their first-ever summer tour in Japan
Head coach Greg McWilliams feels the tour will be crucial in developing Ireland’s players.
# Development
Police arrest suspected killers of Argentine rugby star Aramburu
The two men, both members of the GUD white nationalist group, were already due in court in June.
# Development
Investigation launched into Josh Taylor’s controversial win over Jack Catterall
A brief statement from British Boxing Board of Control general secretary Robert Smith confirmed the news.
# Dublin
Cabinet to discuss approval of O'Devaney Gardens redevelopment
The scheme is made up of 1,047 apartments and houses in inner city Dublin.
All time
# Eblana Theatre
The Arts Council has criticised new Busáras HQ plans which would see loss of Eblana Theatre
Michael Scott’s original vision for Busáras included plans for a nightclub on the top floor, a newsreel cinema, a crèche, and a barber’s.
# the cobblestone
Proposed hotel at site of Dublin's Cobblestone pub refused planning permission
The pub itself is a protected structure, and according to the planning application, it would be retained as part of any development.
# Development
Samples taken from IHRB on horses at raided Kildare premises prove negative
Animal remedies were seized earlier this month as part of ‘ongoing’ probe into equine doping.
# Development
'It's a conversation he needs to have with his coaches' - Ireland's Oko-Flex must carefully consider next move
The West Ham youngster earned a first U21 call-up for games against Italy and Sweden.
# Student Accommodation
Locals and An Taisce oppose six-storey student housing scheme for Dun Laoghaire
Baker’s Corner pub would be demolished as part of the scheme
# Means The World
Where the crisis is 'catastrophic': How is Ireland helping countries facing climate threats?
“Covid has created a global awareness of the interaction of everybody together on one planet.”
# Development
'I was just at a point where I needed to get out and play senior football and get that experience'
Ireland U21 goalkeeper Brian Maher on how stepping down on level ultimately proved beneficial.
# pipeline
Conor O'Shea aims for pathway to drive England to World Cup trophies
The Irishman is now in a wide-ranging role as the RFU’s director of performance rugby.
# Charlestown
€235m north Dublin build-to-rent apartment scheme given green light by An Bord Pleanála
In a separate case, ABP also granted planning for 114 build-to-rent apartments in Dublin 16.
# Development
Paris appeals court dismisses Deschamps' defamation case against Cantona
The Man United legend suggested the France manager had snubbed Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa because of their ‘north African origins’.
# Development
Cristiano Ronaldo denied last-gasp winner after bench controversy
Club director Pavel Nedved insists the star is staying at Juventus.
# Development
‘No criminality’ as police clear Celtic star Leigh Griffiths over online messages
The striker was sent home from the club’s training camp last week as officers began an investigation.
# Development
'This is not ring-fencing' - Premiership to expand to 14 clubs with relegation paused
Saracens are to rejoin the English top flight after being crowned Greene King IPA Championship winners.
# Housing
Number of residential units sent for planning dropped by 29% in first quarter of this year
The type of residential units subject to commencement has seen a “substantial shift” towards housing over apartments.
# Development
Rangers taking legal action over comments before police investigation completed
Police Scotland have found ‘no criminality’ in a video posted on social media.
# Development
An Bord Pleanála ruling clears way for €48m UCD building inspired by the Giant's Causeway
The ruling clears the way for a €180m development of facilities at University College Dublin.
# Development
Munster believe new signing Jenkins will be 'immense for the young guys'
The southern province hope the South African can influence the likes of Fineen Wycherley and Thomas Ahern.
# Development
Learning from Harry Kane is aiding Troy Parrott 'on and off the pitch'
The 19-year-old attacker is continuing his education in senior football while on loan at Ipswich Town.
# Development
Inter-county GAA no longer allowed in Level 5, with no activity until Easter at earliest
A letter was sent to county boards this evening following a meeting of the GAA’s Covid Advisory Group.
# Development
Stylish spaces, social life and riverside walks: These family homes start from €275k
Oldbridge Manor is convenient for the M1 and less than an hour from Dublin.
# Development
Fifa dismisses appeal against Kieran Trippier betting ban
The 30-year-old Atletico Madrid and defender was hit with a 10-week suspension last month.
# Development
6 more former players take action against rugby union in concussion lawsuit
Ex-internationals are amongst the number.
# Last Orders
'We are running out of places to dance': Appeals lodged against plans that would shut Dublin's Rí Rá and The Globe
A planned major expansion of the Central Hotel would see two popular nighttime hotspots in Dublin city shut.